Patent Number: 6,254,438

Title: Battery side-terminal adapter and Kelvin connector

Abstract: A battery connector (20) is provided that can be especially useful as a side-terminal adapter for use with a Kelvin connection. In one form, the connector comprises an insulator (70) sandwiched between an elongated first conductor (30) having a longitudinal axis and an elongated second conductor (50), wherein the first conductor and second conductor are slidably movable relative to each other. The first and second conductors respectively include first and second battery-terminal contact portions (38, 58) which are opposite each other and slidable relative to each other. A biasing member (48) biases the battery-terminal contact portions toward each other and a handle (90) is provided to exert a pressure against the bias to move the battery-terminal contact portions apart.

Inventors: Gaunt; Bruce W. (Round Lake Beach, IL)

Assignee: Snap-on Tools Company

International Classification: H01R 11/28 (20060101); H01R 11/11 (20060101); H01R 004/30 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018