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1. (WO1998049751) ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH RESILIENT INSULATION PIERCING TERMINALS

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/049751    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/007938
Publication Date: Fri Nov 06 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 24 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: H01R 4/24
H01R 4/44
Applicants: THE WHITAKER CORPORATION
ROOSDORP, Joannes, W., M.
FUZETTI, Vagner
Inventors: ROOSDORP, Joannes, W., M.
FUZETTI, Vagner
Title: ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH RESILIENT INSULATION PIERCING TERMINALS
Abstract:
A resilient terminal (14) is mounted in a nonconductive housing (12) to form an electrical connector (10) for terminating wires (2, 6). The terminals include insulating piercing teeth (28) at opposite ends and opposed terminals (14) are mounted in opposed housing (12) with the teeth (28) aligned with the wires (2, 6) to be terminated or spliced and located at the free end of spring beams (30) of the terminals. The terminal spring beams (30) are spring biased relative to the housing (12) through the bottom surface (28) of the housing slots (24). Overstressing of the terminal spring beams (30) is prevented because the spring beams (30) bottom against the slot bottom surface (28) or against other portions of the terminal (14) that engage the bottom surface (28).