Image Number 3 for United States Patent #6884091.
A first embodiment of electrical connector assembly establishing direct power to a plug-in module which utilizes a female connector that is electrically connected to a pair of spaced apart buss bars. The female connector is mounted in a fixed position in conjunction with a backplane. A male connector, which has a pair of male pins, is electrically connected to the female connector with this male connector to then be electrically connected to a plug-in module. A second embodiment of electrical connector assembly is for establishing a direct power supply to a mezzanine printed circuit board which is mounted parallel to but spaced from the plug-in module. The second embodiment of electrical connector assembly also utilizes a female connector that is connected to a pair of spaced apart buss bars. A male connector is then mounted in conjunction with the female connector with this male connector being mounted on the plug-in module. Mounted on the plug-in module is a female socket connector which is not electrically connected to the plug-in module. A pair of electrically conducting strips connect between the male connector and the female socket connector which is to be connected to appropriate pins mounted on a mezzanine board. Therefore, electrical power is transmitted directly from the buss bars to the mezzanine board rather than through the plug-in module.