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A low profile connector 20 including a receptacle 22 and a plug 70, each having a housing 24,72 with respective arrays of contacts 44,92 secured therein, the contacts 44,92 being of thin metal set on edge in the housings 24,72 and including edge contact surfaces 50,98 projecting from the housings 24,72 in a common plane for soldering to the circuits. Each receptacle contact 44 has a C-shaped configuration including a base 48, an intermediate portion 60 and an arm 62, the arm 62 defining a contact surface 68 adapted to mate with a corresponding plug contact surface 110, the arm 62 extending transversely of the axis in a first direction. Each plug contact 92 has an L-shaped configuration including a base 94 and a post 104 extending from the base 94 parallel to the axis, a side surface 110 of the post 104 defining a mating surface for a corresponding one of the receptacle contacts 44. Upon mating of the receptacle 22 and plug 70, the side surface of the post 104 of the plug contact 92 engages the arm 62 of the receptacle contact 44 in sliding engagement, deflecting the arm 62 transversely of the axis in a second direction, the post 104 co-extending past the arm 62 and in spring biased engagement therewith resulting in a low profile connector 20.

Title
Low profile board to board connector
Application Number
8/184522
Publication Number
5395250
Application Date
January 21, 1994
Publication Date
March 7, 1995
Inventor
Donald J Summers
Shiremanstown
PA, US
Michael W Englert Jr
Middletown
PA, US
Agent
Katherine A Nelson
Assignee
The Whitaker Corporation
DE, US
IPC
H01R 9/09
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