Patent Number: 6,168,460

Title: A-base terminal block assembly

Abstract: A terminal block configured to be used with self contained and transformer rated electricity meters includes at least one first cavity having at least one rib. The terminal block also includes a top having a plurality of current terminal extension members and a plurality of potential terminal extension members. A back of the terminal block includes at least one slot in communication with at least one second cavity. The second cavity is also in communication with at least one opening. The self contained meters utilize a terminal block assembly that includes the terminal block, a plurality of current terminals, a plurality of test link springs, and a plurality of actuator screws. The test link spring is positioned, at least partially, within the test link spring cavity and is configured to connect a potential wire to one of the current terminals. The actuator screw is configured to screw into a respective current terminal threaded opening and thereby move the test link spring from an open position to a closed position.

Inventors: Horan; Patrick Joseph (Dover, NH), Therrien; Wayne Alfrede (Rochester, NH)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: G01R 11/04 (20060101); G01R 11/00 (20060101); H01R 9/24 (20060101); H01R 033/945 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018