Female electrical contact with stop for resilient contact

  • US 5,562,501 A
  • Filed: 11/18/1994
  • Issued: 10/08/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A female electrical contact for electrically engaging a male electrical contact, the female contact comprising a base section with side walls extending upwardly from both sides of said base section, and a resilient contacting strip extending rearward from the front of said base section and having a bent section integral with the front of said base section, said resilient contacting strip comprises an extension of said base section for making electrical contact with a male contact inserted into said female contact along the upper surface of said resilient contacting strip, said female electrical contact being characterized by:

  • at least one protrusion extending between said resilient contacting strip and an adjacent side wall, said protrusion engaging a surface located below said resilient contacting surface upper surface to prevent deflection of said resilient contacting strip beyond the limit of elastic deformation andat least one protrusion extends from said resilient contact strip through a cut-out, the lower edge of said cut-out comprising said surface located below said resilient contacting strip upper surface.

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