Busbar Connector System
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Modules are described to provide a means of connecting wiring or other tap connections to a group of busbars, that are, although nearby the component to be connected, somewhat loosely aligned, without having a separate, remotely located connector. Referring to Fig. 1, four busbars 1 are assembled side-by-side to provide three electrical phases and a ground connection. More or fewer busbars could be used, depending on the overall circuit requirements. Tabs 2 are formed from each busbar to become the male terminal in the connector combination. The locations of the tabs and the matching openings in the insulator and female connector are staggered in a way to simplify terminal numbering and to prevent connector reversal, which could be hazardous.