Global Patent Index - EP 0980593 A1

EP 0980593 A1 2000-02-23 - TERMINAL CLAMP FOR CONNECTING AN ELECTRIC CONDUCTOR

Title (en)

TERMINAL CLAMP FOR CONNECTING AN ELECTRIC CONDUCTOR

Title (de)

ANSCHLUSSKLEMME ZUM ANSCHLUSS EINES ELEKTRISCHEN LEITERS

Title (fr)

BORNE DE CONNEXION POUR CONDUCTEUR ELECTRIQUE

Publication

EP 0980593 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98921468 A

Priority

  • DE 19720045 A
  • EP 9802302 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19720045A1] The invention relates to a terminal clamp for connecting an electric conductor to a terminal lug of an electric contact. Said terminal clamp comprises a lower clamping part (3; 13; 16; 22) engaging the terminal lug (1; 21) or a support element (20) and an upper clamping part (4; 23) attached to said lower clamping part so as to form a clamping channel (5; 27) for the conductor (11; 11a). The upper clamping part (4; 23) has a clamping jaw (7; 24) which can be displaced vertically in relation to the longitudinal axis (A) of the clamping channel (5; 27) using screwing means (6; 25). According to the invention, said terminal clamp is configured in such a way that the conductor (11; 11a) can be reliably connected in a more efficient manner. To this end the lower clamping part (3; 13; 16; 22), the upper clamping part (4; 23) and the terminal lug (1; 21) or support element (20) form a single unit, in which the lower clamping part (3; 13; 16) is connected to the terminal lug (1) or the support element and in which the upper clamping part (4) is mounted on the lower clamping part (3; 13; 16) parallel to the longitudinal axis (A) of the clamping channel (5) in a movable manner and between a receiving position and a selectable clamping position. Alternatively, the lower clamping part (22) and the upper clamping part (23) are mounted in a movable manner on the terminal lug (21) or the support element (20) parallel to the longitudinal axis (A) of the clamping channel (27) between a receiving position and a selectable clamping position.

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

H01R 4/36; H01R 4/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 4/30 (2006.01); H01R 4/36 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 4/366 (2013.01); H01R 4/304 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9852249A1

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

DE 19720045 A1 19981119; EP 0980593 A1 20000223; HU 0002739 A2 20010129; PL 336769 A1 20000717; WO 9852249 A1 19981119

INPADOC legal status


2002-03-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010808

2001-08-16 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: NKT CABLES GMBH

2000-08-30 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20000717

2000-02-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991103

2000-02-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE