Global Patent Index - EP 1069578 A1

EP 1069578 A1 2001-01-17 - Terminal protection device for low voltage apparatus

Title (en)

Terminal protection device for low voltage apparatus

Title (de)

Kontaktschutzanordnung für Niederspannungsgeräte

Title (fr)

Dispositif de protection des bornes pour appareillage électrique basse tension

Publication

EP 1069578 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00305651 A

Priority

ES 9901562 A

Abstract (en)

A low voltage apparatus having line and load terminals at opposing ends which are interconnected by fixed and moveable contacts under control of a coil. Terminal protectors (30) are provided at the line and load sides. The terminal protectors (30) protect (when installed on the low voltage apparatus) the contacts and box terminals. The terminal protectors are received in corresponding channels, in the low voltage apparatus. The terminal protector (30) has an end portion (32) which has two opposite side portions (34,36) extending rearwardly therefrom with a base or plate (46) extending therebetween. The base (46) has openings (48,49,50,51) therein defining portions including removable portions (52,54). These removable portions (52,54) are tapered along the sides thereof. Prior to inserting a wire into a terminal of the low voltage apparatus one or more removable portions (52,54) of the terminal protector (30) may require removal depending upon the diameter of the wire being inserted. A portion (52,54) is removed by inserting a blade of a screwdriver (or the like) into an adjacent opening (49,50) and applying an appropriate force on that portion to break it away at the tapper sides. <IMAGE>

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

H01H 9/02; H01R 13/447

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H05K 5/03 (2006.01); H01H 9/02 (2006.01); H01H 50/02 (2006.01); H01R 13/447 (2006.01); H01R 13/50 (2006.01); H01H 11/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/501 (2013.01); H01H 9/0264 (2013.01); H01R 13/447 (2013.01); H01H 11/0031 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 1069578 A1 20010117; CN 1286488 A 20010307; ES 2161614 A1 20011201; ES 2161614 B2 20021116; JP 2001068002 A 20010316

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