Patent Number: 6,254,422

Title: Electronic terminal for use on circuit boards

Abstract: A terminal has a box spring out of whose wall there is cut at least one elastic terminal leg which is bent into the inside of the box toward an opposing abutment and which has a free terminal end between which the abutment and an electric conductor can be clamped. An actuating part having a projecting pusher end is arranged in the box spring and can be displaced toward the terminal end of the terminal leg. When pushed in, the actuating part with its inside end is pushed as a wedge between the abutment and the terminal leg, thus releasing a clamped electric conductor. The actuating part has a through-channel for insertion of the electric conductor which extends from the conductor insertion orifice on the pusher end to a conductor outlet orifice.

Inventors: Feye-Hohmann; Jurgen (Detmold, DE)

Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co.

International Classification: H01R 4/48 (20060101); H01R 004/24 (); H01R 004/26 (); H01R 011/20 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018