US Patent No. 10,312,647

CIRCULAR POWER CONNECTORS


Patent No. 10,312,647
Issue Date June 04, 2019
Title Circular Power Connectors
Inventorship Charles Copper, Hummelstown, PA (US)
Thomas Brungard, York, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,312,647

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing; and
a plurality of terminals supported by the housing, at least two of said plurality of terminals comprise:
an electrically conductive base;
a contact beam that extends from said base and is monolithic with said base, said contact beam including a contact portion; and
a mounting portion that extends from said base and is monolithic with said base for mounting said terminal to a substrate, wherein at least a portion of the mounting portion extends from the housing to form an interface to the substrate;
wherein:
said plurality of terminals are arranged cylindrically around an insertion axis to form a receptacle for receiving a plug therein, wherein:
contact portions of said at least two terminals face said insertion axis and any two of said at least two terminals lie on a chord across said receptacle; and
the chord intersects the electrical connector only at the two terminals.