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Power Input Quick Connect and Disconnect Plug

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043617D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chrinian, AE [+details]

Abstract

To test some machines, it is necessary to power down, remove the safety cover, attach the test wires, reinstall the safety cover and power up. After the test procedure is finished, the above must be reversed to remove the test wiring. The present power input quick connect and disconnect plug has a plastic portion 26 which slides over the terminal which has the connecting screws therein. The holes 10 in the plastic portion 26 are arranged to index with the screw contacts when correctly in place. The wiring 12 of the power is brought in to the selected ones of a plurality of banana plugs 15.