06527580 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 8 patents.

A screwless terminal, especially a modular terminal (

1

), with a conductor bar (

3

) situated in a terminal housing (

2

) and with an insulation displacement contact element (

4

) electroconductively connected to the conductor bar (

3

). An electrical conductor (

11

) that is introduced via a housing lead-through can be contacted between the cutting edges (

7, 8

) of the insulation displacement contact element (

4

) whereby the cutting edges (

7,8

) face each other. The insulation displacement contact element (

4

) is moveably arranged on the conductor bar (

3

). Insulation displacement contacting of the fixedly position conductor (

11

) is carried out by a translation movement of the insulation displacement contact element (

4

) along the conductor bar (

3

). An additional actuating element (

40

) that engages with an actuating tool (

13

) allows for careful handling during contacting of the conductor (

11

) by avoiding a direct contact between the actuating tool (

13

) and a contacting element (

4

a,

4

b

) comprising the insulation displacement contact element (

4

).

Title
Screwless terminal
Application Number
9/913789
Publication Number
6527580 (B1)
Application Date
August 16, 2001
Publication Date
March 4, 2003
Inventor
Michael Burger
Trunstadt
US
Oliver Lang
Bamberg
US
Christian Süss
Strullendorf
US
Agent
Venable
US
Agent
Norman N Kunitz
US
Assignee
Wieland Electric
US
IPC
H01R 4/24
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