US 9,812,796 B2
Terminal block
Martin Adamczyk, Füssen (DE); Jörn Buhrke, Bünde (DE); Genadij Neumann, Detmold (DE); and Andreas Rutz, Bielefeld (DE)
Assigned to Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, (DE)
Appl. No. 15/119,221
Filed by Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Detmold (DE)
PCT Filed Mar. 25, 2015, PCT No. PCT/EP2015/056323
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Aug. 16, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/158505, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 22, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2014 105 316 (DE), filed on Apr. 14, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0025771 A1, Jan. 26, 2017
Int. Cl. H01R 9/26 (2006.01); H01R 11/07 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 9/2675 (2013.01) [H01R 9/2683 (2013.01); H01R 9/2691 (2013.01); H01R 11/07 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A terminal block assembly, comprising:
(a) a plurality of terminal blocks mounted in side-by-side relation on a common fixed support:
(1) each of said terminal blocks having a rectangular housing containing electrical circuitry and including a pair of parallel side walls, a top wall, and a pair of end walls;
(2) at least one of said terminal blocks comprising a supply terminal block adapted for connection with a voltage source;
(3) each of the remaining terminal blocks comprising a distribution terminal block adapted for connection with a load; and
(4) at least one electrically-conducting link comb extending transversely across said terminal blocks to interconnect the electrical circuits contained therein;
(b) each of said terminal blocks having the same dimensions in directions orthogonally arranged relative to an axis defined by the support member;
(c) said supply terminal block having supply contact connections having a first cross-sectional area designed for connection with supply conductors having a relatively large cross-sectional area;
(d) said distribution terminal blocks having distribution contact connections having a second cross-sectional area less than said first cross-sectional area designed for connection with distribution conductors having a relatively small cross-sectional area.