JP3331409B2 - Photoelectric composite connector - Google Patents

Photoelectric composite connector

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JP3331409B2
JP3331409B2 JP21885299A JP21885299A JP3331409B2 JP 3331409 B2 JP3331409 B2 JP 3331409B2 JP 21885299 A JP21885299 A JP 21885299A JP 21885299 A JP21885299 A JP 21885299A JP 3331409 B2 JP3331409 B2 JP 3331409B2
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俊輔 佐々木
兼次 大津
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【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、主として光信号と電気信号とを同時に伝送可能な光ファイバに対して光学的接続を行う光接続部と電気的接続を行う電気接続部とを同一のハウジング内に装着して成る基板実装用の光電複合型コネクタに関する。 The present invention relates mainly optical and electrical signals and the electrical connections and the same housing for optical connection portion electrically connected to perform the optical connection with respect to the simultaneously transmittable optical fiber a photoelectric composite connector for board mounting formed by mounting within.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】従来、一般的な光コネクタでは、電気コネクタのハウジングを用いて電気ケーブルの終端と光ファイバのケーブル終端とを取り替えて終端処理を行った構成のものが多く、その他の構成としては例えば特開平9−33755号公報に開示された光ファイバの撓み制御構造を有する光コネクタが挙げられる。 Conventionally, in a general optical connector, as many other configurations having a structure subjected to termination processing by replacing the cable termination end and the optical fiber of the electric cable with the electrical connector housing It can be mentioned optical connector having a deflection control structure of the optical fiber disclosed in, for example, JP-a 9-33755.

【0003】この光コネクタでは、凹状開口部が設けられたクランプ部材と板状の底面部とから成るプラグを使用し、底面部及びクランプ部材の間に挟まれて凹状開口部から露呈した複数の光ファイバ芯線の終端を底面部上の局部に配備した側壁部により所定の間隔で区画される傾斜底面部内に這わせることにより、光ファイバ芯線の撓みを制御できる構造としている。 [0003] In the optical connector is to use a plug consisting of a concave opening the clamp member and the plate-shaped bottom part provided with a plurality of which is exposed from the concave opening portion is sandwiched between the bottom part and clamping members by laid in inclined bottom surface portion is divided into at predetermined intervals by the side wall portion that is deployed locally on the bottom surface portion of the end of the optical fiber core, has a structure which can control the bending of the optical fiber core. 但し、こうした光コネクタの場合、複数の光ファイバを並設して多系統で光信号を伝送できるが、基本的に光ファイバにより光信号を専用に伝送する構造であるため、電気信号を同時に伝送することはできない。 However, in the case of such an optical connector, can transmit an optical signal to parallel a plurality of optical fibers in multiple system, since a structure for transmitting an optical signal to a dedicated by essentially optical fiber, an electrical signal transmitted simultaneously It can not be.

【0004】そこで、最近では光信号と電気信号とを同時に伝送可能な光電複合型コネクタも開発されており、 [0004] Therefore, have also been developed photoelectric composite connector capable of transmitting simultaneously the optical and electrical signals recently,
一例としては特公平5−7686号公報に開示されたものが挙げられる。 One example include those disclosed in Japanese Patent Kokoku 5-7686. この光電複合型コネクタは、導電性のケースに光信号の送受信用の一対の光ファイバを保持すると共に、電気信号の送受信用の一対の電線(同軸型のものでも使用可能)を接続し、光ファイバの光信号送信用のものが相手コネクタに設けられた発光素子に光結合され、光信号受信用のものが相手コネクタに設けられた受光素子に光結合されるようになっている。 The photoelectric composite connector, the conductive case holds a pair of optical fibers for transmitting and receiving optical signals, connected to a pair of wires for transmission and reception of electrical signals (also available ones of the coaxial type), light those of the optical signal for transmission of the fiber is optically coupled to a light-emitting element provided in the mating connector, that of the optical signal for reception is adapted to be optically coupled to the light receiving element provided in the mating connector. 又、ここでは、電気接続端子や接合アームを用いて光ファイバ及び電線を結合させてケースへの装着保持を簡便に行うようにしている。 Also, here, as to bind the optical fiber and the wire easily perform the mounting and holding of the casing by using an electric connecting terminal and bonding arm.

【0005】 [0005]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】上述した光電複合型コネクタの場合、あくまでも光信号用の光ファイバと電気信号用の電線とを別体としてハイブリッド利用する構造であるため、光信号と電気信号とを多系統で同時に伝送可能な構造とする場合にはケースに大きなものを必要とし、こうしたコネクタが搭載される近年の電子・通信機器分野からの必須的な需要である全体の小型化が困難になってしまうばかりでなく、電気接続端子や接合アームを用いて光ファイバ及び電線を結合する手法であれば、 [SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION] For the electro-optical composite connector as described above, merely because of the structure of hybrid use of a wire for an optical fiber and an electric signal for the optical signal separately, and the optical and electrical signals multisystem require large in case when simultaneously the transmittable structure, difficult essentially overall downsizing a demand from recent electronic and communication equipment fields such connector is mounted is it will not only, as long as it is a method for coupling the optical fiber and the wire with electrical connection terminals and the bonding arm,
部品点数が多くなってその管理やケーブルの結合作業に手間がかかり、ケーブルの終端処理が煩雑になってしまうという問題がある。 Large number of components made by time-consuming to its management and binding work of the cable, there is a problem that the termination of the cable becomes complicated.

【0006】本発明は、このような問題点を解決すべくなされたもので、その技術的課題は、光信号と電気信号とを多系統で同時に伝送可能であり、且つケーブルの終端処理が容易な小型で簡素な構造の光電複合型コネクタを提供することにある。 [0006] The present invention has to have been made to solve this problem, the technical problem, and an optical signal and an electric signal is simultaneously capable of transmitting at multiple system, and easily terminated cables It is to provide a photoelectric composite connector of simple structure in small-sized.

【0007】 [0007]

【課題を解決するための手段】本発明によれば、光ファイバ芯線を成すファイバ素線の表面に導電体が施されることで光信号と電気信号とを同時に伝送可能な導電型光ファイバに対して光学的接続を行う光接続部と電気的接続を行う電気接続部とを同一のハウジング内に装着して成ると共に、該ハウジング内で該光接続部が奥部に装着され、該電気接続部が手前から奥部へと押し込み装着される構造を有する光電複合型コネクタにおいて、ハウジングは、導電型光ファイバ表面に対して接触される電気接触部を含む電気端子を備え、電気接続部は、導電型光ファイバの中途部分を保持するファイバ保持部と、押し込み装着に際して自体変形しながら導電型光ファイバを押圧変形させて電気接触部との接触を行う弾性押圧片とを有する光電複合 According to the present invention SUMMARY OF], simultaneously transmittable conductive optical fiber an optical signal and an electric signal by a conductor is applied to the surface of the fiber constituting the optical fiber core together formed by attaching an electrical connection portion for electrically connecting the optical connection portion which performs optical connection in the same housing for, optical connecting part is mounted on the inner part in the housing, the electrical connection parts in the photoelectric composite connector having a structure which is mounted pushing from the front to the back portion, the housing is provided with an electrical terminal comprising an electrical contact portion to be contacted against the conductive fiber surfaces, electrical connections, the photoelectric composite having a fiber holding unit for holding the middle portion of the conductive optical fiber and an elastic pressing piece conductivity type optical fiber with itself deformed during pushing mounted by pressing deformed make contact with the electrical contact portion コネクタが得られる。 Connector can be obtained.

【0008】又、本発明によれば、上記光電複合型コネクタにおいて、ハウジングは、光接続部との接触により光結合して光信号を受・発光する受・発光素子を備えて光電変換する光電変換モジュールと、光電変換モジュールに接続される光電変換モジュール用端子とを備えた光電複合型コネクタが得られる。 [0008] Also, according to the present invention, in the photoelectric composite connector, the housing, the photoelectric converting photoelectrically includes a receiving and light-emitting element optically coupled by contact with the optical connection unit for receiving and emitting a light signal a conversion module, the photoelectric composite connector and a photoelectric conversion module terminal that is connected to the photoelectric conversion module can be obtained.

【0009】一方、本発明によれば、上記光電複合型コネクタにおいて、弾性押圧片は、押し込み装着に際してハウジング内の壁部と摺動して自体変形しながら導電型光ファイバを押圧変形させるL字状の板ばね突起である光電複合型コネクタが得られる。 On the other hand, according to the present invention, in the photoelectric composite connector, the resilient pressing piece, L-shaped to press deform the conductive optical fiber with itself deforms to slide and the wall of the housing when pushing mounted Jo photoelectric composite connector is a plate spring protrusions are obtained.

【0010】他方、本発明によれば、上記光電複合型コネクタにおいて、弾性押圧片は、押し込み装着に際してハウジング内の壁部に植設された左右対称な形状の相手側部品と衝突して凸状に自体変形しながら導電型光ファイバを押圧変形させると共に、該相手側部品との間で先端同士がテーパ状に加工されて突き合わされて成る板状片である光電複合型コネクタが得られる。 [0010] On the other hand, according to the present invention, in the photoelectric composite connector, the resilient pressing piece is convex to collide with the mating parts of the symmetrical shape that is implanted in the wall of the housing when pushing mounted the conductive optical fiber with itself deformed together to press deform, tip ends between the partner side component photoelectric composite connector is a plate-like piece formed by butted is processed into a tapered shape obtained.

【0011】更に、本発明によれば、上記何れかの光電複合型コネクタにおいて、導電型光ファイバは、複数のものが光接続部に接続されると共に、電気接続部のファイバ保持部に保持され、ハウジング内の光接続部及び電気接続部が装着される間の部分には、導電型光ファイバの隣接するもの同士の間を電気的に隔絶するための複数の非導電性の櫛形状突起片が並べられて配備され、更に、電気接続部のファイバ保持部には押し込み装着に際して複数の櫛形状突起片の端部を受け入れるための複数のスリットが設けられた光電複合型コネクタが得られる。 Furthermore, according to the present invention, in any of the above electro-optical composite connector, conductivity type optical fiber, a plurality of those are connected to the optical connection portion, it is held in the fiber holder electrical connections , the portion between the optical connection portion and an electric connection portion of the housing is mounted, the conductive optical fiber a plurality of non-conductive comb-shaped protruding pieces for electrically isolating between adjacent ones of the be deployed are aligned, further, the fiber holding portion of the electrical connections photoelectric composite connector in which a plurality of slits are provided for receiving the ends of a plurality of comb-shaped projecting piece when pushing the mounting is obtained.

【0012】 [0012]

【発明の実施の形態】以下に実施例を挙げ、本発明の光電複合型コネクタについて、図面を参照して詳細に説明する。 EXAMPLES Hereinafter PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS For the photoelectric composite connector of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.

【0013】図1は、本発明の一実施例に係る光電複合型コネクタの基本構成を示したものであり、同図(a) [0013] Figure 1 is shows a basic arrangement of a photoelectric composite connector according to an embodiment of the present invention, FIG. (A)
はハウジング1を一平面方向で破断した側面断面図に関するもの,同図(b)は接続に供される導電型光ファイバ7の断面図に関するものである。 The invention relates to a side sectional view of broken away housing 1 in one planar direction, FIG. (B) relates to a cross-sectional view of a conductivity type optical fiber 7 to be used for connection.

【0014】この光電複合型コネクタは、光ファイバ芯線を成すファイバ素線7aの表面に導電体7bが施されることで光信号と電気信号とを多系統で同時に伝送可能な複数の導電型光ファイバ7を扱うもので、導電型光ファイバ7に対して光学的接続を行う光接続部2と電気的接続を行う電気接続部3とを同一のハウジング1内に別個な操作で装着して成ると共に、ハウジング1内で光接続部2が初期的に奥部に装着され、その後に電気接続部3が手前から奥部へと押し込み装着される構造を有する。 [0014] The photoelectric composite connector, an optical signal by electrical conductors 7b is applied to the surface of the fiber 7a constituting the optical fiber core wire and the electric signals at the same time can be transmitted more conductive light multisystem deals with fiber 7, formed by attaching a separate operation and electrical connections 3 for electrically connecting the optical connection portion 2 for optically connected to the same housing 1 against conductivity type optical fiber 7 together, it has a structure in which optical connection portion 2 in the housing 1 is initially mounted on the inner part, are subsequently pushing the electrical connection section 3 and from the front to the back portion attachment.

【0015】ここでのハウジング1は、複数の導電型光ファイバ7と光学的に接続した光接続部2との接触により光結合して光信号を受・発光する複数の受・発光素子を備えて光電変換する光電変換モジュール1aを光接続部2が当接される位置に内蔵している他、光電変換モジュール1aに接続される複数の光電変換モジュール用端子6と、各導電型光ファイバ7表面に対して接触される電気接触部5aを含む複数の電気端子5とを備えている。 [0015] The housing 1 here is provided with a plurality of receiving and light emitting elements that receiving and emitting an optical signal to the optical coupling due to contact with the optical connection portion 2 connected plurality of conductive optical fiber 7 and the optically Besides optical connection portion 2 of the photoelectric conversion module 1a to photoelectric conversion are incorporated in a position that contacts Te, a plurality of photoelectric conversion module terminal 6 connected to the photoelectric conversion module 1a, the conductivity type optical fiber 7 and it includes a plurality of electrical terminal 5 comprising an electrical contact portion 5a to be contacted to the surface. ここでのハウジング1とその外方に露呈した各電気端子5及び各光電変換モジュール用端子6の端部とはプリント基板4上に配備され、プリント基板4上の電子回路から引き出されて所定箇所に配設された接続用パターンに接続固定されるようになっている。 Wherein the housing 1 and of its outward end of each electrical terminals 5 and the photoelectric conversion module terminal 6 exposed deployed on the printed circuit board 4, drawn from the electronic circuit on the printed circuit board 4 predetermined positions It is adapted to be connected and fixed to the connecting pattern disposed.

【0016】これにより、光接続部2にはハウジング1 [0016] Thus, the optical connection portion 2 housing 1
内の両側に設けられた略図する溝に沿って移動可能なようにガイドレール2aが設けられており、電気接続部3 Guide rails 2a so as to be movable along the groove schematic provided on both sides of the inner is provided, electrical connections 3
にもハウジング1内の両側の上下にそれぞれ設けられた略図する溝に沿って移動可能なようにガイドレール3 Guide rails 3 so as to be movable along the groove schematic respectively provided above and below the sides of the housing 1 to
b,並びに移動に際して所定箇所で係止されるロック兼ガイドレール3cが設けられている。 b, and the locking and guide rail 3c to be locked at a predetermined position is provided during movement. 具体的に言えば、 Specifically,
光接続部2には、ハウジング1内に対する装着方向に垂直な方向の両側面に1段でガイドレール2aが設けられているのに対し、電気接続部3の場合、光接続部2と比べて背高寸法が大きいため、ハウジング1内に対する装着方向に垂直な方向の両側面に上下2段で下段側にロック兼ガイドレール3c,上段側にガイドレール3bが設けられている。 The optical connection portion 2, whereas the guide rails 2a is provided in one stage on both sides in the direction perpendicular to the mounting direction relative to the housing 1, when the electrical connections 3, compared to the optical connection portion 2 for tall large size, the lower side in the lock and the guide rails 3c, the guide rail 3b on the upper side are provided at two upper and lower stages on both sides in the direction perpendicular to the mounting direction relative to the housing 1.

【0017】又、電気接続部3は、導電型光ファイバ7 [0017] Further, the electrical connection section 3, the conductive optical fiber 7
の中途部分を保持するファイバ保持部3aと、押し込み装着に際して自体変形しながら導電型光ファイバ7を押圧変形させて電気接触部5aとの接触を行う弾性押圧片,即ち、ハウジング1内のテーパ部1bとして加工された壁部と摺動して自体変形しながら導電型光ファイバ7を押圧変形させるL字状の板ばね突起8とを有している。 A fiber holding portion 3a for retaining the mid portion of the resilient pressing piece conductivity type optical fiber 7 with itself deformed during pushing mounted by pressing deformed make contact with the electrical contact portion 5a, i.e., the tapered portion of the housing 1 and the conductivity type optical fiber 7 with itself deformed slides and processed walls and a L-shaped plate spring protrusions 8 for pressed and deformed as 1b.

【0018】図2は、この光電複合型コネクタに備えられるハウジング1内の光接続部2及び電気接続部3の間に配備される櫛形状突起片9の配置の様子を一部破断して示した平面図である。 [0018] Figure 2 shows how the arrangement of the comb-shaped projecting piece 9 which is disposed between the optical connection portion 2 and the electrical connection part 3 of the housing 1 provided in the photoelectric composite connector partially broken and is a plan view.

【0019】ここでは、複数の導電型光ファイバ7が光接続部2に接続されると共に、電気接続部3のファイバ保持部3aに保持され、更に、ハウジング1内の光接続部2及び電気接続部3の間の部分に、導電型光ファイバ7の隣接するもの同士の間を電気的に隔絶するための複数の非導電性の櫛形状突起片9が並べられて配備されている様子を示している。 [0019] Here, a plurality of conductive optical fiber 7 is connected to the optical connection portion 2 is held by the fiber holding portion 3a of the electrical connection portion 3, furthermore, the optical connecting portion 2 and the electrical connections in the housing 1 a portion between the parts 3, shows how a plurality of non-conductive comb projecting piece 9 for electrically isolated between each other is deployed ordered adjacent ones of the conductive optical fiber 7 ing.

【0020】図3は、この光電複合型コネクタに備えられる電気接続部3の細部構成を示した一方向からの側面図である。 [0020] FIG. 3 is a side view in one direction showing the detailed structure of the electric connection portion 3 provided in the photoelectric composite connector.

【0021】ここでは、電気接続部3のファイバ保持部3aが上下2段構造となっており、背高寸法の大部分を占める下段部に上述したガイドレール3b,ロック兼ガイドレール3cが設けられている他、各導電型光ファイバ7に対する装着溝の下半分の底部に各導電型光ファイバ7を重力方向に沿って装着し易くするためのV字状溝3dが設けられると共に、装着溝同士の間に上述した各櫛形状突起片9の端部を受け入れるための複数のスリット3eを成す下半分が設けられており、上段部に各導電型光ファイバ7に対する装着溝の上半分と、各スリット3eを成す上半分が設けられていることを示している。 [0021] Here, the fiber holding portion 3a of the electrical connection section 3 has a two-tiered structure, the guide rail 3b described above the lower portion occupying most of the tall dimension, the lock and the guide rail 3c is provided of other, with V-shaped grooves 3d for facilitating the respective conductivity type optical fiber 7 is mounted along the direction of gravity to the bottom of the lower half of the mounting groove for each of the conductive optical fiber 7 is provided, the mounting groove between and the upper half of the mounting groove for a plurality of bottom half forming the slit 3e is provided, each conductive optical fiber 7 in the upper portion for receiving an end of the comb-shaped projecting piece 9 as described above during each It shows that the top half forming the slit 3e is provided.

【0022】このような構成の光電複合型コネクタの場合、光信号と電気信号とを多系統で同時に伝送可能な複数の導電型光ファイバ7を対象とし、各導電型光ファイバ7を光接続部2に光学的に接続した上で初期的にハウジング1内のガイドレール2a用の溝に沿わせて光接続部2をハウジング1内に装着し、その後に電気接続部3 [0022] When the electro-optical composite connector having such a configuration, an optical signal and an electric signal and the simultaneously target multiple conductive type optical fiber 7 can be transmitted in multi-system, the optical connecting part of each conductivity type optical fiber 7 2 initially along a groove in the guide rail 2a within the housing 1 on which is optically connected to the optical connection portion 2 is mounted in the housing 1, then the electrical connections 3
の上下2段構造のファイバ保持部3aで各導電型光ファイバ7を保持してからハウジング1内のガイドレール3 Guide rails 3 at the fiber holding portion 3a of the upper and lower two-stage structure of holding the respective conductive optical fiber 7 in the housing 1
b用,並びにロック兼ガイドレール3c用の溝に電気接続部3を押し込み装着することで電気接続部3の板ばね突起8が自体変形しながら各導電型光ファイバ7を押圧変形させて各導電型光ファイバ7表面を各電気端子5の電気接触部5aと接触させるように働くため、光信号と電気信号とを多系統で同時に伝送できる上、ケーブルの終端処理が容易な小型で簡素な構造となる。 b for, as well as locking and guide rail 3c each conductive optical fiber 7 each conductive by pressing deformed while the plate spring protrusions 8 of the electrical connection portion 3 by mounting push the electrical connections 3 to the groove is itself deformed for to work type optical fiber 7 surface into contact with the electrical contact portion 5a of the electric terminal 5, on which can simultaneously transmit an optical signal and an electric signal with multiple system, simple structure terminated cables in an easy compact to become. 又、各導電型光ファイバ7の隣接するもの同士の間にはそれぞれ櫛形状突起片9が配備され、電気接続部3の押し込み装着時には、ファイバ保持部3aに設けられた各スリット3 Further, deployed each between adjacent ones comb shape protruding pieces 9 of each conductive optical fiber 7, of the pushing time of mounting the electrical connection section 3, the slits 3 provided in the fiber holding portion 3a
eが各櫛形状突起片9の端部を受け入れるため、各導電型光ファイバ7の相互における変形接触による電気的短絡が防止されて安全性が確保される。 Since e is receiving an end of the comb-shaped projecting piece 9, it is prevented electrical shorts due to deformation contact at mutual each conductive optical fiber 7 safety is ensured.

【0023】図4は、この光電複合型コネクタに備えられる電気接続部の押し込み装着の動作を段階別に説明するためにハウジング1を一平面方向で破断して示した側面断面図であり、同図(a)は押し込み前状態に関するもの,同図(b)は押し込み途中状態に関するもの,同図(c)は押し込み完了状態に関するものである。 [0023] Figure 4 is a side sectional view showing, in broken in one planar direction to the housing 1 in order to explain the operation of pushing the mounting of the electrical connection portion provided in the photoelectric composite connector step by step, FIG. (a) is related to the indentation previous state, FIG. (b) is related to push the middle state, FIG. (c) relates to pushing completion status.

【0024】この光電複合型コネクタの場合、先ず図4 In the case of the photoelectric composite connector, first 4
(a)を参照すれば、押し込み前状態では、光接続部2 Referring to (a), the pushing state before the optical connecting part 2
が初期的な装着により光電変換モジュール1aに当接されて光結合されており、光信号を伝送できる状態になっているが、電気接続部3の方はハウジング1内の手前側に一部が突出しており、板ばね突起8の先端がハウジング1のテーパー部1bの近傍にあって自体変形されておらず、導電型光ファイバ7表面と電気端子5の電気接触部5aとが非接触状態であるため、電気信号は伝送されない。 There are optically coupled in contact with the photoelectric conversion module 1a by initial attachment, but is in a state capable of transmitting optical signals, towards the electrical connections 3 a part in front of the housing 1 projects, not been itself deformed tip of the plate spring protrusions 8 is in the vicinity of the tapered portion 1b of the housing 1, conductivity type optical fiber 7 surface and the electrical contact portion 5a of the electrical terminal 5 is in a non-contact state some reason, the electrical signal is not transmitted.

【0025】次に、図4(b)を参照すれば、押し込み途中状態では、電気接続部3をハウジング1内の手前側から奥側へと押し込むに伴い、板ばね突起8の先端がハウジング1のテーパー部1bと当接した後に自体変形してテーパー部1b上を背高方向に乗り上げ、やがては導電型光ファイバ7表面と当接して導電型光ファイバ7を変形させるが、この状態では導電型光ファイバ7が若干変形して電気端子5の電気接触部5aに近付くものの、 Next, referring to FIG. 4 (b), in the pushing state midway, with the electrical connection section 3 from the front side of the housing 1 to push to the back side, housing the tip of the plate spring protrusions 8 1 of by itself deformed after contact with the tapered portion 1b person riding on the tapered portion 1b in tall direction, but eventually deforming the conductive optical fiber 7 in contact with the conductive optical fiber 7 surface, conductive in this state although type optical fiber 7 approaches the electrical contact portion 5a of the electrical terminal 5 is slightly deformed,
依然として導電型光ファイバ7表面と電気端子5の電気接触部5aとが非接触状態であるため、電気信号は伝送されない。 Still because conductivity type optical fiber 7 surface and the electrical contact portion 5a of the electrical terminal 5 is in non-contact state, the electrical signal is not transmitted.

【0026】更に、図4(c)を参照すれば、押し込み完了状態では、電気接続部3をハウジング1の手前側の側面に揃う位置までハウジング1内に押し込み、この状態で板ばね突起8の先端が導電型光ファイバ7の変形を促進させ、やがては導電型光ファイバ7表面と電気端子5の電気接触部5aとを接触状態とするため、電気信号が伝送される。 Furthermore, referring to FIG. 4 (c), the in pushing completion state, pushed into the housing 1 of the electric connection portion 3 to a position flush with the side surface of the front side of the housing 1, the plate spring protrusions 8 in this state tip promotes the deformation of the conductive optical fiber 7, eventually to the electrical contact portion 5a of the conductive optical fiber 7 surface electrical terminals 5 and contact, an electric signal is transmitted.

【0027】図5は、上述した一実施例の光電複合型コネクタの一部を変形した他の実施例に係る光電複合型コネクタの基本構成並びにその電気接続部の押し込み前状態を説明するためにハウジング1′を一平面方向で破断して示した側面断面図である。 [0027] Figure 5, in order to explain the pushing state before the basic structure as well as an electrical connection portion of the photoelectric composite connector according to another embodiment obtained by modifying the part of the photoelectric composite connector of the embodiment described above is a side sectional view showing a housing 1 'and broken in one planar direction. 又、図6は、図5に示す他の実施例に係る光電複合型コネクタの電気接続部の押し込み完了状態を説明するためにハウジング1′を一平面方向で破断して示した側面断面図である。 Also, FIG. 6 is a side sectional view showing broken in one planar direction of the housing 1 'in order to explain the pushing completion state of the electrical connection of the photoelectric composite connector according to another embodiment shown in FIG. 5 is there.

【0028】この光電複合型コネクタの場合、先の一実施例のものと比べ、電気接続部3′における押し込み装着に際して自体変形しながら導電型光ファイバ7を押圧変形させて電気接触部5aとの接触を行う弾性押圧片を変形し、押し込み装着に際してハウジング1′内の壁部に植設された左右対称な形状の相手側部品の板状片10 [0028] In this electro-optical composite connector, as compared with those of the previous embodiment, the conductive optical fiber 7 with itself deformed during pushing mounted in the electrical connection part 3 'by pressing the deformation of the electrical contact portion 5a contact deforms the elastic pressing portions for performing, plate-like pieces 10 of the mating parts of the symmetrical shape that is implanted in the wall of the housing 1 'when pushing mounted
と衝突して凸状に自体変形しながら導電型光ファイバ7 Conductivity type optical fiber 7 with itself deformed convexly collide with
を押圧変形させると共に、相手側部品の板状片10との間で先端同士がテーパ状に加工されて突き合わされて成る板状片11としていることにより、ハウジング1′内がテーパー部1bを必要としない平坦な構造となっており、これによって光接続部2′が背高寸法が大きくされてガイドレール2a′を有し、電気接続部3′が光接続部2′と同じ背高寸法で電気接続部3よりも背高寸法が小さくされてロック兼ガイドレール3c′のみを有する構造となっている点が相違している。 Together is pressed and deformed, and by tip ends between the plate-shaped pieces 10 of the mating parts is a plate-shaped piece 11 formed by butted is processed into a tapered shape, it requires a tapered portion 1b inside the housing 1 ' has a flat structure which does not, thereby having an optical connection portion 2 'guide rails 2a is large tall size', the same tall dimensions as the electrical connecting part 3 'is an optical connecting part 2' that tall dimension than the electrical connection portion 3 is in the smaller has been structured with only lock and the guide rail 3c 'are different.

【0029】この光電複合型コネクタの場合、先ず図5 In the case of the photoelectric composite connector, first 5
を参照すれば、押し込み前状態では、光接続部2′が初期的な装着により光電変換モジュール1aに当接されて光結合されており、光信号を伝送できる状態になっているが、電気接続部3′の方はハウジング1′内の手前側に一部が突出しており、相手側部品の板状片10との間で先端同士がテーパ状に加工されて突き合わされて成る板状片11が自体変形されておらず、導電型光ファイバ7表面と電気端子5の電気接触部5aとが非接触状態であるため、電気信号は伝送されない。 Referring to, in the pushing state before the optical connecting part 2 'are optically coupled in contact with the photoelectric conversion module 1a by initial attachment, but is ready to transmit an optical signal, an electrical connection part 3 'direction of the housing 1' protrudes a part in front of the plate-shaped pieces 11 that tip ends between the plate-shaped pieces 10 of the mating component comprising butted is processed into a tapered shape There has not been itself deformed, since conductivity type optical fiber 7 surface and the electrical contact portion 5a of the electrical terminal 5 is in non-contact state, the electrical signal is not transmitted.

【0030】ところが、図6を参照すれば、押し込み完了状態では、電気接続部3′をハウジング1′の手前側の側面に揃う位置までハウジング1′内に押し込むことにより、先端同士がテーパ状に加工されて突き合わされて成る板状片11が相手側部品の板状片10と当接して双方が自体変形し、当接部分が背高寸法方向に立ち上がって導電型光ファイバ7に当接してからその変形を促進させ、やがては導電型光ファイバ7表面と電気端子5の電気接触部5aとを接触状態とするため、電気信号が伝送される。 [0030] However, referring to FIG. 6, the pushing completed state, by pushing 'the housing 1' electrical connections 3 to the housing 1 'in to a position flush with the side surface of the front side of the tip to each other in a tapered shape both the plate-shaped pieces 11 formed by butted be processed is contact with the plate-shaped pieces 10 of the counterpart component is itself deformed, the contact portion is brought into contact with the conductive optical fiber 7 risen tall dimension direction to facilitate its deformation from, eventually to the electrical contact portion 5a of the conductive optical fiber 7 surface electrical terminals 5 and contact, an electric signal is transmitted.

【0031】従って、この光電複合型コネクタの場合も、先の一実施例のものと同様に、光信号と電気信号とを多系統で同時に伝送できる上、ケーブルの終端処理が容易であり、しかも小型で一実施例のものよりも一層簡素な構造となる。 [0031] Therefore, in the case of the photoelectric composite connector, similar to the previous embodiment, on which can simultaneously transmit an optical signal and an electric signal with multiple system, easy termination of the cable, moreover It becomes more simple structure than that of an embodiment small.

【0032】尚、上述した各実施例の光電複合型コネクタの場合、ハウジング1,1′が光電変換モジュール1 [0032] In the case of the photoelectric composite connector of the above described each embodiment, the housing 1,1 'photoelectric conversion module 1
aと電気端子5及び光電変換モジュール用端子6とを有し、これらをプリント基板4上に配備した基板実装用の構成として説明したが、電気端子5及び光電変換モジュール用端子6をプリント基板4上に接続固定せずに外方に突出させ、プリント基板4を要すること無く相手側部品との間で嵌合を行う中継型として構成することも可能である。 And a a electrical terminals 5 and the photoelectric conversion module terminals 6, have been described these as configuration for a substrate mounting which is deployed on the printed circuit board 4, a printed circuit board 4 the electrical terminals 5 and the photoelectric conversion module terminal 6 protruded outward without connecting fixed to the upper, it is also possible to configure as a relay type that performs engagement with the no counterpart components requiring a printed circuit board 4.

【0033】 [0033]

【発明の効果】以上に説明したように、本発明の光電複合型コネクタによれば、光信号と電気信号とを多系統で同時に伝送可能なようにファイバ素線の表面に導電体が施された複数の導電型光ファイバを対象とし、各導電型光ファイバを光接続部に光学的に接続した上で初期的にハウジング内に装着し、その後に電気接続部のファイバ保持部で各導電型光ファイバを保持してからハウジング内に電気接続部を押し込み装着することで電気接続部の弾性押圧片板が自体変形しながら各導電型光ファイバを押圧変形させて各導電型光ファイバ表面を各電気端子の電気接触部と接触させるように働くため、光信号と電気信号とを多系統で同時に伝送できる上、ケーブルの終端処理が容易な小型で簡素な構造が具現されるようになる。 As described above, according to the present invention, according to the photoelectric composite connector of the present invention, the conductor is subjected to an optical signal and an electric signal and the surface of the fiber so as to be simultaneously transmitted multisystem a plurality of conductive optical fiber targets, each conductive optical fiber initially mounted in the housing on which optically connected to the optical connection portion, then the conductivity type at the fiber holding portion of the electric connecting portions the pressing deforms the respective conductive optical fiber while the elastic pressing piece plate of the electrical connection portion is itself deformed by pushing mounting the electrical connections to the housing from holding the optical fiber of each conductivity type optical fiber surface each to work so as to contact with the electrical contact portion of the electrical terminal, on which can simultaneously transmit an optical signal and an electric signal with multiple system, simple structure is to be embodied terminated cables easily compact. 又、この光電複合型コネクタの場合、ハウジング内の光接続部及び電気接続部が装着される間の部分に、各導電型光ファイバの隣接するもの同士の間を隔絶するための複数の非導電性の櫛形状突起片を並べて配備し、これに伴って電気接続部のファイバ保持部に押し込み装着に際して各櫛形状突起片の端部を受け入れるための複数のスリットを設けた構成としていることにより、電気接続部の押し込み装着時に各導電型光ファイバの相互における変形接触による電気的短絡が防止されるため、使用上の安全性並びに信頼性の向上が計られるようになる。 Further, in this case the electro-optical composite connector, a portion between the optical connection portion and an electric connection portion of the housing is mounted, a plurality of non-conductive to isolate between the adjacent ones of the conductive optical fiber by deploying side by side sex comb shape protruding pieces, has a configuration in which a plurality of slits for receiving the ends of the comb-shaped projecting piece when this with pushing the fiber holding portion of the electrical connection mounted, since the electrical short-circuit due to deformation contact at mutual Kakushirube electrostatic optical fiber pushing when mounting the electrical connection is prevented, so that improvement in safety and reliability in use is timed.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】本発明の一実施例に係る光電複合型コネクタの基本構成を示したものであり、(a)はハウジングを一平面方向で破断した側面断面図に関するもの,(b)は接続に供される導電型光ファイバの断面図に関するものである。 [1] and shows a basic structure of a photoelectric composite connector according to an embodiment of the present invention, (a) is related to a side cross-sectional view broken housing in one planar direction, (b) in connection it relates sectional view of a test is the conductivity type optical fiber.

【図2】図1に示す光電複合型コネクタに備えられるハウジング内の光接続部及び電気接続部の間に配備される櫛形状突起片の配置の様子を一部破断して示した平面図である。 Figure 2 is a plan view showing partially cutaway manner of arrangement of the comb-shaped projecting piece which is disposed between the optical connection portion and an electric connection portion of the housing provided in the photoelectric composite connector shown in FIG. 1 in is there.

【図3】図1に示す光電複合型コネクタに備えられる電気接続部の細部構成を示した一方向からの側面図である。 3 is a side view in one direction showing the detailed structure of the electrical connection portion provided in the photoelectric composite connector shown in FIG.

【図4】図1に示す光電複合型コネクタに備えられる電気接続部の押し込み装着の動作を段階別に説明するためにハウジングを一平面方向で破断して示した側面断面図であり、(a)は押し込み前状態に関するもの,(b) [Figure 4] is a side sectional view showing, in broken in one planar direction to the housing in order to explain the operation of pushing the mounting of the electrical connection portion provided in the electro-optical composite connector for each stage shown in FIG. 1, (a) relates pushing state before, (b)
は押し込み途中状態に関するもの,(c)は押し込み完了状態に関するものである。 The invention relates to push the middle state, (c) relates to pushing completion status.

【図5】図1に示す光電複合型コネクタの一部を変形した他の実施例に係る光電複合型コネクタの基本構成並びにその電気接続部の押し込み前状態を説明するためにハウジングを一平面方向で破断して示した側面断面図である。 [5] a plane direction a housing to illustrate the pushing state before the basic structure as well as an electrical connection portion of the photoelectric composite connector according to another embodiment obtained by modifying the part of the photoelectric composite connector shown in FIG. 1 in a side sectional view showing, in broken.

【図6】図5に示す光電複合型コネクタの電気接続部の押し込み完了状態を説明するためにハウジングを一平面方向で破断して示した側面断面図である。 6 is a side sectional view showing, in broken in one planar direction to the housing to illustrate the pushing completion state of the electrical connection of the photoelectric composite connector shown in FIG.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

1,1′ ハウジング 1a 光電変換モジュール 1b デーパー部 2,2′ 光接続部 2a,2a′ ガイドレール 3,3′ 電気接続部 3a ファイバ保持部 3b ガイドレール 3c,3c′ ロック兼ガイドレール 3d V字状溝 3e スリット 4 プリント基板 5 電気端子 5a 電気接触部 6 光電変換モジュール用端子 7 導電型光ファイバ 7a ファイバ素線 7b 導電体 8 板ばね突起 9 櫛形状突起片 10,11 板状片 1,1 'housing 1a photoelectric conversion module 1b Depa portion 2, 2' optical connection portion 2a, 2a 'guide rails 3,3' electrical connections 3a fiber holding portion 3b guide rails 3c, 3c 'lock and the guide rail 3d V-shaped shaped groove 3e slit 4 PCB 5 electrical terminals 5a electrical contact portion 6 for a photoelectric conversion module terminal 7 conductivity type optical fibers 7a fiber 7b conductor 8 leaf spring projection 9 comb projecting pieces 10, 11 plate-like pieces

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    (57)【特許請求の範囲】 (57) [the claims]
  1. 【請求項1】 光ファイバ芯線を成すファイバ素線の表面に導電体が施されることで光信号と電気信号とを同時に伝送可能な導電型光ファイバに対して光学的接続を行う光接続部と電気的接続を行う電気接続部とを同一のハウジング内に装着して成ると共に、該ハウジング内で該光接続部が奥部に装着され、該電気接続部が手前から奥部へと押し込み装着される構造を有する光電複合型コネクタにおいて、前記ハウジングは、前記導電型光ファイバ表面に対して接触される電気接触部を含む電気端子を備え、前記電気接続部は、前記導電型光ファイバの中途部分を保持するファイバ保持部と、押し込み装着に際して自体変形しながら前記導電型光ファイバを押圧変形させて前記電気接触部との接触を行う弾性押圧片とを有することを特徴とする 1. A light connecting unit that performs optical connection to light and electrical signals are simultaneously transmittable conductive optical fiber by a conductor on the surface of the fiber constituting the optical fiber core is subjected an electrical connecting portion for electrical connection with comprised by mounting in the same housing, the light connecting portion within the housing is mounted to the rear portion, push the electrical connecting portion from the front to the back portion attached and in the photoelectric composite connector having a structure, wherein the housing comprises an electrical terminal comprising an electrical contact portion to be contacted to the conductive optical fiber surface, the electrical connections, midway of the conductive optical fiber and having a fiber holding portion for holding a portion, and an elastic pressing piece which is pressed and deformed the conductive optical fiber with itself deformed during pushing mounted make contact with the electrical contact portion 光電複合型コネクタ。 The electro-optical composite connector.
  2. 【請求項2】 請求項1記載の光電複合型コネクタにおいて、前記ハウジングは、前記光接続部との接触により光結合して前記光信号を受・発光する受・発光素子を備えて光電変換する光電変換モジュールと、前記光電変換モジュールに接続される光電変換モジュール用端子とを備えたことを特徴とする光電複合型コネクタ。 2. A photoelectric composite connector according to claim 1, wherein the housing is photoelectrically converts comprises a receiving and emitting element which receiving and emitting the optical signal to the optical coupling by contact with the optical connection portion the photoelectric composite connector comprising: the photoelectric conversion module, and a terminal for a photoelectric conversion module connected to the photoelectric conversion module.
  3. 【請求項3】 請求項1記載の光電複合型コネクタにおいて、前記弾性押圧片は、押し込み装着に際して前記ハウジング内の壁部と摺動して自体変形しながら前記導電型光ファイバを押圧変形させるL字状の板ばね突起であることを特徴とする光電複合型コネクタ。 3. A photoelectric composite connector according to claim 1, wherein said elastic pressing piece, is pressed and deformed the conductive optical fiber with itself deforms to slide and the wall of the housing when pushing mounting L the photoelectric composite connector, which is a shaped plate spring protrusions.
  4. 【請求項4】 請求項1記載の光電複合型コネクタにおいて、前記弾性押圧片は、押し込み装着に際して前記ハウジング内の壁部に植設された左右対称な形状の相手側部品と衝突して凸状に自体変形しながら前記導電型光ファイバを押圧変形させると共に、該相手側部品との間で先端同士がテーパ状に加工されて突き合わされて成る板状片であることを特徴とする光電複合型コネクタ。 4. The photoelectric composite connector according to claim 1, wherein said elastic pressing piece is convex to collide with the mating parts of the symmetrical shape that is implanted in the wall of the housing when pushing mounted the conductive optical fiber with itself deformed together is pressed and deformed, the photoelectric composite, wherein the tip ends between the the partner side component is a plate-like pieces formed by butted is processed into a tapered shape connector.
  5. 【請求項5】 請求項3又は4記載の光電複合型コネクタにおいて、前記導電型光ファイバは、複数のものが前記光接続部に接続されると共に、前記電気接続部の前記ファイバ保持部に保持され、前記ハウジング内の前記光接続部及び前記電気接続部が装着される間の部分には、 5. The photoelectric composite connector according to claim 3 or 4, wherein the conductive fiber is, a plurality of those are connected to the optical connection portion, held in the fiber holder of the electrical connecting portions is, a portion between said optical connection portion and the electrical connection portion of the housing is mounted,
    前記導電型光ファイバの隣接するもの同士の間を電気的に隔絶するための複数の非導電性の櫛形状突起片が並べられて配備され、更に、前記電気接続部の前記ファイバ保持部には押し込み装着に際して前記複数の櫛形状突起片の端部を受け入れるための複数のスリットが設けられたことを特徴とする光電複合型コネクタ。 The conductive optical fiber a plurality of non-conductive comb-shaped protruding pieces for electrically isolating between adjacent ones of deployed ordered, further to the fiber holding portions of the electrical connections the photoelectric composite connector, wherein a plurality of slits are provided for receiving an end of said plurality of comb-shaped projecting piece when pushing mounted.
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