Patent Number: 6,254,437

Title: Utility metering transocket

Abstract: A utility metering transocket for mounting to a wall and for receiving a line wire and a load wire therein. The transocket has a bottom side, a back side, a top side, a top cover at least partially covering the back side, and opposing sides coupled to the bottom, back, and top sides. A plurality of bus bars of differing length are mounted to the back side, each bus bar having a load connector and a spaced apart line connector secured thereon. The plurality of bus bars are further arranged toward one of the opposing sides of the transocket thereby providing increased space within the transocket for routing the line wire and the load wire within the transocket such that the line wire and the load wire can be gradually bent for coupling to the line connector and the load connector, respectively, of at least one of the plurality of bus bars. Rotating line and load connectors are disposed on the bus bars to further aiding in routing. A two-part connector is mounted on the side of the transocket for easily removing the meter and associated wires for working within the transocket.

Inventors: Carroll; L. J. (Collierville, TN), Jeffcoat; Walter (Vidalia, GA)

Assignee: Thomas & Betts International

International Classification: G01R 11/04 (20060101); G01R 11/00 (20060101); H01R 9/24 (20060101); H01R 009/22 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018