US 9,812,826 B2
Electrical connector with grounding contact
Wang-I Yu, New Taipei (TW); Mao-Jung Huang, New Taipei (TW); Ya-Juan Gou, Taicang (CN); Dan Li, Taicang (CN); and Qing-Fang Deng, Taicang (CN)
Assigned to ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD., Taicang (CN)
Filed by ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD., Taicang, JiangSu Province (CN)
Filed on Nov. 8, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/345,709.
Claims priority of application No. 105106027 A (TW), filed on Feb. 26, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0250508 A1, Aug. 31, 2017
Int. Cl. H01R 24/60 (2011.01); H01R 24/64 (2011.01); H01R 13/6581 (2011.01); H01R 13/631 (2006.01); H01R 107/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 24/64 (2013.01) [H01R 13/631 (2013.01); H01R 13/6581 (2013.01); H01R 2107/00 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electrical connector for electrically connecting with a complementary connector, comprising:
an insulating housing comprising a base, a mating tongue extending forwards from the base, and a plurality of channels extending through the mating tongue and the base;
a plurality of conductive contacts retained in the channels, each conductive contact having a fixing portion assembled within corresponding channel, a contacting portion extending from one side of the fixing portion and a soldering portion extending from the other side of the fixing portion opposite to the contacting portion; and
a shielding shell covering the insulating housing and the plurality of conductive contacts;
wherein the plurality of conductive contacts comprises at least one grounding contact, and the at least one grounding contact defines a latching portion neighbored and connected to the contacting portion thereof; and
wherein the mating tongue has a pair of cutouts recessed from opposite lateral edges thereof, and the latching portion of the at least one grounding contact cooperates with one of the pair of cutouts;
wherein the contacting portion of the at least one grounding contact and the latching portion of the at least one grounding contact extend within two different planes;
wherein the latching portion of the at least one grounding contact provides an engaging portion for electrically connecting with the complementary connector and a retaining portion extending from the engaging portion and projecting into the cutout; and wherein the retaining portion extends along a substantially perpendicular direction of the engaging portion of the at least one grounding contact.