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Retention means for relays

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239122D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 764K

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Abstract

In automotive industry usually the car parts are pre-assembled far away of the place where the cars are finally assembled. During transport the preassembled parts have to withstand vibration and temperature changes without falling apart. A well-known problem is that during transport relays fell out of the fuse box because retention means are not attached yet The usual process to prevent this problem is to add retention means that hold the relays in the boxes. This means have to be removed from the boxes before assembling the box into the car. This method needs additional working steps and material. A solution to solve this problem could be to provide an additional part that hold the relays during transport in position and will be assembled with the fuse box in the car. The additional part will remain in the car as a part of the fuse box. The part is adapted on the wall of the fuse box (fuse box modules) so that it can be easy fixed on a wall. In case a relay has to be renewed the part can be easily be taken from the fuse box and allow replacing the relay. The part can be used in existing fuse systems because the attachment areas are adaptable to various fuse box systems.

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Retention means for relays

Background of the invention

In automotive industry usually the car parts are pre-assembled far away of the place where the cars are finally assembled. During transport the preassembled parts have to withstand vibration and temperature changes without falling apart. A well-known problem is that during transport relays fell out of the fuse box because retention means are not attached yet (figure 1,while transport to production plant). The usual process to prevent this problem is to add retention means that hold the relays in the boxes. This means have to be removed from the boxes before assembling the box into the car. This method needs additional working steps and material.   

Figure 1

Description of the invention

A solution to solve this problem could be to provide an additional part that hold the relays during transport in position and will be assembled with the fuse box in the car. The additional part will remain in the car as a part of the fuse box. The part is adapted on the wall of the fuse box (fuse box modules) so that it can be easy fixed on a wall (figure 2). In case a relay has to be renewed the part can be easily be taken from the fuse box and allow replacing the relay. The part can be used in existing fuse systems because the attachment areas are adaptable to various fuse box systems.   

      

L-shaped part

 

Figure 2

The part can be L-shaped (figure 2 , figure 3) wherein one arm is attached to the wall of the fuse box and the...