US 9,812,822 B2
Push wire connector having a spring biasing member
Thomas L Scanzillo, Monroe, CT (US); Edward R Bazayev, Kew Gardens, NY (US); and Robert Simon, Shelton, CT (US)
Assigned to Hubbell Incorporated, Shelton, CT (US)
Filed by Hubbell Incorporated, Shelton, CT (US)
Filed on Jul. 31, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/815,602.
Application 14/815,602 is a division of application No. 14/015,360, filed on Aug. 30, 2013, granted, now 9,130,285.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/697,106, filed on Sep. 5, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2016/0036173 A1, Feb. 4, 2016
Int. Cl. H01R 4/48 (2006.01); H01R 24/30 (2011.01); H01R 4/50 (2006.01); H01R 24/20 (2011.01); H01R 24/76 (2011.01); H01R 24/22 (2011.01); H01R 105/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 24/30 (2013.01) [H01R 4/48 (2013.01); H01R 4/4818 (2013.01); H01R 4/4836 (2013.01); H01R 4/5008 (2013.01); H01R 24/20 (2013.01); H01R 24/76 (2013.01); H01R 24/22 (2013.01); H01R 2105/00 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An electrical connector receivable by an aperture in a rear surface of an electrical device, the electrical device having a plurality of openings in a cover of said electrical device to receive a plug, said electrical connector comprising:
a housing; and
a conductive contact assembly disposed in said housing having:
a first contact member for receiving a blade contact of said electrical device when said housing is inserted into an aperture of a rear surface of said electrical device; and
a second contact member for receiving an electrical wire through a push-in connection, said second contact member has a spring member with a first opening to receive the electrical wire,
wherein said second contact member has a contact portion disposed adjacent said first opening in said spring member, such that when the electrical wire is received in the first opening, the spring member biases the second contact member against the electrical wire.