Global Patent Index - EP 1049218 A2

EP 1049218 A2 2000-11-02 - Electrical connector having reduced width

Title (en)

Electrical connector having reduced width

Title (de)

Elektrischer Verbinder mit geringer Breite

Title (fr)

Connecteur électrique de largeur réduite

Publication

EP 1049218 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00109222 A

Priority

JP 12307999 A

Abstract (en)

An electrical connector having an conductive terminals with solder tabs arranged in an insulative in a manner to enable miniaturization without risking defective soldering during manufacture. The connector includes an insulative housing having a terminating portion for supporting the solder tabs, the terminating portion having first and second sides. The housing includes recessed trenches within which the solder tabs respectively reside. In an embodiment, some of the solder tabs are located at the first side of the terminating portion, and the remainder of the solder tabs are located at the second side of the terminating portion in an alternating, staggered height manner. The staggered arrangement provides a suitable distance between adjacent terminal solder tabs on the same side of the terminating portion, thereby preventing soldering errors. Also, in an embodiment, the solder tab portions are disposed at acute angles, supported by the housing within V-shaped trenches. Such an embodiment further enhances soldering joint integrity by permitting contact of a soldering tool directly against both the slant-mounted soldering tab and the wire to be soldered thereto. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01R 24/04; H01R 4/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 24/00 (2006.01); H01R 4/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 4/023 (2013.01); H01R 24/62 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IE IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 1049218 A2 20001102; EP 1049218 A3 20020116; CN 1218440 C 20050907; CN 1284767 A 20010221; JP 2000323240 A 20001124; JP 3287810 B2 20020604; KR 200314796 Y1 20030527; TW 452243 U 20010821

INPADOC legal status


2003-05-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020717

2002-10-02 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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