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Title:
BRIDGE FOR AN ELECTRICAL TERMINAL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/130825
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The invention relates to a bridge for an electrical terminal for electrically connecting current bars (4) of the terminal, wherein the bridge has a head part (1) and at least one resilient pair of clamping tongues (5) for inserting into an opening (3) of the current bar (4), wherein the clamping tongues (5) each have an inside (8) and an outside (9), the outsides (9) each form a contact area (10) for contacting the opening (3), the clamping tongues (5) are each connected to the head part (1) and acted upon by spring force in such a way that the insides (8) of a clamping tongue pair (5) are arranged facing each other and are arranged spaced from each other when the clamping tongue pair (5) is not in contact with the current bar (4), the clamping tongues (5) each extend from the head part (1) to a tip (11), and the insides (8) each have a contour that is designed in such a way that, when the clamping tongue pair (5) is in contact with the current bar (4), the tips (11) of the clamping tongues (5) lie against each other and a gap (12) is formed between the insides (8) between the head part (1) and the tips (11). Because a gap (12) is formed between the insides (8) when the clamping tongue pair (5) is in contact with the current bar (4), production tolerances of the clamping tongues (5) can be compensated, which in turn leads to significantly improved contacting between the clamping tongues (5) and the current bar (4).

Inventors:
REINEKE, Michael (Finkenstr. 7, Steinheim, 32839, DE)
Application Number:
EP2012/055384
Publication Date:
April 11, 2013
Filing Date:
March 27, 2012
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Assignee:
PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG (Flachsmarktstraße 8, Blomberg, 32825, DE)
REINEKE, Michael (Finkenstr. 7, Steinheim, 32839, DE)
International Classes:
H01R31/08
Foreign References:
DE19708649A11998-08-27
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MICHALSKI HÜTTERMANNN & PARTNER (Neuer Zollhof 2, Düsseldorf, 40221, DE)
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