Global patent index - EP 0949716 A3

EP 0949716 A3 2000-05-17 - Plug protectors

Title (en)

Plug protectors

Title (de)

Schutzvorrichtung für einen Stecker

Title (fr)

Dispositif de protection de fiche

Publication

EP 0949716 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 99301592 A

Priority

GB 9807447 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0949716A2] A protector 1 for a mains electrical plug 2 has a plastics housing 10 pushed over the pins 22 to 24 of the plug. A spring metal plate 30 extends transversely across the housing having a tongue 32 inclined forwardly at an angle of about 10 degrees. The tongue 32 engages the earth pin 22 of the plug 2 and grips the pin to prevent it being pulled out rearwardly. The tongue 32 is released by a key 52 inserted in the protector 1 on the rear surface of the tongue and rotated to push the tongue forwardly out of engagement with the pin 22, thereby enabling the protector to be removed from the plug 2. <IMAGE>

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

H01R 13/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/60 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/60 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0949716 A2 19991013; EP 0949716 A3 20000517; GB 2336727 A8 19991216; GB 2336727 A 19991027; GB 2336727 B 20020213; GB 9807447 D0 19980610; GB 9904752 D0 19990421

INPADOC legal status

2001-10-17 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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2001-03-01 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

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