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JP5329792B2
JP5329792B2 JP2007279949A JP2007279949A JP5329792B2 JP 5329792 B2 JP5329792 B2 JP 5329792B2 JP 2007279949 A JP2007279949 A JP 2007279949A JP 2007279949 A JP2007279949 A JP 2007279949A JP 5329792 B2 JP5329792 B2 JP 5329792B2
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  The present invention relates to a card connector, and more particularly to a memory card connector that is built into an electronic device such as a digital camera and can be loaded with a memory card.

  Electronic devices such as digital cameras, portable audio devices, cellular phones, and electronic copying machines have built-in memory card connectors. The electronic devices have a memory card with a built-in semiconductor memory device attached to the memory card connector. Used in the state.

  Currently, there are multiple types of memory cards, and the method of detecting the state of being inserted into the memory card connector differs depending on the type of memory card. There are a method of detecting by contacting a corresponding contact in the card connector and a method of detecting by pressing a switch provided on the side of the memory card in the memory card connector and operating the switch. Memory Stick (trademark) and Memory Stick Duo (trademark) are the former, and SD Memory Card (trademark) and MMC (Multimedia Card) (trademark) are the latter.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 1A, the SD memory card 20 has a knob 23 slidably provided between the write-inhibited position P1 and the writable position P2 in the concave portion 22 of the side surface 21 on the X2 side. It is a certain configuration.

  Therefore, the memory card connector to which the SD memory card is mounted has a configuration in which a switch for detecting the mounted SD memory card itself and a switch for detecting the position of the knob 23 are provided. .

  FIG. 1A shows a conventional memory card connector 1 with its cover removed. The memory card connector 1 is provided with a switch 10 for detecting the position of the knob 23 of the loaded SD card 20. Although a switch for detecting the SD memory card itself is omitted, it is usually arranged on the back side of the memory card connector 1.

  The switch 10 includes a fixed terminal 11 and a movable terminal 12. The movable terminal 12 has a U-shaped portion 12a in the middle, and has a protruding portion 12b at the tip.

When the SD memory card 10 in which the knob 23 is set at the writable position P2 is inserted and inserted into the memory card connector 1, it becomes as shown in FIG. The shape portion 12a is pushed and bent by the knob 23, the projection 12b comes into contact with the fixed terminal 11, and the switch 10 is turned on.
JP 2001-167844 A

  In general, in a switch including a movable terminal and a fixed terminal, a contact failure may occur due to foreign matter caught between the movable terminal and the fixed terminal. In the switch 10 described above, in order to avoid contact failure due to foreign matter being caught between the protrusion 12 b of the movable terminal 12 and the fixed terminal 11, the protrusion 12 b moves while rubbing the surface of the fixed terminal 11. It is important to make the wiping distance as long as possible.

  However, in the case of the switch 10 described above, the wiping direction is the direction Y1 orthogonal to the direction X2 in which the U-shaped portion 12a is pressed, and the wiping distance is extremely short. For this reason, it is difficult to increase the reliability of the switch 10, that is, the reliability of the memory card connector 1.

  Therefore, an object of the present invention is to provide a card connector that solves the above-described problems.

The present invention is a card connector comprising a detection switch having a movable terminal that is pushed and elastically bent by a mounted card and a fixed terminal that is spaced apart from the movable terminal.
The movable terminal has an arm portion that is elastically bent by being pushed by a card that is mounted, and a contact portion that extends in the same direction as the direction in which the arm portion bends from the arm portion. Yes,
The fixed terminal has a shape that is rubbed by the contact portion when the arm portion is bent,
When the arm portion is bent, the contact portion is displaced in the same direction as the bending direction of the arm portion so as to come into contact with and rub against the fixed terminal.

  Since the contact part is displaced in the same direction as the direction of bending of the arm part and contacts and rubs the fixed terminal, the distance that the contact part rubs the fixed terminal, that is, the wiping distance should be made much longer than before. As a result, the reliability of the detection switch is improved, and as a result, the reliability of the card connector is improved.

  Next, an embodiment of the present invention will be described.

  In each figure, X1-X2 is the width direction, Y1-Y2 is the longitudinal direction, and Z1-Z2 is the thickness (height) direction. Y1 is a direction in which the memory card is inserted into the memory card connector, and Y2 is a direction in which the memory card is ejected.

2 shows a memory card connector 60 according to the first embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 3 shows an exploded view of the memory card connector 60, and FIG. 4 shows a cross section of the memory card connector 60.
[Schematic structure of memory card connector 60]
Referring to FIGS. 2, 3, and 4, the memory card connector 60 includes a lower housing module 70, an upper housing 100 stacked on the upper surface, and a metal plate cover member that covers the upper housing 100. 120, an exclusive member 130, a first detection switch 140, and a second detection switch 160 inside, an insertion port 61 at the Y2 end, and the insertion port 61 at the lower stage. This is configured by a lower insertion slot 62 corresponding to the housing module 70 and an upper insertion slot 63 corresponding to the upper housing 100.

  The memory card connector 60 is mounted on a printed circuit board and incorporated in an electronic device, and the insertion slot 61 is exposed on the outer surface of the electronic device.

  The memory card connector 60 can be selectively inserted into the SD memory card 20, the memory stick 30, and the multimedia card 40 using the lower insertion slot 62, and the memory stick Duo 50 can be installed using the upper insertion slot 63. This is a possible configuration.

Here, the memory stick 30 and the memory stick Duo 50 have the same terminal arrangement, and the memory stick Duo 50 has a relationship of 3/5 the length of the memory stick 30. The SD memory card 20 and the multimedia card 40 have substantially the same outer dimensions, the length is substantially the same as the length of the memory stick Duo 50, the width is slightly wider than the width of the memory stick 30, and the terminal arrangement is the same. The difference is that the SD memory card 20 has a knob 23.
[Structure of lower housing module 70]
In particular, as shown in FIG. 3, the lower housing module 70 is an insert-molded part, and a contact member 80 and a double contact member 90 are insert-molded in a synthetic resin lower housing body 71. In addition, the movable terminal members 141 and 161 are press-fitted and fixed to the lower housing body 71.

  The lower housing body 71 is generally in the form of a square frame having a frame rod 72 on the X1 side, a frame rod 73 on the X2 side, and three horizontal portions 74, 75, and 76. The frame rods 72 and 73 have guide grooves 72a and 73a on the inner side.

  The contact member 80 is inserted into a horizontal portion 74 located near the lower insertion slot 62 and is arranged corresponding to both terminals of the SD memory card 20 and the multimedia card 40.

The double contact member 90 is insert-molded in the horizontal portion 76 at the Y1 end. As shown in FIG. 5, the double contact member 90 has a contact arm portion 91 having a short length and a contact arm portion 92 having a long length, and the contact arm portion 91 and the contact arm portion 92 at the base 93. Are connected, and the lead terminal portion 94 extends from the root 93 in the Y1 direction, and the contact arm portion 91 is insert-molded into the horizontal portion 76. The contact arm portions 91 are arranged corresponding to the arrangement of the terminals of the memory stick 30. The contact arm portion 92 is located at a height position on the Z1 side from the frame rods 72 and 73, extends in the Y2 direction, and is arranged corresponding to the arrangement of the terminals of the memory stick Duo 50. The contact arm portion 92 has an inverted V-shaped contact portion 92a at the tip, and a bulge portion 92b at the subsequent portion. Lead terminal portion 94
[Shape of upper housing 100]
In particular, as shown in FIG. 3, the upper housing 100 is a molded part made of synthetic resin, and includes a frame rod 101 on the X1 side, a frame rod 102 on the X2 side, and two horizontal portions 103 and 104. Shape. The frame rods 101 and 102 have guide grooves 101a and 102a on the inner side.

A plurality of through holes 105 are formed in the horizontal portion 104. The through hole 105 corresponds to the contact arm portion 92, has a size that allows the contact portion 92a to pass therethrough and the bulge portion 92b to be press-fitted, and has a tapered portion at the Y1 side inlet.
[Shape of cover member 120]
As shown in FIG. 3, the cover member 120 has a top plate portion 121, side plate portions 122 and 123 on both sides, and a plate portion 124 on the Y1 side.

On the side plate portion 123, a fixed terminal portion 125 of the first detection switch 140 and a fixed terminal portion 129 of the second detection switch 160 are formed.
[Shape of Misinsertion Prevention Member 130]
As shown in FIG. 3, the erroneous insertion preventing member 130 has a triangular portion 131, 132 on both sides, and a shaft portion 133, 134 protruding from both ends.
[Detailed structure of memory card connector 60]
In the memory card connector 60, the upper housing 100 is fitted to the contact portion 92a on the lower housing module 70, the projections 101b and 102b are fitted to the recesses 72b and 73b, and the projections 101c and 102c are fitted. The lower housing module 70 and the upper housing 100 over which the cover member 120 is overlapped are positioned by being fitted in the recesses 72c and 73c, respectively, and the openings 122a and 123a of the side plate portions 122 and 123 are formed in the lower housing body 71. The projections 72d and 73d are fixedly fitted to each other, and the erroneous insertion preventing member 130 is supported between the lower housing body 71 and the upper housing 100. The plurality of lead terminal portions 94 arranged in the X direction have good surface accuracy. The memory card connector 60 has a first detection switch 140 and a second detection switch 160 inside. The first and second detection switches 140 and 160 will be described later.

  As shown in FIGS. 2 and 4, the lower housing module 70 has a space in which the SD memory card 20, the memory stick 30, and the multimedia card 40 are mounted. The upper housing 100 has a space for mounting the Memory Stick Duo 50 therein.

  When the memory stick Duo 50 is not attached, the SD memory card 20, the memory stick 30, and the multimedia card 40 are selectively attached to the memory card connector 60 through the lower insertion slot 62. The SD memory card 20 is mounted with its terminals in contact with the contact member 80. The multimedia card 40 is also mounted with its terminals in contact with the contact member 80. The memory stick 30 is mounted with its terminal in contact with the contact arm 91.

  Conversely, when the SD memory card 20, the memory stick 30, and the multimedia card 40 are not attached, the memory card Duo 50 is attached to the memory card connector 60 through the upper insertion slot 63. The memory stick Duo 50 is mounted with its terminals in contact with the contact arm 92.

When any one of the SD memory card 20, the memory stick 30, and the multimedia card 40 is mounted, the mounted memory card itself blocks the lower insertion slot 62 and passes through the lower insertion slot 62. It is prohibited to install other memory cards. When the SD memory card 20 or the like is mounted, it is pushed in the Y1 direction by the SD memory card 20 or the like to which the erroneous insertion preventing member 100 is mounted and rotated about 90 degrees counterclockwise in FIG. Thus, the triangular portions 131 and 132 protrude into the space inside the upper housing 100, and the memory stick Duo 50 is prohibited from being installed in the upper housing 80. Further, when the memory stick Duo 50 is attached, the erroneous insertion preventing member 100 is pressed by the memory stick Duo 50 attached, and the triangular portions 131 and 132 protrude into the space inside the lower housing body 71, so that the lower The SD memory card 20, the memory stick 30, or the multimedia card 40 is prohibited from being installed in the housing main body 71.
[Structure of first detection switch 140 and second detection switch 160]
6A and 7A show a normal state of the first detection switch 140, that is, an off state. FIGS. 6B and 7B show a state where the first detection switch 140 is activated and turned on. FIG. 8 shows the movable terminal member 141 of the first detection switch 140 and the movable terminal member 161 of the second detection switch 160 and the portion of the lower housing body 71 where they are press-fitted and fixed.

  The upper surface of the frame rod 73 of the lower housing body 71 has a shape in which the movable terminal member 141 and the movable terminal member 161 are press-fitted and fixed.

  The first detection switch 140 is for detecting that the SD memory card 20 or the multimedia card 40 is inserted, and is formed by cutting and raising the movable terminal member 141 and the side plate portion 123 of the cover member 120. The fixed terminal portion 125 is provided.

  The movable terminal member 141 in FIG. 7 is shown in the same direction as the direction fixed to the frame rod 73.

  The movable terminal member 141 is a part formed by press-molding a metal plate, and includes a base part 142, a bulge part 143 extending in a different direction from the base part 142, a lead terminal part 144, a long arm part 145, and an arm part 145. And a tip contact portion 146. The contact portion 146 has a horseshoe shape and is three-dimensional.

  The bulge portion 143 is bent in the Z2 direction from the base portion 142, and the lead terminal portion 144 is L-shaped and extends from the base portion 142 in the Y1 direction.

  The arm portion 145 extends in the Y2 direction from the portion 142a of the base portion 142 bent in the Z1 direction, is positioned in the YZ plane, and is flexibly elastically so that the tip is displaced in the X2 direction. sell. The arm portion 145 has a V-shaped tip portion 145a protruding in the X1 direction.

  The contact portion 146 includes two symmetrical lead portions 147 and 148. The lead portions 147 and 148 extend in a direction orthogonal to the arm portion 145, that is, in the Z1 and Z2 directions, have a crank shape, and are bent in the X2 direction, and are laterally viewed from the Y2 side. It has become. The lead portions 147 and 148 extend from the arm portion 145 in the X2 direction, that is, in the same direction as the direction in which the arm portion 145 is elastically bent. As shown in FIG. 6A, the lead portions 147 and 148 have leading end portions 147a and 148a protruding in opposite directions. The lead portions 147 and 148 are symmetrically inclined so that the distance between the tip portions 147a and 148a is narrowed. The angle α is about 10 degrees.

  The movable terminal member 141 has a bulge portion 143 that is press-fitted into the slit 73f of the frame rod 73 and a base portion 142 fixed thereto, and the contact portion 146 has a distal end facing the opening portion 73e, and an arm portion 145. It can be displaced in the X1-X2 direction by bending. That is, the contact portion 146 is displaced in the same direction as the direction in which the tip of the arm portion 145 is bent.

  As shown in FIGS. 6 (A) and 7 (A), the fixed terminal portion 125 is formed by cutting and raising the side plate portion 123 of the cover member 120 and has a substantially trapezoidal cross section. Further, lug portions 126 and 127 are bent in the X2 direction. The lug portion 126 on the Z1 side and the lug portion 127 on the Z2 side are inclined symmetrically so that the distance between the tip portions is widened when viewed from the root side. In other words, the lug portion 126 and the lug portion 127 are inclined outward with respect to the direction in which the contact portion 146 moves (direction X2). The angle β is about 25 degrees. That is, the fixed terminal portion 125 has a shape that is rubbed by the tip portions 147a and 148a when the contact portion 146 is displaced in the same direction as the tip of the arm portion 145 is bent. β and α have a relationship of β> α.

  As shown in FIG. 7A, the contact portion 146 is spaced apart from the fixed terminal portion 125. The first detection switch 140 is off.

  When the SD memory card 20 or the multimedia card 40 is inserted and attached, the portion of the side surface on the X2 side of the SD memory card 20 or the multimedia card 40 that is close to the distal end in the insertion direction becomes the tip 145a of the arm 145. Pushing away in the X2 direction, the arm portion 145 bends in the X2 direction, the contact portion 146 is displaced in the X2 direction, approaches the fixed terminal portion 125, and the tip portions 147a and 148a contact the lug portions 126 and 127, respectively. As shown in FIG. 7 (B), the lead parts 147 and 148 straddle the fixed terminal part 125 while moving so as to ride on the lug parts 126 and 127 while rubbing the surfaces of 126 and 127. Thus, the first detection switch 140 is turned on.

  Here, since the direction in which the contact portion 146 is displaced (X2 direction) is the same as the direction in which the arm portion 145 bends (X2 direction), the distance that the tip portions 147a and 148a move while rubbing the lug portions 126 and 127, respectively. L10 is several times longer than a conventional switch. As a result, the wiping action for removing foreign matter is stronger than in the prior art.

  Further, when the contact portion 146 comes into contact with the fixed terminal portion 125, the lead portions 147 and 148 are forcibly widened and elastically bent, and the lugs 126 of the tip portions 147a and 148a, The pressing force on 127 increases. This also strengthens the wiping action for removing foreign matter.

  Further, since the lead portions 147 and 148 of the contact portion 146 sandwich the fixed terminal portion 125, the contact portion 146 is slightly displaced in the Z direction with respect to the fixed terminal portion 125 in the state shown in FIG. Even when the contact portion 146 is in contact with the fixed terminal portion 125, the position of the contact portion 146 is corrected, and the contact of the tip portions 147a and 148a with the lug portions 126 and 127 is stabilized.

  Therefore, the first detection switch 140 has higher reliability than the conventional one, and the memory card connector 60 has higher reliability than the conventional one.

  The second detection switch 160 is for detecting that the knob 23 of the SD memory card 20 is set at the writable position P2, and is cut between the movable terminal member 161 and the side plate portion 123 of the cover member 120. It is composed of another fixed terminal portion 128 that is formed to be raised.

  The movable terminal member 161 is substantially the same as the movable terminal member 141, has a horseshoe-shaped contact portion 166 at the tip of the arm portion 165, and the fixed terminal portion 128 is the same as the fixed terminal portion 125. is there.

  Therefore, the second detection switch 160 operates in the same manner as the first detection switch 140, has higher reliability than the conventional one, and the memory card connector 60 has higher reliability than the conventional one.

  The first and second detection switches 140 and 160 can be configured such that one of the pair of lead portions is eliminated and one lead portion rubs the lug portion of the fixed terminal portion 125. .

  Further, the frame rod 73 is provided with a frame portion similar to the frame portion 180 shown in FIG. 9 described later, and the contact portion 146 is configured to be positioned by the frame portion in a state where the first detection switch 140 is off. It is also possible.

  Here, when the direction of wiping is a direction orthogonal to the direction in which the arm portion bends, in order to increase the wiping distance, the length of the arm portion needs to be considerably increased. The second detection switches cannot be arranged side by side. However, in the present embodiment, since the wiping direction is the same as the direction in which the arm bends, the lengths L1 and L2 of the movable terminal members 141 and 161 are sufficient, and the first and second detection switches 140 are sufficient. , 160 can be arranged side by side on the frame rod 73.

In the memory card connector 60, the leg portion of the cover member 120 is screwed to the printed circuit board of the electronic device and soldered to the ground pattern, and the lead terminal portion 144 and the movable terminal member 161 of the movable terminal member 141 are used. The lead terminal portion 164 of the first and second contact members 111 and 121 is soldered to the corresponding pad, and the printed circuit board is soldered to the end pad of the detection circuit pattern. Implemented and used above. Therefore, when the first and second detection switches 140 and 160 are turned on, the detection circuit operates as appropriate to control the electronic device.
[Structure of Modified Example of First Detection Switch 140]
FIG. 9 shows a first detection switch 140A according to a first modification.

  The first detection switch 140A includes a movable terminal member 141A and a fixed terminal portion 125A.

  The movable terminal member 141A has a contact portion 146A. The contact portion 146A has a triangular shape with the tips of the lead portions 147A and 148A narrowed.

  The fixed terminal portion 125A has one horizontal lug portion 170 bent in the X1 direction, that is, in the direction inside the memory card connector. The frame rod 73 has a tapered portion 171 as positioning means. This tapered portion 171 is located at the tip of the lug 170.

  In the state where the first detection switch 140A is OFF, as shown in FIG. 9A, the tip portions 147Aa and 148Aa of the lead portions 147A and 148A sandwich the taper portion 171 and the contact portion 146A determines the position. It has been.

  The SD memory card 20 or the multimedia card 40 is inserted and attached, the arm portion is bent in the X2 direction, the contact portion 146A is displaced in the X2 direction, and the leading end portions 147Aa and 148Aa get over the taper portion 171 to lead. The portions 147A and 148A are elastically deformed so that the tip ends are expanded, and the tip portions 147Aa and 148Aa move while wiping the surface of the lug portion 170, resulting in a state shown in FIG. 9B. The contact portion 146A wipes the surface of the fixed terminal portion 125A over a sufficient distance L11. The lead portions 147A and 148A are in a state of elastically sandwiching the lug portion 170, and the first detection switch 140A is turned on.

  FIG. 10 shows a first detection switch 140B according to a second modification.

  The first detection switch 140A includes a movable terminal member 141 and a fixed terminal portion 125B.

  The contact portion 146B of the movable terminal member 141B is larger in size than the contact portion 146 of the movable terminal member 141. The lead portions 147B and 148B are inclined so that the tip side becomes narrow.

  The fixed terminal portion 125B has horizontal lug portions 126B and 127B.

  The frame rod 73 has a frame portion 180 as positioning means. The frame part 180 has an upper horizontal part 181 and a lower horizontal part 182 as guide means.

  In the state where the first detection switch 140B is OFF, the contact portion 146 has its tip end fitted into the frame portion 180, and the top surface of the tip portion of the lead portion 147B is in contact with the horizontal portion 181. The lower surface of the tip portion of 148B is in contact with the horizontal portion 182. The position of the contact portion 146A is determined by the frame portion 180 and faces the fixed terminal portion 125B.

The SD memory card 20 or the multimedia card 40 is inserted and attached, the arm portion is bent in the X2 direction, the contact portion 146B is displaced in the X2 direction, and the lead portions 147B and 148B are respectively moved by the horizontal portions 181 and 182. The leading end portions 147Ba and 148Ba are moved while being wiped by rubbing the surface, as shown in FIG. 9B. The contact portion 146B wipes the surface of the fixed terminal portion 125B over a sufficient distance L12. The lead portions 147B and 148B sandwich the fixed terminal portion 125B, and the first detection switch 140B is turned on.
[Relationship between Memory Stick 30 and Contact Member 80]
The memory stick 30 is inserted to the back beyond the upper side of the contact member 80. Further, the operator may insert the memory stick 30 into the lower insertion slot 62 with the rear end side pushed up in the Z1 direction. In this case, in the initial inserted state, the memory stick 30 has an oblique posture with the tip side lowered as shown in FIG. 11 and exceeds the upper side of the contact member 80. At this time, the distal end side of the contact member 80 is excessively bent in the Z2 direction, and in some cases, the distal end of the contact member 80 may be plastically deformed in the Z2 direction.

  Therefore, in the present embodiment, the lower housing body 71 has a protruding portion 75a protruding in the Z1 direction at a portion of the horizontal portion 75 that is lowered by one step on the Y2 side, that is, at a portion corresponding to the tip of the contact member 80. As a configuration.

  For this reason, even when the memory stick 30 is inserted in an inclined posture with its tip end lowered, just before the tip of the memory stick 30 reaches the tip of the contact member 80, as shown by the two-dot chain line in FIG. The tip of 30 rides on the protrusion 75a and is forcibly displaced in the Z1 direction. In this state, the tip of the contact member 80 is overcome. As a result, the amount of deformation of the tip end portion of the contact member 80 in the Z2 direction is suppressed, and the plastic deformation of the contact member 80 is avoided.

  In addition, the detection switch forming the main part of the present invention is not limited to a memory card, but can be applied to a card connector device in which a card-like one is mounted.

It is a figure which shows the conventional connector for memory cards. It is a perspective view which shows the connector for memory cards which becomes Example 1 of this invention corresponding to the various memory card with which this is mounted | worn. FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view showing the memory card connector of FIG. 2. FIG. 4 is a longitudinal side view of the memory card connector of FIG. 2 cut along a vertical plane including the IV-IV line. It is a perspective view which shows a double contact member. FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a first detection switch of the memory card connector of FIG. 2. It is sectional drawing which shows a 1st detection switch. It is a figure which shows the movable terminal member of a 1st, 2nd detection switch, and the part of the lower stage housing in which these are integrated correspondingly. It is sectional drawing which shows the 1st modification of a 1st detection switch. It is sectional drawing which shows the 2nd modification of a 1st detection switch. It is a figure which shows the movement path | route of the front-end | tip of a memory stick in the middle of insertion.

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20 SD Memory Card 23 Knob 30 Memory Stick 40 Multimedia Card 50 Memory Stick Duo
60 Memory card connector 61 Insertion slot 62 Lower insertion slot 63 Upper insertion slot 70 Lower housing module 71 Lower housing body 80 Contact member 90 Double contact member 91,92 Contact arm part 100 Upper housing 120 Cover member 125 Fixed terminal part 126, 127 Lug part 130 Incorrect insertion preventing member 140, 140A, 140B First detection switch 141 Movable terminal member 145 Arm part 146 Contact part 147,148 Lead part 160 Second detection switch 161 Movable terminal member 165 Arm part 166 Contact part 170 Lug Part 171 taper part 180 frame part 181, 182 horizontal part

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  1. A card connector comprising a detection switch having a movable terminal that is pushed and elastically bent by a mounted card and a fixed terminal that is spaced apart from the movable terminal,
    The movable terminal is formed by bending an arm portion that is elastically bent by being pushed by a mounted card, and a lead branched from the arm portion, and the arm portion bends from the arm portion. And a contact portion extending in the same direction as the direction,
    The fixed terminal is formed to correspond to the lead by being cut and raised in a side plate portion of a metal cover member that covers the card connector, and is rubbed by the contact portion when the arm portion is bent. Having a shaped lug,
    A card connector configured such that when the arm portion is bent, the contact portion is displaced in the same direction as the direction in which the arm portion bends to contact and rub the lug portion of the fixed terminal.
  2. The lug portion is inclined with respect to the direction in which the contact portion moves,
    The card connector according to claim 1, wherein the contact pressure of the lead tip to the lug portion increases as the lead tip contacts and rubs the lug portion.
  3. The contact portion is formed by bending a pair of leads branched from the arm portion, and has a horseshoe shape when viewed from the distal end side of the arm portion,
    The fixed terminal has a pair of lug portions formed to correspond to the pair of leads by cutting and raising a side plate portion of a metal cover member that covers the card connector,
    The pair of leads each come into contact with and rub the corresponding lug portion of the pair of lug portions when the arm portion is bent, and the pair of leads sandwich the fixed terminal. The card connector described.
  4. The pair of lug portions are inclined outward with respect to the direction in which the contact portion moves,
    4. The card connector according to claim 3, wherein the contact pressure of the leading ends of the leads to the lugs increases as the leading ends of the pair of leads move while contacting and rubbing the lugs. 5.
  5.   The card connector according to claim 3, further comprising means for fitting the contact portion to determine a position of the contact portion.
  6. The contact portion is formed by bending a pair of leads branched from the arm portion, and has a triangular shape in which the tip side is narrowed when viewed from the tip side of the arm portion,
    The fixed terminal has one lug portion that is formed to correspond to the pair of leads by being cut and raised from the side plate portion of the metal cover member that covers the card connector toward the inside of the card connector. And
    2. The pair of leads according to claim 1, wherein when the arm portion is bent, the distal ends of the pair of leads are pushed and spread to contact and rub against both surfaces of the lug portion, and the pair of leads sandwich the lug portion. Card connector.
  7.   The card connector according to claim 6, further comprising means for fitting the recessed portion at the tip of the contact portion to determine the position of the contact portion.
  8. The contact portion is formed by bending a pair of leads branched from the arm portion, and has a horseshoe shape when viewed from the distal end side of the arm portion,
    The fixed terminal has a pair of lug portions formed to correspond to the pair of leads by cutting and raising a side plate portion of a metal cover member that covers the card connector,
    When the contact portion is displaced, it further includes guide means for guiding the outside of the pair of bent leads and deforming the pair of leads in a direction in which the tip side is recessed,
    When the arm portion is bent, each of the pair of leads is deformed by the guide means in the direction of squeezing, and moves while contacting and rubbing the corresponding lug portion of the pair of lug portions, The card connector according to claim 1, wherein a pair of leads sandwich the fixed terminal.
  9.   9. A card connector having a configuration in which two detection switches according to any one of claims 1 to 8 are arranged so as to face the same side surface of the mounted card.
  10. A card connector on which a card is mounted, comprising a detection switch having a movable terminal and a fixed terminal that is spaced opposite to the movable terminal and electrically contactable with the movable terminal,
    The movable terminal includes : an arm portion that is bent by being pushed by a card that is mounted; and the fixed terminal that is formed by bending a pair of opposing leads branched from the arm portion in a direction in which the arm portion bends. A contact portion that comes into contact with
    The fixed terminal is formed to extend in the extending direction of the contact portion,
    A card connector that moves in a state in which the pair of leads of the contact portion is in contact with and straddling the fixed terminal in a direction in which the fixed terminal extends when the arm portion bends.
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