Electrical connector assembly

DC
  • US 6,508,678 B1
  • Filed: 08/31/2000
  • Issued: 01/21/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:

  • a plug that includes a plug housing having a first mating portion, and a plurality of plug terminals mounted inside said plug housing, said first mating portion being defined by a multi-sided first confining wall; and

    a receptacle that includes a receptacle housing having a second mating portion to mate with said first mating portion, and a plurality of receptacle terminals mounted inside said receptacle housing, said second mating portion being defined by a multi-sided second confining wall, each of said first and second confining walls having opposite first and second sides, a pair of opposite third sides respectively connected to two opposite ends of said first side, a pair of fourth sides respectively connected to two opposite ends of said second side, and a pair of fifth sides each extending between and interconnecting one of said third sides and one of said fourth sides, said first side being longer than said second side, said first and second sides being longer than each of said third sides, the width between said third sides being greater than that between said fourth sides, said fifth sides being angled away from each other while extending from said fourth sides to said third sides;

    wherein said first and second sides are substantially parallel, and said third sides are substantially perpendicular to said first side; and

    wherein said fourth sides extend obliquely from said second side.

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