Global Patent Index - EP 0901693 B1

EP 0901693 B1 2000-07-19 - INSULATION PIERCING PLUGGING CONTACT

Title (en)

INSULATION PIERCING PLUGGING CONTACT

Title (de)

ISOLATIONSDURCHDRINGENDER STECKKONTAKT

Title (fr)

CONTACT ENFICHABLE AUTODENUDANT PAR PERCAGE DE L'ISOLATION

Publication

EP 0901693 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 97920890 A

Priority

  • GB 9610994 A
  • IB 9700570 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9745894A1] A contact (2) comprises an IDC section (4) and a plugging contact section (6). Such contacts can be used for interconnecting conducting wires in stackable pluggable modules, for example, as used in the telecommunications industry. The plugging contact section comprises a slot (16) for plugging to a complementary blade of an IDC contact. Pointed tips (22) and strengthening ribs (30) are provided to enable piercing through insulation layers of a conductor terminated to the complementary IDC contact. To provide a particularly effective strengthening rib, but nevertheless effective piercing of the insulation, the outer oblique cutting edge (24) of the piercing section is stepped (36) with respect to a second cutting section (34).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01R 4/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 4/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 4/242 (2013.01); H01R 12/616 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB

DOCDB simple family

WO 9745894 A1 19971204; AU 2710297 A 19980105; DE 69702608 D1 20000824; DE 69702608 T2 20010329; EP 0901693 A1 19990317; EP 0901693 B1 20000719; ES 2150245 T3 20001116; GB 9610994 D0 19960731