US 9,812,798 B2
Electrical connector with heat dissipating path
Wang-I Yu, Jhonghe (TW); Ren-Bao Hu, Jhonghe (TW); and I-Hung Cheng, Jhonghe (TW)
Assigned to ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD., Taicang (CN)
Filed by ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD., Taicang, JiangSu Province (CN)
Filed on Dec. 5, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/561,508.
Claims priority of application No. 2014 1 0439533 (CN), filed on Sep. 1, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0064837 A1, Mar. 3, 2016
Int. Cl. H01R 12/57 (2011.01); H01R 13/00 (2006.01); H01R 13/41 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 12/57 (2013.01) [H01R 13/41 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electrical connector mounted to a printed circuit board (PCB) for mating with a complementary connector, comprising:
an insulating housing comprising a mating face confronting the complementary connector, a mounting face opposite to the mating face and a rear wall positioned between the mating face and the mounting face along a front-to-back direction, the insulating housing defining a plurality of contact-receiving passageways penetrating from the mating face to the rear wall and a plurality of heat dissipating slots communicating with the contact-receiving passageways; and
a plurality of conductive contacts respectively received in the contact-receiving passageways, each conductive contact comprising a contacting portion, a termination portion adapted for electrically connecting with the printed circuit board, and an intermediate portion connecting the contacting portion with the termination portion and retained on the rear wall;
wherein the insulating housing comprises a heat dissipating section defined between the mounting face and the rear wall, and wherein the heat dissipating section communicates with the heat dissipating slots to thereby define a heat dissipating path therebetween, the insulative housing has a top wall connecting the mating face and the rear wall, and a plurality of heat dissipating grooves are arranged on the top wall along a transverse direction, the heat dissipating grooves are communicated with an exterior along an up-to-down direction and the front-to-back direction;
wherein the conductive contact has a pair of retaining protrusions formed along two opposite side edges of the intermediate portion thereof and wherein the contact-receiving passageway defines a limitation means in an inside wall for retaining the conductive contact by engaging with the retaining protrusions.