Patent Number: 6,250,948

Title: Cylindrical front access connector

Abstract: An electrical connector includes a base, a connector housing supported by the base, and at least one conductive terminal received within the connector housing. The conductive terminal includes a keyhole slot therein including a circular aperture and an elongated slot extending therefrom. The connector housing includes a handle having at least one wire-receiving passage therein, and is movable between a first position and a second position. An insulated wire is readily insertable and removable through the wire-receiving passage in the handle and the circular aperture in the conductive terminal when the connector housing is in the first position. When the connector housing is moved to the second position, the wire is moved from the circular aperture and forced into the elongated slot. The elongated slot constricts the wire and pierces the insulation of the wire, thereby establishing electrical contact between the conductor of the wire and the conductive terminal, and restricting removal of the wire from the connector housing. The connector housing may include one or more separate terminals therein for receiving one or more wires therein. The base may be formed as a panel having a plurality of housing receiving portions, with a plurality of electrical connectors arranged in the plurality of housing receiving portions to form an array of electrical connectors.

Inventors: Daoud; Bassel Hage (Parsippany, NJ)

Assignee: Avava Technology Corp.

International Classification: H01R 4/24 (20060101); H01R 004/24 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018