(19)
(11)EP 3 367 459 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
13.01.2021 Bulletin 2021/02

(21)Application number: 16857679.1

(22)Date of filing:  27.09.2016
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H01M 2/06(2006.01)
H01M 2/10(2006.01)
H01M 2/04(2006.01)
H01M 2/30(2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/KR2016/010826
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/069421 (27.04.2017 Gazette  2017/17)

(54)

BATTERY PACK INCLUDING BATTERY CONNECTOR

BATTERIEPACK UMFASSEND BATTERIEVERBINDER

BLOC-BATTERIE COMPRENANT UN CONNECTEUR DE BATTERIE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 22.10.2015 KR 20150147514

(43)Date of publication of application:
29.08.2018 Bulletin 2018/35

(73)Proprietor: LG Chem, Ltd.
Yeongdeungpo-gu Seoul 07336 (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • YU, Seung-Sik
    Daejeon 34122 (KR)
  • KIM, Sung-Jong
    Daejeon 34122 (KR)
  • KIM, Tae-Sung
    Daejeon 34122 (KR)
  • SEONG, Jun-Yeob
    Daejeon 34122 (KR)

(74)Representative: Plasseraud IP 
66, rue de la Chaussée d'Antin
75440 Paris Cedex 09
75440 Paris Cedex 09 (FR)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 1 347 522
JP-A- H1 069 893
JP-A- 2008 300 205
KR-A- 20030 066 382
KR-B1- 100 879 532
EP-A1- 1 947 709
JP-A- S52 137 644
JP-A- 2014 035 828
KR-A- 20150 056 374
US-A1- 2007 122 696
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] The present disclosure relates to a battery pack including a battery connecting unit suitable for preventing water penetration from the outside.

    BACKGROUND ART



    [0002] Recently, in order to reduce air pollution caused by an exhaust gas of vehicles, a vehicle is manufactured based on the study for ensuring a driving force with an internal combustion engine and/or an electric motor. Accordingly, the vehicle has evolved in the order of a hybrid vehicle, a plug-in hybrid vehicle, and an electric vehicle. In this case, the hybrid vehicle and the plug-in hybrid vehicle include an internal combustion engine, an electric motor and a battery pack, and the electric vehicle includes an electric motor and a battery pack without an internal combustion engine.

    [0003] In addition, the battery pack has also evolved along with the hybrid vehicle, the plug-in hybrid vehicle and the electric vehicle. The battery pack is configured to be charged in and/or out of the electric vehicle. The battery pack has a battery laminate surrounded by a lower housing and an upper housing and composed of secondary batteries included therein. Here, the lower housing has at least one electric terminal electrically connected to the battery laminate. The electric terminal is surrounded by a rubber sealing and inserted into a through hole of the upper housing to protrude from the upper housing.

    [0004] In this case, if the rubber sealing is badly deformed elastically between the lower housing and the upper housing, the rubber sealing partially opens a space between the upper housing and the electric terminal. The bad elastic deformation of the rubber sealing allows water to penetrate toward the through hole of the upper housing from the outside of the upper housing. The penetration of water forms a water flow path along the electric terminal toward the inside of the battery pack and causes an electric short among components in the battery pack.

    [0005] Therefore, various studies have been made in order to prevent an electric short among components in the battery pack, caused by the penetration of water. Among the studies, there is Japanese Unexamined Patent Publication H10-69893 (published on March 10, 1998), entitled "a pack battery having an electrode window with a water proof structure". The pack battery includes a rubber sponge and a terminal holder between a lower case and an upper case. The rubber sponge is located on the terminal holder, and the terminal holder has a convex electrode portion surrounded by the rubber sponge.

    [0006] The convex electrode portion is covered with an electrode terminal at its upper side and inserted into the electrode window of the upper case. The rubber sponge is stably pressed by the upper case at the inside of the pack battery to make elastic deformation, thereby shielding a space between the electrode window and the convex terminal portion. However, if the rubber sponge is aged during the service life of the battery pack, the rubber sponge is hardened in comparison to a time when it is initially mounted to the convex terminal portion, thereby being easily worn out or corroded due to a friction with peripheral components.

    [0007] The wear and corrosion of the rubber sponge results in imperfect shielding of the space between the upper case and the convex terminal portion through the electrode window of the upper case. In this way, if the rubber sponge is aged, water may penetrate toward the electrode window of the upper case from the outside of the upper case.

    [0008] EP1347522, EP 1947709, JPS 52137644A and US2007/0122696 disclose battery connector terminals.

    DISCLOSURE


    Technical Problem



    [0009] The present disclosure is designed to solve the problems of the related art, and therefore the present disclosure is directed to providing a battery pack including a battery connecting unit suitable for surely preventing water from penetrating through a connection window from the outside of an upper housing even though the battery connecting unit is placed on a lower housing and protrudes from the connection window of the upper housing in order to couple the lower housing and the upper housing to each other.

    Technical Solution



    [0010] The present invention is defined in the claims.

    Advantageous Effects



    [0011] The battery connecting unit according to the present disclosure may surely prevent water from penetrating through a connection window from the outside of an upper housing when laser welding is applied to a plastic member and the upper housing made of plastic, since the battery connecting unit includes a plastic member placed on a lower housing at a battery pack and a metal terminal partially surrounded by the plastic member and protruding from the connection window of the upper housing.

    [0012] The battery pack according to the present disclosure may prevent an electric short among components between the lower housing and the upper housing, caused by water penetrating through the connection window from the outside of the upper housing, by welding a plastic member to the upper housing at a location below the upper housing by means of the plastic member and the metal terminal of the battery connecting unit and also exposing the metal terminal from the connection window of the upper housing.

    DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS



    [0013] The accompanying drawings illustrate a preferred embodiment of the present disclosure and together with the foregoing disclosure, serve to provide further understanding of the present disclosure, and thus, the present disclosure is not construed as being limited to the drawing.

    FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view schematically showing a battery pack according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.

    FIG. 2 is a partially enlarged perspective view showing a battery connecting unit placed on a lower housing, employed at the battery pack of FIG. 1.

    FIGS. 3 to 7 are schematic views for illustrating a method for manufacturing the battery pack of FIG. 1.

    FIGS. 8 and 9 are schematic views for illustrating a method for manufacturing a battery pack according to a modified embodiment of the present disclosure.


    BEST MODE



    [0014] Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present disclosure will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

    [0015] In the embodiment described below, a battery cell means a secondary battery. Here, a lithium secondary battery generally calls a secondary battery in which lithium ions serve as operation ions during a charging and discharging process to cause electrochemical reactions at positive and negative electrodes. However, it is obvious that the present disclosure is not limited thereto.

    [0016] FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view schematically showing a battery pack according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.

    [0017] Referring to FIG. 1, a battery pack 140 according to the present disclosure includes a lower housing 90, a battery laminate 100, an electronic circuit part 110 and an upper housing 130. The lower housing 90 is configured to accommodate the battery laminate 100. The lower housing 90 includes supports 10 located at a periphery of the battery laminate 100 and battery connecting units 80 located respectively on the supports 10.

    [0018] The supports 10 allow the battery connecting units 80 to be placed. The battery connecting units 80 are electrically connected to the battery laminate 100 through electric lines L of FIG. 2 on the supports 10. Preferably, the lower housing 90 may be composed of an insulator made of plastic other materials. The battery laminate 100 is located between the supports 10 and includes battery cells (not shown).

    [0019] Preferably, the battery cells may be pouch-type battery cells. The electronic circuit part 110 is electrically connected to the battery laminate 100, and though not shown in the figure, the electronic circuit part 110 may include electric components such as a processor, an analog front-end circuit and a switch, which are used for controlling a charging or discharging process of the battery cells of the battery laminate 100 or sensing a current or voltage of each battery cell.

    [0020] The upper housing 130 has curved portions 124 corresponding to the shape of the electric components of the electronic circuit part 110 and covers the lower housing 90, the battery laminate 100 and the electronic circuit part 110. In addition, the upper housing 130 has connection windows 122 respectively corresponding to the battery connecting units 80. The upper housing 130 is made of plastic.

    [0021] FIG. 2 is a partially enlarged perspective view showing a battery connecting unit placed on a lower housing, employed at the battery pack of FIG. 1.

    [0022] Referring to FIG. 2, the battery connecting unit 80 is located at the support 10 of the lower housing 90 and inserted into a fitting hole 5 of the support 10. The battery connecting unit 80 includes a metal terminal 50 and a plastic member 70 partially surrounding a lower portion of the metal terminal 50. Preferably, the metal terminal 50 is made of a cupper (Cu) material with a circular pillar shape.

    [0023] The plastic member 70 surrounds a lower portion of the metal terminal 50 in a cylindrical shape and exposes an upper portion of the metal terminal 50. In more detail, the plastic member 70 includes a lower buffer 63 and an upper buffer 66 which are positioned in order and formed integrally. The lower buffer 63 has a smaller outer diameter than the upper buffer 66.

    [0024] More preferably, though not shown in the figures, the lower buffer 63 exposes a bottom of the metal terminal 50 at a side opposite to the upper buffer 66. Here, the metal terminal 50 comes into contact with the electric line L through the lower buffer 63 and is electrically connected to the battery laminate 100 of FIG. 1 by using the electric line L.

    [0025] FIGS. 3 to 7 are schematic views for illustrating a method for manufacturing the battery pack of FIG. 1.

    [0026] Referring to FIG. 3, the metal terminal 50 may be prepared. Preferably, the metal terminal 50 may be made of a copper material with a shape of a circular pillar 40. The metal terminal 50 may include an annular protrusion 23 and a gear-shaped protrusion pattern 29 in order at a sidewall of the circular pillar 40, in a lower portion thereof. In an embodiment, a plurality of protrusions 23 may be positioned in different levels at the sidewall of the circular pillar 40.

    [0027] In another embodiment, a plurality of protrusion patterns 29 may be positioned in different levels at the sidewall of the circular pillar 40. The protrusion patterns 29 may have saw-tooth portions 26 in the same level at the sidewall of the circular pillar 40. In addition, the metal terminal 50 may have connection grooves 34 at the sidewall of the circular pillar 40 in an upper portion thereof, and the circular pillar 40 may serve as a plug contact 38 in the upper portion thereof.

    [0028] Preferably, the circular pillar 40 has substantially the same outer diameter at a lower portion of the metal terminal 50 and is tapered from the protrusion pattern 29 toward an end of the plug contact 38 in an upper portion of the metal terminal 50. Here, the plug contact 38 is configured to be inserted into an electric terminal with a cap shape, drawn from an external electric device (not shown), at a periphery of the battery pack 140 of FIG. 1, and the connection grooves 34 may be configured to accommodate hooking protrusions located at an inside of the electric terminal and come into contact with the hooking protrusions, respectively.

    [0029] Referring to FIG. 4, the metal terminal 50 may be insert-injected with plastic. By means of the insert-injection, the plastic member 70 may be formed at the lower portion of the metal terminal 50. The plastic member 70 includes the lower buffer 63 and the upper buffer 66 which are positioned in order. The lower buffer 63 surrounds the annular protrusions 23 of FIG. 3 at the metal terminal 50.

    [0030] When an external force is applied to the lower buffer 63 at a side opposite to the upper buffer 66, the protrusions 23 may be inserted into the lower buffer 63 and support the lower buffer 63, thereby preventing the plastic member 70 from being separated from the metal terminal 50. The upper buffer 66 surrounds the gear-shaped protrusion patterns 29 of FIG. 3 at the metal terminal 50.

    [0031] When an external force is applied to the upper buffer 66 around the upper buffer 66, the protrusion patterns 29 may be inserted into the upper buffer 66 and support the upper buffer 66, thereby preventing the plastic member 70 from being separated from the metal terminal 50. Here, the metal terminal 50 and the plastic member 70 may configure the battery connecting unit 80.

    [0032] Referring to FIG. 5, at the battery connecting unit 80, the plastic member 70 has a protrusion 69 at an end thereof. Preferably, the protrusion 69 is located around the metal terminal 50 along an end of the upper buffer 66 of the plastic member 70. The protrusion 69 may be located at a front end of the plastic member 70 to come into contact with the upper housing 130 of FIG. 7.

    [0033] Next, as shown in FIG. 1, the lower housing 90, the battery laminate 100, the electronic circuit part 110 and the upper housing 130 may be prepared individually.

    [0034] Referring to FIG. 6, regarding the lower housing 90, the battery connecting unit 80 may be placed on the lower housing 90. In more detail, the battery connecting unit 80 may be inserted into the fitting holes 5 of the supports 10 of the lower housing 90 along a predetermined direction D1 through the lower buffer 63 of the plastic member 70. Subsequently, the battery laminate 100 may be accommodated in the lower housing 90 as shown in FIG. 1.

    [0035] Preferably, the battery laminate 100 may be electrically connected to the battery connecting unit 80 through the electric line L of FIG. 2. Subsequently, though not shown in the figures, the electronic circuit part 110 may be placed on the battery laminate 100 and electrically connected to the battery laminate. Next, the upper housing 130 may be placed on the lower housing 90, the battery laminate 100 and the electronic circuit part 110.

    [0036] Preferably, the connection window 122 of the upper housing 130 may be aligned with the battery connecting unit 80 of the lower housing 90. In other words, the connection window 122 of the upper housing 130 may be aligned with the plug contact 38 of the metal terminal 50 at the battery connecting unit 80.

    [0037] Referring to FIG. 7, the upper housing 130 may be inserted into the battery connecting unit 80 through the connection window 122. Preferably, the plug contact 38 of the battery connecting unit 80 passes through the upper housing 130 via the connection window 122, and the plastic member 70 of the battery connecting unit 80 comes into contact with the upper housing 130.

    [0038] Here, the upper housing 130 may have flat surfaces at one side coming into contact with the plastic member 70 and the other side opposite thereto. Next, laser welding may be applied to the upper housing 130. Preferably, the laser welding may be applied to the upper housing 130 around the plug contact 38 along a predetermined direction R1.

    [0039] In more detail, the upper housing 130 may be welded by means of laser welding along the protrusion 69 located at an end of the upper buffer 66 (FIG. 5) of the plastic member 70. Therefore, the upper buffer 66 may be welded to the upper housing 130 made of plastic through its end. By doing so, the plastic member 70 may be fixed to the upper housing 130 at a lower portion of the upper housing 130.

    [0040] FIGS. 8 and 9 are schematic views for illustrating a method for manufacturing a battery pack according to a modified embodiment of the present disclosure.

    [0041] Referring to FIGS. 8 and 9, the battery connecting unit 80 of FIG. 6 may be placed on the lower housing 90 and inserted into the connection window 128 of the upper housing 130. The coupling process of the battery connecting unit 80 and the lower housing 90 has been described above with reference to FIG. 6. Here, the upper housing 130 may have a concave portion G formed to accommodate the plastic member 70 at one side coming into contact with the plastic member 70 and a convex portion 129 formed at the other side opposite thereto to correspond to the concave portion G.

    [0042] Preferably, the upper housing 130 may have an accommodation hole 127 formed at one surface thereof so that the concave portion G is opened. By doing so, the plastic member 70 of the battery connecting unit 80 may be inserted into the concave portion G through the accommodation hole 127. Subsequently, laser welding may be applied to the upper housing 130. Preferably, the laser welding may be applied to the convex portion 129 of the upper housing 130 along a predetermined direction Rl.

    [0043] By doing so, the upper housing 130 may be welded to the protrusion 69 located at the end of the plastic member 70 by means of laser welding.

    [0044] The present disclosure has been described in detail. However, it should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating preferred embodiments of the disclosure, are given by way of illustration only.


    Claims

    1. A battery pack (140), comprising:

    at least one battery connecting unit (80);

    a lower housing (90) including the at least one battery connecting unit (80), wherein the lower housing includes at least one support (10), wherein the at least one battery connecting unit is located at one of the at least one support of the lower housing and inserted into a fitting hole of the one respective support;

    a battery laminate (100) accommodated in the lower housing and electrically connected to the at least one battery connecting unit;

    an upper housing (130) made of plastic and configured to cover the lower housing and the battery laminate, wherein:

    the at least one battery connecting unit includes a metal terminal (50) and a plastic member (70), wherein the plastic member is configured to come into contact with the upper housing and the metal terminal (50) inserted into the upper housing,

    wherein the metal terminal is provided through the upper housing, and the plastic member is fixed to the upper housing by welding at a lower portion of the upper housing,

    wherein the plastic member surrounds a lower portion of the metal terminal in a cylindrical shape and exposes an upper portion of the metal terminal, wherein the plastic member includes a lower buffer (63) and an upper buffer (66) which are positioned in order and formed integrally, and

    wherein both the lower buffer and upper buffer have a cylindrical shape, wherein the lower buffer has a smaller outer diameter than the upper buffer, and

    wherein the metal terminal is made of a circular pillar (40) and includes an annular protrusion (23) and a gear-shaped protrusion pattern (29), formed at a sidewall of the circular pillar, in the lower portion of the metal terminal, wherein the lower buffer surrounds the annular protrusion, and the upper buffer surrounds the gear-shaped protrusion pattern.


     
    2. The battery pack according to claim 1, wherein there is provided a plurality of annular protrusions (23) positioned in different levels at the sidewall of the circular pillar, and
    wherein there is provided a plurality of protrusion patterns (29) positioned in different levels at the sidewall of the circular pillar.
     
    3. The battery pack according to claim 1, wherein the gear-shaped protrusion pattern has saw-tooth portions (26) in the same level at the sidewall of the circular pillar.
     
    4. The battery pack according to claim 1, wherein the circular pillar of the metal terminal serves as a plug contact (38) at the upper portion of the metal terminal.
     
    5. The battery pack according to claim 1, wherein the upper housing has flat surfaces at one side coming into contact with the plastic member and the other side opposite thereto.
     
    6. The battery pack according to claim 1, wherein the upper housing has a concave portion (G) formed at one side in contact with the plastic member to accommodate the plastic member and a convex portion (129) formed at the other side to correspond to the concave portion.
     
    7. The battery pack according to claim 5, wherein the upper housing is welded along a protrusion (23) located at an end of the plastic member by means of laser welding.
     
    8. The battery pack according to claim 6, wherein the upper housing is welded to a protrusion (23) located at an end of the plastic member along the convex portion by means of laser welding.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Batteriepack (140), umfassend:

    wenigstens eine Batterie-Verbindungseinheit (80);

    ein unteres Gehäuse (90), welches die wenigstens eine Batterie-Verbindungseinheit (80) umfasst, wobei das untere Gehäuse wenigstens eine Halterung (10) umfasst, wobei die wenigstens eine Batterie-Verbindungseinheit an einer aus der wenigstens einen Halterung des unteren Gehäuses angeordnet ist und in ein Passloch der einen entsprechenden Halterung eingesetzt ist;

    ein Batterie-Laminat (100), welches in dem unteren Gehäuse aufgenommen ist und elektrisch mit der wenigstens einen Batterie-Verbindungseinheit verbunden ist;

    ein oberes Gehäuse (130), welches aus Kunststoff hergestellt ist und dazu eingerichtet ist, das untere Gehäuse und das Batterie-Laminat zu bedecken, wobei:

    die wenigstens eine Batterie-Verbindungseinheit einen Metall-Anschluss (50) und ein Kunststoff-Element (70) umfasst, wobei das Kunststoff-Element dazu eingerichtet ist, mit dem oberen Gehäuse und dem Metall-Anschluss (50) in Kontakt zu kommen, welcher in das obere Gehäuse eingesetzt ist,

    wobei der Metall-Anschluss durch das obere Gehäuse bereitgestellt ist und das Kunststoff-Element an dem oberen Gehäuse durch Schweißen an einem unteren Abschnitt des oberen Gehäuses befestigt ist,

    wobei das Kunststoff-Element einen unteren Abschnitt des Metall-Anschlusses in einer zylindrischen Form umgibt und einen oberen Abschnitt des Metall-Anschlusses freilegt, wobei das Kunststoff-Element einen unteren Puffer (63) und einen oberen Puffer (66) umfasst, welche in Reihe und integral gebildet positioniert sind, und

    wobei sowohl der untere Puffer als auch der obere Puffer eine zylindrische Form aufweisen, wobei der untere Puffer einen kleineren äußeren Durchmesser aufweist als der obere Puffer, und

    wobei der Metall-Anschluss aus einer kreisförmigen Säule (40) gebildet ist und einen ringförmigen Vorsprung (23) und ein Zahnrad-förmiges Vorsprung-Muster (29) umfasst, welches an einer Seitenwand der kreisförmigen Säule in dem unteren Abschnitt des Metall-Anschlusses gebildet ist, wobei der untere Puffer den ringförmigen Vorsprung umgibt und wobei der obere Puffer das Zahnrad-förmige Vorsprung-Muster umgibt.


     
    2. Batteriepack nach Anspruch 1, wobei eine Mehrzahl von ringförmigen Vorsprüngen (23) bereitgestellt ist, welche in unterschiedlichen Niveaus an der Seitenwand der kreisförmigen Säule positioniert sind, und wobei eine Mehrzahl von Vorsprung-Mustern (29) bereitgestellt ist, welche in unterschiedlichen Niveaus an der Seitenwand der kreisförmigen Säule positioniert sind.
     
    3. Batteriepack nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Zahnrad-förmige Vorsprung-Muster Sägezahn-Vorsprünge (26) in dem gleichen Niveau an der Seitenwand der kreisförmigen Säule aufweist.
     
    4. Batteriepack nach Anspruch 1, wobei die kreisförmige Säule des Metall-Anschlusses als ein Stecker-Kontakt (38) an dem oberen Abschnitt des Metall-Anschlusses dient.
     
    5. Batteriepack nach Anspruch 1, wobei das obere Gehäuse ebene Flächen an einer Seite, welche mit dem Kunststoff-Element in Kontakt kommt, und der anderen dazu entgegengesetzten Seite aufweist.
     
    6. Batteriepack nach Anspruch 1, wobei das obere Gehäuse einen konkaven Abschnitt (G), welcher an einer Seite in Kontakt mit dem Kunststoff-Element gebildet ist, um das Kunststoff-Element aufzunehmen, und einen konvexen Abschnitt (129) aufweist, welcher an der anderen Seite gebildet ist, um dem konkaven Abschnitt zu entsprechen.
     
    7. Batteriepack nach Anspruch 5, wobei das obere Gehäuse entlang eines Vorsprungs (23), welcher an einem Ende des Kunststoff-Elements angeordnet ist, mittels Laser-Schweißen geschweißt ist.
     
    8. Batteriepack nach Anspruch 6, wobei das obere Gehäuse an einem Vorsprung (23), welcher an einem Ende des Kunststoff-Elements angeordnet ist, entlang des konvexen Abschnitts mittels Laser-Schweißen geschweißt ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Bloc-batterie (140), comprenant :

    au moins une unité de connexion de batterie (80) ;

    un boîtier inférieur (90) incluant l'au moins une unité de connexion de batterie (80), dans lequel le boîtier inférieur inclut au moins un support (10), dans lequel l'au moins une unité de connexion de batterie est située sur l'un de l'au moins un support du boîtier inférieur et insérée dans un trou de fixation dudit support respectif ;

    un stratifié de batterie (100) logé dans le boîtier inférieur et électriquement connecté à l'au moins une unité de connexion de batterie ;

    un boîtier supérieur (130) fait de plastique et configuré pour recouvrir le boîtier inférieur et le stratifié de batterie, dans lequel :

    l'au moins une unité de connexion de batterie inclut une borne métallique (50) et un organe en plastique (70), dans lequel l'organe en plastique est configuré pour venir en contact avec le boîtier supérieur et la borne métallique (50) insérée dans le boîtier supérieur,

    dans lequel la borne métallique est ménagée à travers le boîtier supérieur, et l'organe en plastique est fixé au boîtier supérieur par soudage sur une partie inférieure du boîtier supérieur,

    dans lequel l'organe en plastique encercle une partie inférieure de la borne métallique selon une géométrie cylindrique et expose une partie supérieure de la borne métallique,

    dans lequel l'organe en plastique inclut un tampon inférieur (63) et un tampon supérieur (66) qui sont positionnés dans l'ordre et formés de manière solidaire, et

    dans lequel à la fois le tampon inférieur et le tampon supérieur possèdent une géométrie cylindrique, dans lequel le tampon inférieur possède un diamètre externe plus petit que le tampon supérieur, et

    dans lequel la borne métallique est constituée d'un pilier circulaire (40) et inclut une saillie (23) annulaire et un motif de saillie (29) à géométrie crantée, formé sur une paroi latérale du pilier circulaire, dans la partie inférieure de la borne métallique,

    dans lequel le tampon inférieur encercle la saillie annulaire, et le tampon supérieur encercle le motif de saillie à géométrie crantée.


     
    2. Bloc-batterie selon la revendication 1, dans lequel est ménagée une pluralité de saillies (23) annulaires positionnées à différents niveaux sur la paroi latérale du pilier circulaire, et
    dans lequel est ménagée une pluralité de motifs de saillie (29) positionnés à différents niveaux sur la paroi latérale du pilier circulaire.
     
    3. Bloc-batterie selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le motif de saillie à géométrie crantée possède des parties en dents de scie (26) au même niveau sur la paroi latérale du pilier circulaire.
     
    4. Bloc-batterie selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le pilier circulaire de la borne métallique sert de contact enfichable (38) sur la partie supérieure de la borne métallique.
     
    5. Bloc-batterie selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le boîtier supérieur possède des surfaces plates sur un côté venant en contact avec l'organe en plastique et l'autre côté opposé à celui-ci.
     
    6. Bloc-batterie selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le boîtier supérieur possède une partie concave (G) formée sur un côté en contact avec l'organe en plastique pour loger l'organe en plastique et une partie convexe (129) formée sur l'autre côté pour correspondre à la partie concave.
     
    7. Bloc-batterie selon la revendication 5, dans lequel le boîtier supérieur est soudé le long d'une saillie (23) située sur une extrémité de l'organe en plastique au moyen d'un soudage au laser.
     
    8. Bloc-batterie selon la revendication 6, dans lequel le boîtier supérieur est soudé à une saillie (23) située sur une extrémité de l'organe en plastique le long de la partie convexe au moyen d'un soudage au laser.
     




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