EP 2911246 B1 2017-11-29 - Socket assembly
Ensemble de douille
EP 14000619 A
[origin: EP2911246A1] A socket assembly comprises a socket element (14) retained within one end of a coiled spring (10), and a spigot (16) partly retained within the other end of the coiled spring, the spigot serving as a means to attach the socket assembly to a surface (20). When a plug (22) which terminates a cable (24) is coupled to the socket element of the socket assembly, tension in the cable causes the socket element to deflect (30, 32) so that the longitudinal axis (26) of the coupled plug and socket elements becomes substantially parallel to the cable, thus preventing damage to the cable. If the tension in the cable is sufficiently large, the plug disengages from the socket element, thus preventing the cable from breaking or becoming detached from the plug.
IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)
CPC (invention and additional information)
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