US 9,812,817 B1
Electrical connector having a mating connector interface
Hiroshi Shirai, Tokorozawa (JP); Chad William Morgan, Carneys Point, NJ (US); and Masaaki Iwasaki, Yokohama (JP)
Assigned to TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US); and TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K., Kawasaki-Shi (JP)
Filed by TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US); and TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K., Kawasaki-shi (JP)
Filed on Jan. 27, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/417,449.
Int. Cl. H01R 13/648 (2006.01); H01R 13/6586 (2011.01); H01R 24/66 (2011.01); H01R 107/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 13/6586 (2013.01) [H01R 24/66 (2013.01); H01R 2107/00 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electrical connector comprising:
a housing having a front and a rear opposite the front, the housing having a chamber at the front for receiving a mating electrical connector, the housing having a base at the rear defining a back of the chamber, the base having signal contact openings therethrough, the base having ground contact openings therethrough; and
a contact module stack having a plurality of contact modules coupled to the base and extending rearward from the rear of the housing, each contact module comprising:
a dielectric holder holding signal contacts, the signal contacts having mating portions extending from a mating end of the dielectric holder, mounting portions extending from a mounting end of the dielectric holder for termination to a circuit board, and transition portions between the mating portions and the mounting portions, the mating portions being received in corresponding signal contact openings and extending into the chamber for mating with the mating electrical connector; and
a ground shield coupled to the dielectric holder and providing electrical shielding for the signal contacts, the ground shield having a plurality of rails configured to be aligned with the transition portions of corresponding signal contacts, wherein at least two of the rails have ground hoods extending forward of the mating end of the dielectric holder along the mating portions of the signal contacts, the ground hoods being received in corresponding ground contact openings and extending into the chamber for mating with the mating electrical connector.