"SUICIDE CORD" SAFETY PLUG
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-25
This article describes the design of a plug which is intended to be the terminator of a high voltage line cord. It prevents shock to personnel through a moveable, spring- loaded sheath that insulates personnel from the high voltage contacts at all times, yet still allows metal to metal contact to a mating receptacle. The plug can also be polarized or equipped with a latch for added safety.