Connector Socket With Floating Attachment to Bus Bar
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
A connector socket has a floating attachment to a bus bar so that a power supply with connector pins can be connected to the socket and disconnected in spite of normal differences in the position of the pins. This feature is desirable when the power supplies are to be replaced without removing voltage from the bus. The connector socket has an integral flange on the power supply side of the bus. The socket fits through a hole in the bus that provides suitable clearance for adjusting the position of the socket when the power supply is plugged into the bus. The connector socket has a separable flange on the other side that is held on the socket by a retention clip that fits into an outer annular groove on the socket.