Global Patent Index - EP 1046199 A1

EP 1046199 A1 2000-10-25 - ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Title (en)

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Title (de)

ELEKTRISCHE STECKVERBINDUNG

Title (fr)

CONNECTEUR ELECTRIQUE

Publication

EP 1046199 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98961254 A

Priority

  • DE 19800677 A
  • EP 9807918 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19800677A1] Electrical connectors usually consist of a contact blade and a contact element located radially and elastically on said plate. Current embodiments tend to produce high transition resistance, especially at high temperatures, due to the fact that mechanical prestressing of both contact elements was initially too low or has decreased during operation. In order to achieve low transition resistance, the invention provides a contact element with at least one leaf-shaped spring shackle that is fixed on one side substantially perpendicular to the contact blade and that has a sharp edge on its free end, at least in the locating edge, whereby the free end penetrates the area of the contact blade. The sharp-edged locating edge provides high superficial pressing thereby improving electrical contact. The self-locking device between the locating edge and the contact pint enables a mechanically resistant connection, wherein thermal expansions are compensated for by the elasticity of the spring plates.

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

H01R 4/48; H01R 13/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 4/48 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 4/4818 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9935713A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

DE 19800677 A1 19990715; BR 9813795 A 20001003; EP 1046199 A1 20001025; WO 9935713 A1 19990715

INPADOC legal status


2001-11-07 [18R] REFUSED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18R

- Effective date: 20010611

2001-01-17 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20001204

2000-10-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000617

2000-10-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB