US Patent No. 9,282,680

POWER CONNECTOR WITH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY


Patent No. 9,282,680
Issue Date March 08, 2016
Title Power Connector With Thermal Conductivity
Inventorship Joseph F. Murphy, Highland Park, IL (US)
Tigist Woldegebriel, Glenview, IL (US)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,282,680

1. An electrical connector having one or more first terminals each adapted for electrical coupling to a respective one or
more second terminals of a mating connector, wherein heat is generated in said connectors when rendered electrically conductive,
said electrical connector comprising:
a first thermally conductive inner electrical insulator disposed about and in tight-fitting contact with said one or more
first terminals;

an elongated metal sleeve disposed about and in tight-fitting contact with said first insulator;
a first outer thermally conductive coupling nut adapted for connection to the mating connector and disposed about and in tight-fitting
contact with said metal sleeve; and

at least one metallic coiled spring heat conductor disposed intermediate and in contact with said metal sleeve and said first
outer thermally coupling nut, wherein heat is transmitted from the one or more first terminals via said first thermally conductive
inner electrical insulator, said metal sleeve and said coiled spring heat conductor to said first outer thermally conductive
coupling nut for radiation from an outer surface of said first outer thermally conductive coupling nut.