EP0856918B1 - Coaxial socket connector - Google Patents

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EP0856918B1
EP0856918B1 EP19980101394 EP98101394A EP0856918B1 EP 0856918 B1 EP0856918 B1 EP 0856918B1 EP 19980101394 EP19980101394 EP 19980101394 EP 98101394 A EP98101394 A EP 98101394A EP 0856918 B1 EP0856918 B1 EP 0856918B1
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Bernhard Rosenberger
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R24/00Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure
    • H01R24/38Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts
    • H01R24/40Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts specially adapted for high frequency
    • H01R24/54Intermediate parts, e.g. adapters, splitters or elbows
    • H01R24/542Adapters
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R2103/00Two poles

Description

The invention relates to a coaxial connector socket according to the preamble of claim 1.

For establishing a plug connection between a coaxial socket and a corresponding mating connector is known, the respective outer conductor to be designed as cylindrical sleeves, the sleeves for example together be screwed.

In the case of coaxial plug-in connections, which are automatically inserted when a device is inserted a corresponding slide-in box is to be manufactured is one Screw connection not possible. It has therefore been proposed in the cylindrical Sleeve of the connector outer conductor to attach a spring basket, which with a plurality of discrete, spring-loaded fingers a resilient contact Establishes outer conductor in the connector.

An adapter arrangement for a triaxial cable is known from US Pat. No. 5,062,808. wherein an outer conductor contact socket is provided which has a sleeve with axial Has slots, so that there is a collet-like arrangement. hereby a good contact connection is ensured. The generic term of Claim 1 corresponds to this prior art.

Especially with the coaxial plug-in connections that are inserted by inserting a device or a cassette in an appropriate slide-in frame are, it is problematic that the connector parts in the rack and be stored floating on the plug-in device with a predetermined game need to compensate for mechanical tolerances of the connector. Here comes However, it is often the case with known connectors that the socket and the mating connector are not exactly aligned axially to each other. This leads to poor contact of the outer conductor and to such a contact point, which is not radio frequency tight. The coaxial connection is sensitive to vibrations here and very prone to failure. With frequent plugging in and unplugging it finally leads to a complete malfunction of the connector.

For the rest, the floating bearing, usually realized with springs, is the corresponding one Contact parts are complex and costly to manufacture.

The invention is therefore based on the object of a coaxial connector socket the above Way of creating which RF-tight and low loss is. In addition, a safe, easy to manufacture, especially with the plug-in principle automatically forming coaxial connection is created, the coaxial connector being inexpensive and requiring few parts should.

This object is achieved by those listed in claims 1 and 6, respectively Features solved. Advantageous refinements of this are in the others Described claims.

According to the invention it is provided that the outer conductor contact socket on her the mating connector outer end facing a sleeve with a Axial slot provided wall, the sleeve at this end Walls are compressed so that they one in the direction of the mating connector outer conductor have a tapered course and that on the Slit opposite wall sections at least partially overlap.

This has the advantage that the sleeve around the mating connector outer conductor makes complete and closed contact, so that no unwanted Openings with HF exit arise. This remains closed Contact maintained even when coaxial connector socket and mating connector are not exactly aligned axially to each other because of the resilient support a tilting of the mating connector in the slotted, conical sleeve part is balanced accordingly. Another advantage is that the outer conductor contact always defined between connector socket and mating connector and is formed at a predetermined location. It also has a coaxial connector socket the advantage that the mating connector is already in use, mating plugs that are commercially available and corresponding standards can be used without modifications to them.

Due to the safe and closed contact formation of the outer conductor shielding attenuation even at high frequencies, such as 5 to 20 GHz and more, significantly improved. The shielding attenuation also remains constant, even if the mating connector is not fully in the coaxial connector socket inserted or only inserted obliquely.

A particularly good and safe outer conductor contact can be achieved in that the diameter of the mating end of the sleeve is approximately the diameter of the mating connector outer conductor or is slightly smaller.

Then an improved insensitivity to mechanical mismatch achieved when the thickness of the sleeve walls is chosen such that the overlapping wall sections of the sleeve resiliently to the mating connector outer conductor invest.

A tension-free and mechanically durable sleeve results from the fact that the Slot at its end facing away from the mating connector, in particular circular, widening.

Particularly good electrical and damping properties of the coaxial connector socket are achieved in that the slot has a predetermined Distance to the end of the sleeve facing away from the mating connector.

For use as a wall bushing according to the invention, in particular Advantageously proposed a bushing adapter, which two opposite Has coaxial connector sockets, these coaxial connector sockets are designed according to the aforementioned features.

The bushing adapter expediently has a housing which surrounds both coaxial connector sockets and with an outer conductor connection is provided between the two sleeves.

The housing is expediently formed in one piece, and it results a particularly inexpensive variant in that the housing in one piece Injection molding, preferably made of plastic.

For a secure insertion of the mating connector into the respective coaxial connector socket a centering ring is arranged in front of each sleeve, the outer Scope is advantageously chamfered.

The invention is explained below with reference to the drawing. Show it:

Fig. 1
a sleeve according to the invention in side view,
2 and 3
in a partially cut view,
Fig. 4
a bushing adapter according to the invention in a partially sectioned view without mating connector and
Fig. 5
with mating connector.

The outer conductor contact socket 10 shown in FIG. 1 has a sleeve 18 Walls 22 and a mating end 16. In the sleeve 18 is one from a right end of the outer conductor contact socket 10 in the figure circular recess 36 is formed, from which a slot 20th extends in the direction of the end 16 of the sleeve 18. The walls 22 are at the end 16 compressed so that a conically tapering in the direction of the end 16 Course of the walls 22 results. The walls also overlap 22 in an area 24.

The width of the slot 20 is shown in FIG. 1 for a clear illustration in the drawing and the size of the overlap area 24 is exaggerated.

A representation that corresponds more to reality is given in FIGS. 2 and 3. These illustrate two successive manufacturing steps in the Production of the sleeve 18. The state after the first step is shown in FIG. 2. The sleeve 18 is formed and has a slot 20 with a circular extension 36 received. In this state, the walls 22 are in the region of the Slot 20 still parallel to each other.

In the next step, a plug-in force and a holding force are thereby applied to the sleeve 18 imprinted that at the end 16 the walls 22 are compressed in this way be that the side walls 22 tapering towards the end 16 run and at least partially in the area 24 of the slot 20 at the end 16 overlap. In this way, insertion and holding forces do not act as in known ones Plug connections with spring cage, radial, but along the circumference the sleeve 18. The holding forces are therefore not discrete on certain contact points limited but are evenly and continuously distributed around the circumference of the outer conductor contact around. The outer conductor contact itself is thus when plugged in a mating connector in the sleeve 18 shown in FIG. 3 insensitive against mechanical insertion errors, e.g. not fully inserted or immersed mating connector or mating connector inserted at an angle.

The configuration of the outer conductor contact socket 10 according to FIGS. 1-3 with a Bund 44 is an exemplary embodiment.

The bushing adapter 26 shown in FIG. 4 is used for carrying out a Coaxial connection through a wall 28 and has outer conductor contact sockets on both sides 10 with respective sleeves 18, as described above. Also includes the bushing adapter 26 an inner conductor 40, a housing 30 which a Establishes contact connection 32 between the two outer conductor contact sockets 10, Insulating parts 42, centering ring 34 and a locking ring 38.

Such an arrangement, as shown in Fig. 4, is for example in one Slide-in frame used for slide-in devices, being in the figure from the right and Devices are inserted into such a frame from the left and on the corresponding ones Set mating connector, each when inserting the Engage devices in the frame in the outer conductor contact sockets 10. The Bushing adapter 26 is, as can be seen from FIG. 4, on the wall 28 floating, with appropriate play, stored and with a locking ring 38 secured.

Fig. 5 is an analogous representation to Fig. 4, here on both sides in the bushing adapter 26 mating connector 12 of inserted devices, not shown are inserted. The mating connector 12 shown on the left in FIG. 5 is complete inserted into the outer conductor contact socket 10, and its outer conductor 14 contacts the inner end face of the outer conductor contact socket on its end face 10th

In such implementation adapter 26, the mating connector 12 from opposite insert inserted devices, it is mechanical for reasons Tolerances not possible, an exact plug connection on both sides, as in 5 shown on the left to produce. For this reason, fail this application, the previously known coaxial connector sockets, above all, what the HF-tightness, the contact security and the shielding concerns higher frequencies in the gigahertz range (5 - 20 GHz or higher). In Fig. 5 is accordingly a connector shown on the right, in which the Mating connector 12 is not fully inserted into the outer conductor contact socket 10 is. The end face of the outer conductor 14 of the mating connector 12 is not on the inner end face of the outer conductor contact socket 10, but is from this, as shown, spaced accordingly. The external conductor contact takes place here where the end face of the sleeve 18 by the spring action due to the slot-like Training (not visible in Fig. 5) rests on the outer conductor 14. in this connection 5 that the point of contact with the sleeve 18 is independent of this is how far the mating connector 12 is pushed in and possibly opposite the Bushing adapter 26 is tilted. It follows within certain tolerances namely always on the face of the sleeve 18 around the circumference of the mating connector outer conductor closed and secure contact area.

At this point it should be expressly pointed out that, although from FIG not directly visible, the sleeve 18 according to the representations in Fig. 1 and 3 is formed.

In this way, mating errors due to misalignment between Bushing adapter 26 and mating connector 12, due to tilting between these components and / or because of a not fully immersed Mating connector 12 can be effectively compensated. The electrical properties the plug connection via the lead-through adapter described 26 are not or hardly influenced by such errors. This improves significantly in particular the high frequency behavior and the susceptibility to interference of this connector.

The dimensions of the bushing adapter 26 and the play of the floating Storage in the wall 28 are advantageously chosen so that the Transmission properties, such as shielding attenuation and the like, up to incorrect immersion of the mating connector 12 remain constant of 0.85 mm. With others Words, the dimensions and the floating bearing are chosen so that no incorrect immersion over 0.85 mm can occur.

The slot 20 and the corresponding compressed walls 22 am End 16 of the sleeve 18 act as one when inserting a mating connector 12 Iris diaphragm and press themselves continuously around the outer conductor 14 the mating connector 12 around, so that around the circumference of the outer conductor 14 a continuous contact surface is formed.

Characterized in that a circumferential expansion when inserting a mating connector 12 the sleeve 18 takes place, the contact is softer, and there is no Pressure point that leads to malfunctions in the known arrangements.

It is particularly useful in the arrangement described that the overlapping Area 24 is as short as possible, so that the outer shape the sleeve 18 does not deviate very much from a cylindrical shape. Furthermore are a short slot 20 and a short sleeve 18 are preferred.

Claims (12)

  1. Coaxial connector socket with an external conductor socket (10) for engaging with a mating plug external conductor (14), whereby the external conductor socket (10) has on its end (16) towards the mating plug external conductor (14) a sleeve (18) having a wall (22) provided with an axial slit (20),
    characterised in that on this sleeve end (16), the walls (22) are pressed together such that in the direction of the mating plug external conductor (14) they have a conically narrowing shape, whereby the wall sections (24) opposing each other at the slit at least partially overlap.
  2. Socket according to Claim 1 in engagement with a mating plug external conductor, characterised in that the diameter of the end (16) of the sleeve (18) towards the mating plug approximately corresponds to the diameter of the mating plug external conductor (14) or is somewhat smaller.
  3. Socket according to Claim 2, characterised in that the thickness of the sleeve wall (22) is so chosen that the overlapping wall sections (24) of the sleeve (18) lie sprung against the mating plug external conductor (14).
  4. Socket according to one of the previous claims, characterised in that the slit (20) has on its end facing away from the mating plug (12) an extension (36), in particular a circular extension.
  5. Socket according to one of the previous claims, characterised in that the slit (20) is a predetermined distance from the end of the sleeve (18) facing away from the mating plug (12).
  6. Feed-through adaptor, particularly for wall feed-through, with two opposed coaxial connector sockets (10), characterised in that the coaxial connector sockets (10) are designed according to one of the previous claims.
  7. Feed-through adaptor according to Claim 6, characterised in that it has a housing (30) surrounding both coaxial connector sockets (10) with an external conductor connection (32) between the two sleeves (18).
  8. Feed-through adaptor according to Claim 7, characterised in that the housing (30) is designed in one piece.
  9. Feed-through adaptor according to Claim 7 or 8, characterised in that the housing is a one-piece injection moulded housing.
  10. Feed-through adaptor according to one of the claims 7 to 9, characterised in that the housing (30) is made of plastics material.
  11. Feed-through adaptor according to one of the claims 7 to 10, characterised in that a centring ring (34) is arranged in front of the sleeve (18) in each case.
  12. Feed-through adaptor according to Claim 11, characterised in that an external end of the centring ring (34) is chamfered.
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