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A connector assembly facilitates the registration of connector components. A plug connector in the assembly has a housing with a top surface defining a mating channel configured in a closed loop. A receptacle connector in the assembly has side walls of the housing configured in a closed loop which are received in the mating channel of the plug connector during mating. Terminals in the plug connector have contact portions disposed along the mating channel which engage respective contact portions of terminals disposed along the side walls of the receptacle connector upon mating.

Title
Electric connector assembly with improved registration characteristics
Application Number
816225
Publication Number
5885092
Application Date
June 20, 1997
Publication Date
March 23, 1999
Inventor
Shinichi Aihara
Ebina
JP
Tomoaki Ito
Machida
JP
Agent
James C Paschall
Assignee
Molex Incorporated
IL, US
IPC
H01R 9/09
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