Connector with clamping means

K. Stjepanovic (Inventor), M. Herrmann (Inventor), C. Classen (Inventor), D. Horn (Inventor), J. Ziemke (Inventor), W. Hanning (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

An electrical connector for connecting to a bus bar the bare end of an insulated conductor, including a rectangular housing containing an open-topped chamber, a conductive L-shaped bus bar arranged in the chamber with a vertical leg thereof extending adjacent one housing end wall, a generally planar clamping bar having a first end portion pivotally connected with the housing adjacent another end wall thereof for pivotal movement about a horizontal pivot axis, and a spring arranged in the housing chamber for biasing the clamping bar upwardly in the housing, whereby when the conductor bare end is inserted downwardly into the housing, the free edge of the clamping bar clamps the conductor bare end into contiguous engagement with the bus bar vertical leg portion. The spring is preferably a leaf spring having a Z-shaped or U-shaped configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS20120289098 A1
Priority date13/05/11
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

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