Durable RJ-45 data connector assembly

  • US 6,582,248 B2
  • Filed: 11/29/2001
  • Issued: 06/24/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A data connector assembly for installation onto a multi-channel cable end plug having terminals, the assembly being formed to position the plug terminals for direct electrical and mechanical contact with mating terminals in a receptacle and for locking the connector assembly into the receptacle, comprising:

  • a) a housing having positioning means for positioning said multi-channel end plug at a predetermined location within said housing and having thread means formed on a surface thereof, said positioning means including a transverse septum within said housing, said plug being positioned such that said plug terminals can make direct contact with said mating terminals in said receptacle through an open end of said housing;

    b) a radially-compressible chuck for urging said multi-channel end plug to said predetermined location and for gripping said cable;

    c) a tapered boot for radially compressing said chuck; and

    d) a threaded bushing for arresting said tapered boot and for mating to said threads on said housing in a threaded joint for compressing said bushing, boot, chuck, housing, and multi-channel end plug together to form said assembly.

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