(19)
(11)EP 2 239 816 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
14.12.2011 Bulletin 2011/50

(43)Date of publication A2:
13.10.2010 Bulletin 2010/41

(21)Application number: 10159395.2

(22)Date of filing:  08.04.2010
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H01R 9/03  (2006.01)
H01R 13/11  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
AL BA ME RS

(30)Priority: 08.04.2009 US 420736

(71)Applicant: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Burdenko, Michael N.
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 (US)
  • Mackey, Dennis C.
    Hamilton, MA 01982 (US)

(74)Representative: Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser 
Leopoldstrasse 4
80802 München
80802 München (DE)

  


(54)Electrical connector and method of making same


(57) An electrical connector is provided. The electrical connector (10) includes a socket housing (20) and a plurality of socket contacts (22) disposed within the socket housing. Each of the plurality of socket contacts comprises a body (32) and at least two members (34,36) extending from the body towards a pin-receiving end and separated by longitudinal slots. Each of the members has a tapered cross-section thicker towards an end adjacent to the body than towards a distal end through which the socket contact receives a mating pin.