Patent Number: 6,166,327

Title: Wiring box with shielded water outlet

Abstract: A wire box including a main box having an outer surface with a water outlet therein. A wall is provided around the periphery of the outlet and projects outwardly from the surface in a direction substantially perpendicular thereto. There is a closure on the end of the wall furthest from the main box. There is at least one opening in the wall which communicates between the outlet and the exterior of the box. It is more desirable if there is a protective rib adjacent the opening and spaced apart therefrom a distant sufficient to allow water to run out of the opening. The form of the closure may be widely varied so that there is no direct path into and out of the main box for water to follow.

Inventors: Saito; Yukitaka (Yokkaichi, JP), Kato; Shinshu (Yokkaichi, JP)

Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

International Classification: H02G 3/08 (20060101); H01J 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017