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1. WO1990014701 - ELECTRICAL PLUG ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/1990/014701
Publication Date 29.11.1990
International Application No. PCT/US1990/001684
International Filing Date 29.03.1990
IPC
H01R 13/633 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
62Means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts or for holding them in engagement
629Additional means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts, e.g. aligning or guiding means, levers, gas pressure
633for disengagement only
CPC
H01R 13/6335
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
62Means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts or for holding them in engagement
629Additional means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts, e.g. aligning or guiding means, levers, gas pressure ; electrical locking indicators, manufacturing tolerances
633for disengagement only
6335comprising a handle
H01R 13/652
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
648Protective earth or shield arrangements on coupling devices ; , e.g. anti-static shielding;  
652with earth pin, blade or socket
H01R 2103/00
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
2103Two poles
H01R 24/28
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
24Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure
28Coupling parts carrying pins, blades or analogous contacts and secured only to wire or cable
H01R 24/30
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
24Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure
28Coupling parts carrying pins, blades or analogous contacts and secured only to wire or cable
30with additional earth or shield contacts
Applicants
  • PAIGE MANUFACTURING COMPANY INCORPORATED [CA]/[US]
Inventors
  • DICKIE, Robert, Gerald
Agents
  • WINTER, Richard, C.
Priority Data
353,09217.05.1989US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) ELECTRICAL PLUG ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM
(FR) ENSEMBLE ET SYSTEME DE FICHES ELECTRIQUES
Abstract
(EN)
A low profile alternating current electrical plug (10) is disclosed in which the electrical pins (12, 13, 14) are terminated in lands at right angles to the axis of the pins. These lands are used for crimping wires to the pins as well as for mechanically stabilizing the pins in the molded plug body. Forming these lands at right angles to the pins axis permits a very thin plug body. The electrical cord exits the plug head at an acute angle to the line of the power pins as well as at an acute angle to the axis of a mating electrical outlet. The wires exit the plug head, however, at a right angle to the pin axes and parallel to the wall, thereby maintaining the low profile. At the wire exit, a cone-shaped sleeve (28) acts as a shock absorber for forces exerted on the cord, thereby absorbing most of these forces before they reach the pin area. A removal ring (21) is made integral with the low profile plug, lying parallel to the plug when not in use, but pivoting to a perpendicular position when grasped by a finger. Due to the low profile of the plug and the wall-hugging position of the cord, decorative covers can be installed over both the wire and the plugs, making the entire electrical installation aesthetically appealing.
(FR)
L'invention se rapporte à une fiche électrique extra-plate pour courant alternatif (10), dans laquelle les pointes de contact (12, 13, 14) se terminent par des plats formant des angles droits par rapport à l'axe des pointes de contact. Ces plats sont utilisés pour unir, par rabattement de leurs bords, les fils aux pointes de contact, ainsi que pour immobiliser mécaniquement les pointes de contact dans le corps moulé de la fiche. Grâce aux angles droits que forment les plats avec l'axe des pointes de contact, on peut fabriquer un corps de fiche très mince. Le cordon de raccordement sort de la tête de la fiche selon un angle aigu par rapport à la ligne des pointes de contact, et aussi selon un angle aigu par rapport à l'axe d'une prise de courant embrochable correspondante. Les fils sortent de la tête de la fiche, quant à eux, selon un angle droit par rapport aux axes des pointes de contact et parallèlement au mur, ce qui permet de conserver le caractère extra-plat. Au niveau de la sortie des fils, un manchon conique (28) sert d'amortisseur de chocs pour les forces s'exerçant sur le cordon de raccordement, absorbant ainsi la plupart de ces forces avant qu'elles n'atteignent la zone des pointes de contact. Un anneau à saisir (21), servant au retrait de la fiche, est fabriqué solidaire avec la fiche de profil bas. Lorsqu'il n'est pas utilisé, cet anneau est placé parallèle à la fiche, mais pivote dans une position perpendiculaire, une fois saisi par un doigt. Grâce au caractère extra-plat de la fiche et à la position serrée contre le mur du cordon de raccordement, des revêtements décoratifs peuvent être montés à la fois sur le fil et sur les fiches, rendant ainsi toute l'installation électrique agréable d'un point de vue esthétique.
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