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SLOTTED CAVITY BUSBAR CONNECTION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246970D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 1M

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Abstract

Slotted cavities are provided in a fuse box to receive a bus bar. A possible design of such a slotted bus bar (SBB) cavity may be as represented. A problem with these SBB cavities is a bad retention of a terminal in this cavity as it may be easily bended. Two solutions are available for this problem. Firstly, two retainers in the slot are provided on the housing to retain the terminal on each side. Secondly, two retainers are added behind the terminal to improve retention. These retainers are formed integrally with the housing. Although this narrows the entry for the terminal, the terminal can still be inserted as the walls of the slotted cavity are flexible and can be bended outward. Alternatively, these retainers may be a separate elements from the housing. It is possible to insert such a separate retainer as the walls of the housing are relatively flexible such that they can bend outwardly to place this separate retainer.

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SLOTTED CAVITY BUSBAR CONNECTION

Slotted cavities are provided in a fuse box to receive a bus bar. A possible design of such a slotted bus bar (SBB) cavity may be as follows:

A problem with these SBB cavities is a bad retention of a terminal in this cavity as it may be easily bended. This is shown in below figures:


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Two solutions are available for this problem.

Firstly, two retainers in the slot are provided on the housing to retain the terminal on each side. This can be shown in the figure on the left.

Secondly, two retainers are added behind the terminal to improve retention. This solution is shown at the right.

These retainers are formed integrally with the housing. Although this narrows the entry for the terminal, the terminal can still be inserted as the walls of the slotted cavity are flexible and can be bended outward.

Alternatively, these retainers may be a separate elements from the housing. It is possible to insert such a separate retainer as the walls of the housing are relatively flexible such that they can bend outwardly to place this separate retainer.