Global Patent Index - EP 2026417 A2

EP 2026417 A2 2009-02-18 - Electrical connector with hermaphroditic contact elements

Title (en)

Electrical connector with hermaphroditic contact elements

Title (de)

Elektrischer Steckverbinder mit hermaphroditischen Kontaktelementen

Title (fr)

Connecteur électrique doté d'éléments de contact hermaphrodites

Publication

EP 2026417 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 08012583 A

Priority

DE 102007038221 A

Abstract (en)

The electrical plug connector has a side piece (110) with a convex protruding molding (111), and a side piece (120) with a concave recess (121). The shape of the concave recess is adapted to the convex protruding molding such that the convex protruding molding of a plug connector lies partly positively against the concave recess of another plug connector and vice versa, in a connected condition of the plug connectors. The side piece with the convex protruding mold is formed in a curved shape.

Abstract (de)

Ein Elektrischer Steckverbinder mit hermaphroditischen Kontaktelementen (100) mit folgenden Merkmalen: - das elektrische Kontaktelement (100) eines ersten Steckverbinders ist gabelförmig zu einem zweiten elektrischen Kontaktelement (100) hin geöffnet, - die Innenflächen der jeweils zwei Schenkel (110, 120) aufweisenden Gabeln umschließen - zumindest teilweise - einen Schenkel (120, 110) des jeweils zugehörigen anderen Kontaktelementes, ist gekennzeichnet durch folgende Merkmale: - einer der beiden Schenkel (110) weist eine konvex vorspringende Ausformung (111) auf, - der andere der beiden Schenkel (120) weist eine konkave Ausnehmung (121) auf, - die Gestalt der konkaven Ausnehmung (121) ist so an die konvex vorspringende Ausformung (111) angepasst, dass im verbundenen Zustand zweier Steckverbinder die konvex vorspringende Ausformung (111) des ersten Steckverbinders wenigstens teilweise formschlüssig an der konkaven Ausnehmung (121) des zweiten Steckverbinders anliegt und umgekehrt.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/28 (2006.01); H01R 12/71 (2011.01); H01R 13/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/20 (2013.01); H01R 12/716 (2013.01); H01R 13/28 (2013.01)

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EPO simple patent family

DE 102007038221 B3 20081016; DK 2026417 T3 20141215; EP 2026417 A2 20090218; EP 2026417 A3 20130123; EP 2026417 B1 20140827; ES 2524876 T3 20141215; US 2009047816 A1 20090219; US 7798836 B2 20100921

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