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Locking device with wire and overstress protection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236213D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 198K

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Abstract

The above mentioned problem is solved by a movement limiting means (1) that limits the movement of the locking component as shown in figure 2.The movement limiting means comprises a wall extending form the connector body through an opening in the locking component. The wall has at its end a bar that is attached in a right angle to the wall. The limiting means limits the movement of the locking component to the area between the connector body and the bar. The wall prevents wires from moving into the functional area and the bar. The wall in cooperation with the bar on the wall strengthen the locking component in case something pulls on the locking component

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Locking device with wire and overstress protection

Background of the invention

In production plants for wire harnesses a common problem is that wire ends or loops of wires engage with parts that have the form of arms or hooks. Often the connectors attached on the ends of the wires have arms projecting away from the connector. The arms are designed to hold the connector on its counterpart or for other purposes. The use of this kind of locking arms or hooks is also known in the area of electronic modules for e.g. fuse boxes, where these components are also designed for locking purposes. The boxes are also present on the building board while assembling the harness. There is a risk that a wire or anything else blocks itself between two components or under a functional area of a component and partially or fully break the component if pull force is applied

Figure 1 shows a connector part with a locking device with enough space to allow a wire or anything else to go under the device..

 Functional area

Figure 1

 

DEFORMATION, OVER STRESS AND FINALY BREAK !

 

Description of the invention

The above mentioned problem is solved by a movement limiting means (1) that

limits the movement of the locking component as shown in figure 2.The movement limiting means comprises a wall extending form the connector body through an opening in the locking component. The wall has at its end a bar that is attached in a right angle to the wall. The limiting means limits the movement of the locking component...