Patent Number: 6,166,618

Title: Electrical safety receptacle

Abstract: An electrical safety receptacle (10) including a dielectric housing (12), first electrical contacts (14) in the housing for electrical connection to one side of an electrical power line, second electrical contacts (16) in the housing for electrical connection to the other side of the electrical power line, and power-interruption members (48) provided as part of the second electrical contacts to interrupt the electrical power when an operating and/or environmental temperature exceeds the thermal rating thereof.

Inventors: Robertson; James W. (Harrisburg, PA), Capper; Harry M. (Harrisburg, PA), Laun; Deborah (Syracuse, NY), Werner; Kurt (Auburn, NY), Middleton; David (Skaneateles, NY), Ryan; Howard S. (Skaneateles, NY)

Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation

International Classification: H01H 37/00 (20060101); H01H 37/76 (20060101); H01R 13/70 (20060101); H01R 13/713 (20060101); H01R 13/68 (20060101); H01H 037/04 (); H01H 085/143 (); H02H 005/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013