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Protective Phone Jack

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065768D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Newell, DC [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a female phone jack receptacle, used to provide voltage and signal connections through a male receptacle connected to telephones or modems, is designed with a partition within the receptacle. This partition provides a safety element so that when the male connector is not plugged in, fingers or devices such as test probes, cannot contact the voltage and signal elements of the female jack.