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Title:
ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/011753
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A connector includes: a housing (100) having a thread post (110) at one end thereof and a thread head (120) at the other end thereof; an insulation body (200) received in the housing (100); a terminal (300) provided in the insulation body (200) and received in the housing (100); and an electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) welded on a surface of the thread head (120) adjacent to the thread post (110). The electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) does not increase the size of the connector.

Inventors:
PAN BIAO (CN)
Application Number:
PCT/EP2018/068161
Publication Date:
January 17, 2019
Filing Date:
July 05, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TYCO ELECTRONICS SHANGHAI CO (CN)
TYCO ELECTRONICS LTD UK (GB)
International Classes:
H01R13/6597; H01R13/6595; H01R13/74; H01R12/71; H01R13/52; H01R13/6594; H01R24/86
Domestic Patent References:
WO1998002937A11998-01-22
Foreign References:
US20100124854A12010-05-20
US20100190375A12010-07-29
US20090137133A12009-05-28
US20100099300A12010-04-22
Other References:
None
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MURGITROYD & COMPANY (GB)
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Claims:
What is claimed is,

1. A connector comprising:

a housing (100) having a thread post (110) at one end thereof and a thread head (120) at the other end thereof;

an insulation body (200) received in the housing (100); and

a terminal (300) provided in the insulation body (200) and received in the housing (100);

characterized in that, the connector further comprises an electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) welded on a surface of the thread head (120) adjacent to the thread post (HO).

2. The connector according to claim 1, further comprising:

a nut (600) adapted to be screwed onto the thread post (110),

wherein the thread post (110) is adapted to pass through an installation hole formed in an installation panel (10), and the connector is adapted to be secured on the installation panel (10) by tightening the nut (600) on the thread post (110).

3. The connector according to claim 2, further comprising:

a sealing ring (500) adapted to be sleeved onto the thread post (110),

wherein the sealing ring (500) is adapted to be compressed between the electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) and the installation panel (10), so as to seal an interface of the connector and the installation panel (10). 4. The connector according to claim 3,

wherein when the connector is secured on the installation panel (10), the nut (600) is located at one side of the installation panel (10), while the thread head (120), the electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) and the sealing ring (500) are located at the other side of the installation panel (10) opposite to the one side.

5. The connector according to any one of claims 1-4,

wherein the electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) comprises a plate-shaped part (410) extending horizontally and a plurality of welding feet (420) extending vertically from the periphery of the plate- shaped part (410); and

wherein the plate-shaped part (410) of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) is adapted to be weld to the surface of the thread head (120) adjacent to the thread post (110), and the plurality of welding feet (420) of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) is adapted to be weld to a circuit board.

6. The connector according to claim 5,

wherein the plate-shaped part (410) of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) is adapted to be weld to the surface of the thread head (120) by spot welding.

7. The connector according to claim 5,

wherein the plate-shaped part (410) of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) has a plan shape which is the same as that of the thread head (120).

8. The connector according to claim 5,

wherein the plurality of welding feet (420) of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism (400) are arranged to abut against a side surface of the thread head (120).

9. The connector according to any one of claims 1-8,

wherein the terminal (300) comprises a first end (310) at one end of the housing (100) and a second end (320) at the other end of the housing (100); and

wherein the first end (310) of the terminal (300) is adapted to electrically contact a mating connector, and the second end (320) of the terminal (300) is adapted to be weld onto the circuit board.

10. The connector according to any one of claims 1-9,

wherein the connector is configured as a round connector with a cylindrical shape.

Description:
ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application claims the benefit of Chinese Patent Application No.201720852451.7 filed on July 13, 2017 in the State Intellectual Property Office of China, the whole disclosure of which is incorporated herein by reference. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Field of the Invention

At least one embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a connector, more particularly, relates to a round connector.

Description of the Related Art

In the prior art, a round connector adapted to be mounted on an installation panel (for example, a shell) of an electrical equipment generally comprises a housing, an insulation body received in the housing, and a plurality of terminals provided in the insulation body.

For this round connector to be mounted on the installation panel of the electrical equipment, it is difficult to add an electromagnetic shielding structure to the round connector due to space constraints. However, in some applications, in order to achieve a desired electromagnetic shielding effect, it is required to add the electromagnetic shielding structure to the round connector.

Therefore, it is necessary to develop a novel electromagnetic shielding structure which does not increase the size of the round connector and provides effective electromagnetic shielding effect for the round connector.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present disclosure has been made to overcome or alleviate at least one aspect of the above mentioned disadvantages.

According to an object of the present disclosure, there is provided a connector comprising an electromagnetic shielding mechanism which does not increase the size of the connector.

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a connector comprising: a housing having a thread post at one end thereof and a thread head at the other end thereof; an insulation body received in the housing; a terminal provided in the insulation body and received in the housing; and an electromagnetic shielding mechanism welded on a surface of the thread head adjacent to the thread post.

According to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the connector further comprises a nut adapted to be screwed onto the thread post, the thread post is adapted to pass through an installation hole formed in an installation panel, and the connector is adapted to be secured on the installation panel by tightening the nut on the thread post.

According to another exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the connector further comprises a sealing ring adapted to be sleeved onto the thread post, and the sealing ring is adapted to be compressed between the electromagnetic shielding mechanism and the installation panel, so as to seal an interface of the connector and the installation panel.

According to another exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, when the connector is secured on the installation panel, the nut is located at one side of the installation panel, while the thread head, the electromagnetic shielding mechanism and the sealing ring are located at the other side of the installation panel opposite to the one side.

According to another exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the electromagnetic shielding mechanism comprises a plate-shaped part extending horizontally and a plurality of welding feet extending vertically from the periphery of the plate- shaped part; the plate-shaped part of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism is adapted to be weld to the surface of the thread head adjacent to the thread post; and the plurality of welding feet of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism is adapted to be weld to a circuit board.

According to another exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the plate-shaped part of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism is adapted to be weld to the surface of the thread head by spot welding.

According to another exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the plate-shaped part of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism has a plan shape which is the same as that of the thread head.

According to another exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the plurality of welding feet of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism are arranged to abut against a side surface of the thread head.

According to another exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the terminal comprises a first end at one end of the housing and a second end at the other end of the housing, the first end of the terminal is adapted to electrically contact a mating connector, and the second end of the terminal is adapted to be weld onto the circuit board.

According to another exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the connector is configured to be a round connector with a cylindrical shape.

In the above various exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure, the electromagnetic shielding mechanism is welded on the surface of the thread head adjacent to the thread post. Therefore, it does not increase the size of the connector.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The above and other features of the present disclosure will become more apparent by describing in detail exemplary embodiments thereof with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig.l is an illustrative perspective view of a connector according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, in which an electromagnetic shielding mechanism is not shown;

Fig.2 is an illustrative side view of the connector of Fig.l;

Fig.3 is an illustrative perspective view of the connector according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, in which an electromagnetic shielding mechanism is shown; and

Fig.4 is an illustrative view of securing the connector of Fig.3 to an installation panel.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS OF THE IVENTION

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure will be described hereinafter in detail with reference to the attached drawings, wherein the like reference numerals refer to the like elements. The present disclosure may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as being limited to the embodiment set forth herein; rather, these embodiments are provided so that the present disclosure will be thorough and complete, and will fully convey the concept of the disclosure to those skilled in the art.

In the following detailed description, for purposes of explanation, numerous specific details are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the disclosed

embodiments. It will be apparent, however, that one or more embodiments may be practiced without these specific details. In other instances, well-known structures and devices are schematically shown in order to simplify the drawing.

According to a general concept of the present disclosure, there is provided a connector comprising: a housing having a thread post at one end thereof and a thread head at the other end thereof; an insulation body received in the housing; a terminal provided in the insulation body and received in the housing; and an electromagnetic shielding mechanism welded on a surface of the thread head adjacent to the thread post.

Fig.l is an illustrative perspective view of a connector according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, in which an electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 is not shown; Fig.2 is an illustrative side view of the connector of Fig. l.

As shown in Figs.1-2, in an embodiment, the connector mainly comprises a housing 100, an insulation body 200, and a terminal 300. The housing 100 is generally made of metal. The housing 100 comprises a thread post 110 at one end thereof and a thread head 120 at the other end thereof opposite to the end. The insulation body 200 is received in the housing 100. The terminal 300 is provided in the insulation body 200 and received in the housing 100.

Fig.3 is an illustrative perspective view of the connector according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, in which an electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 is shown.

As shown in Fig.3, in an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the connector further comprises an electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400. The electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 is welded on a surface of the thread head 120 adjacent to the thread post 110.

Fig.4 is an illustrative view of securing the connector of Fig.3 to an installation panel

10.

As shown in Figs.3-4, in an embodiment, the connector further comprises a nut 600 adapted to be screwed onto the thread post 110. The thread post 110 is adapted to pass through an installation hole formed in an installation panel 10. The connector is adapted to be secured on the installation panel 10 by tightening the nut 600 on the thread post 110.

As shown in Figs.3-4, in an embodiment, the connector further comprises a sealing ring 500 adapted to be sleeved onto the thread post 110. The sealing ring 500 is adapted to be compressed between the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 and the installation panel 10, so as to seal an interface of the connector and the installation panel 10.

As shown in Figs.3-4, in an embodiment, when the connector is secured on the installation panel 10, the nut 600 is located at one side of the installation panel 10, while the thread head 120, the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 and the sealing ring 500 are located at the other side of the installation panel 10 opposite to the one side.

As shown in Figs.3-4, in an embodiment, the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 comprises a plate-shaped part 410 extending horizontally and a plurality of welding feet 420 extending vertically from the periphery of the plate-shaped part 410 in an axial direction of the connector. The plate- shaped part 410 of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 is adapted to be weld to the surface of the thread head 120 adjacent to the thread post 110. The plurality of welding feet 420 of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 is adapted to be weld to a circuit board (not shown).

As shown in Figs.3-4, in an embodiment, the plate-shaped part 410 of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 is adapted to be weld to the surface of the thread head 120 by spot welding.

As shown in Figs.3-4, in an embodiment, the plate-shaped part 410 of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 has a plan shape which is the same as that of the thread head 120. As shown in Figs.3-4, in an embodiment, the plurality of welding feet 420 of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 abut against a side surface of the thread head 120.

As shown in Figs.1-2, in an embodiment, the terminal 300 comprises a first end 310 at one end of the housing 100 and a second end 320 at the other end of the housing 100. The first end 310 of the terminal 300 is adapted to electrically contact a mating connector. The second end 320 of the terminal 300 is adapted to be weld onto the circuit board.

In an embodiment, the connector may be configured as a round connector with a cylindrical shape. The round connector is adapted to be mounted on a shell (or referred as an installation panel) of an electric equipment. The second end 320 of the terminal 300 and the plurality of welding feet 420 of the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 may be weld to the circuit board provided in the shell of the electric equipment.

In the above embodiments, the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 is weld to the thread head of the housing of the connector. Thereby, electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 will not affect the installation of the connector, and the connector may be easily mounted. In addition, the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400 does not affect the sealing ring 500, and it will not reduce the waterproof performance of the connector. In the above embodiments, there is no need to add any additional electromagnetic shielding structural for the connector except the electromagnetic shielding mechanism 400, thus reducing the cost of the connector and the difficulty of assembling and manufacturing the connector.

It should be appreciated for those skilled in this art that the above embodiments are intended to be illustrated, and not restrictive. For example, many modifications may be made to the above embodiments by those skilled in this art, and various features described in different embodiments may be freely combined with each other without conflicting in configuration or principle.

Although several exemplary embodiments have been shown and described, it would be appreciated by those skilled in the art that various changes or modifications may be made in these embodiments without departing from the principles and spirit of the disclosure, the scope of which is defined in the claims and their equivalents.

As used herein, an element recited in the singular and proceeded with the word "a" or

"an" should be understood as not excluding plural of said elements or steps, unless such exclusion is explicitly stated. Furthermore, references to "one embodiment" of the present disclosure are not intended to be interpreted as excluding the existence of additional embodiments that also incorporate the recited features. Moreover, unless explicitly stated to the contrary, embodiments "comprising" or "having" an element or a plurality of elements having a particular property may include additional such elements not having that property.