Telecommunications jack assembly

  • US 6,524,131 B2
  • Filed: 04/04/2001
  • Issued: 02/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/1999
  • Status: Expired
First Claim
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1. An insert for a jack for use with a plug having plug contacts, the insert comprising:

  • a) a connector mount having a main body including a first side positioned opposite from a second side, the connector mount including;

    i) a snap-fit connection structure positioned at the main body for securing the connector mount to the jack;

    ii) a contact spring holder;

    iii) an insulation displacement terminal housing positioned at the first side of the main body;

    b) a plurality of contact springs held by the contact spring holder, the contact springs including contact portions positioned at the first side of the main body for engaging the plug contacts of the plug, the contact springs each include a tip positioned at the second side of the main body;

    c) a plurality of insulation displacement terminals housed by the insulation displacement terminal housing, the insulation displacement terminals each including a tip positioned at the second side of the main body; and

    d) a circuit board providing electrical connections between the tips of the insulation displacement terminals and the tips of the contact springs, the circuit board being mounted at the second side of the main body.

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