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1. (WO2017174728) PATCHBOARD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/174728    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/058263
Publication Date: Fri Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H01R 13/514
Applicants: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
Inventors: WILLEMS, Marcel
Title: PATCHBOARD
Abstract:
The invention relates to a patchboard having at least four socket blocks (2) and at least one fastening element, wherein the individual socket blocks (2) are arranged in relation to each other in such a way that each socket block (2) is connected to at least one further socket block (2) both in the x direction and in the y direction, wherein the individual socket blocks (2) each have a box-like housing (3) having two end faces (4a, 4b) and four side faces (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d), which extend between the end faces (4a, 4b), wherein the two end faces (4a, 4b) of the socket blocks (2) each have at least one connection region (6), wherein the side faces (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) of the socket blocks (2) each have at least one connecting element (7, 8) for connecting to another socket block (2), wherein the connecting elements (7, 8) formed on side faces (5a, 5c; 5b, 5d) facing each other are designed and arranged to correspond with each other, and wherein the connecting elements (7, 8) each have a longitudinal extent that extends parallel to the longitudinal extent of the associated side face (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d). In the case of the patchboard (1) according to the invention, individual socket blocks can be easily removed from the patchboard in that the fastening element is arranged in the center between four socket blocks (2) and is designed as a pin (9) having a gear-shaped cross-section having four ridge-shaped teeth (10) extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the pin (9), that a groove (13a, 13b, 13c, 13d) is formed on each of the four longitudinal edges (12a, 12b, 12c, 12d) of the individual socket blocks (2), which grooves have a first section (14) and at least one second section (15) adjoining the first section in the longitudinal extent of the longitudinal edge (12a, 12b, 12c, 12d), which second section is at least as long as the pin (9), and that the cross-section of the individual grooves (13a, 13b, 13c, 13d) in the first section (14) corresponds to a quarter segment of the cross-section of the pin (9) and the cross-section of the individual grooves (13a, 13b, 13c, 13d) in the second section (15) is so large that the pin (9) can be rotated about the longitudinal axis of the pin when the pin is arranged in the second section (15) of the individual grooves (13a, 13b, 13c, 13d).