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Cable Lug Adapters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064399D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hartman, AD [+details]

Abstract

The cable lug adapter shown above makes it possible to secure a larger cable lug to a barrier strip than that which the barrier strip would normally be able to accommodate. Normally, cable lugs are connected to a barrier strip such as 12 by screw 14 which holds the cable lug firmly in place between dividers 16 on the barrier strip. However, for some of those cable lugs such as 20 which are too large to fit flat between dividers 16 on barrier strip 12, a cable lug adapter 22 enables an electrical and secure mechanical connection to be made. Adapter 22 consists essentially of two triangular-shaped sections of high conductivity metal, such as copper or aluminum, having a clearance hole drilled through each of the sections to allow a screw 14 to pass through and to engage threads in the barrier strip 12.