(19)
(11)EP 2 390 960 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
01.05.2013 Bulletin 2013/18

(43)Date of publication A2:
30.11.2011 Bulletin 2011/48

(21)Application number: 11167351.3

(22)Date of filing:  24.05.2011
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H01R 13/514  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL 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 RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 25.05.2010 US 348180 P
20.05.2011 US 201113112796

(71)Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
Berwyn, PA 19312 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Debock, Kimberly Anne
    Hummelstown, PA 17036 (US)
  • Flaig, Robert Charles
    Lancaster, PA 17603 (US)
  • Smith, Graham Harry
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (US)

(74)Representative: Johnstone, Douglas Ian et al
Baron Warren Redfern 19 South End
Kensington London Greater London W8 5BU
Kensington London Greater London W8 5BU (GB)

  


(54)Electrical connector with signal and power connections


(57) An electrical connector (10) includes a connector housing (12) having at least one contact cavity (18) and an interchange port (36). A power contact (14) is held by the connector housing (12) within the contact cavity (18). The power contact (14) is configured to conduct electrical power. An interchangeable signal module (16) is separably mounted to the connector housing (12) such that at least a portion of the signal module (16) is held within the interchange port (36) of the connector housing (12). The signal module (16) includes an insulator (40) holding a signal contact that is configured to conduct electrical data signals.