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1. (GB2307600) Electrical connector

Office : United Kingdom
Application Number: 9624200 Application Date: 21.11.1996
Publication Number: 2307600 Publication Date: 08.01.1997
Publication Kind : B
IPC:
H01R 13/52
H02B 1/28
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
R
ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13
Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
46
Bases; Cases
52
Dustproof, splashproof, drip-proof, waterproof, or flameproof cases
H ELECTRICITY
02
GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
B
BOARDS, SUBSTATIONS, OR SWITCHING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SUPPLY OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
1
Frameworks, boards, panels, desks, casings; Details of substations or switching arrangements
26
Casings; Parts thereof or accessories therefor
28
dustproof, splashproof, drip-proof, waterproof or flameproof
CPC:
H02B 1/28
H01R 13/5213
Applicants: LOBLITE LTD
Inventors: JOLLIFFE PETER DOUGLAS JAMES
Priority Data: 9523748 21.11.1995 GB
Title: (EN) Electrical connector
Abstract:
(EN) An electrical connector (10) is composed of a main body (12) mounting an electrical socket (26) or switch and a cover (13) pivotably mounted to the main body and capable of closing off the interior region of the connector in the vicinity of the socket/switch from the surroundings. The cover (13) and the main body (11,12) have complementary tapered mating regions (22) opposite the pivot joint (46,45) resembling a fish tail. The mating region of the cover (13) has a pair of cantilevered resilient arms (41) with apertures which interengage as a snap-fit with detents (31) set in recesses (30) in the mating region of the main body. To release the arms (41) they can be gripped from the sides between a thumb and a first finger and squeezed together. Elastomeric sealing members (28,36) are mounted into the mating regions of the cover and the main body to trap and seal around a cable of a plug filled into the socket when the cover is closed and a further seal (27) serves to seal the rim of the cover (13) to the main body.
Also published as:
EP0862799DE000069607028AU1996076332WO/1997/019493