Patent Number: 6,254,967

Title: Electrical device, such as a plug or a connector, with nameplate, especially for hazardous locations

Abstract: An electrical device such as a plug or a connector has a housing with electrical contacts coupled thereto. The housing also has a nameplate permanently affixed thereto by adhesive and mechanical fasteners. The mechanical fasteners are attached to the housing, which is constructed of a plastic material, in such a manner that the plastic material of the housing completely conceals the metal fasteners or screws. In the preferred embodiment, the nameplate as a curved label section with adhesive on one side such that the nameplate can be secured to a frustoconical section of the housing. A pair of mounting tabs with mounting holes extend from one of the curved edges such that they may be bent or folded and then fastened to a hidden wall of the electrical connector housing. In the preferred embodiment, the electrical housing has a center section, with a shroud section coupled to one end and a cord clamping section coupled to another end. The mounting tabs of the nameplate are secured between the center section and the cord clamping section such that the mounting fasteners of the nameplate are completely enclosed within the non-conductive, dielectric materials forming the center section of the housing and the cord clamping section of the housing.

Inventors: Katwala; Rajiv Dinesh (Milford, CT)

Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated

International Classification: H01R 13/46 (20060101); B32B 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018