Patent Number: 6,305,967

Title: Connector assembly having means for penetrating the insulation and establishing electrical connection with the wires

Abstract: A connector assembly for penetrating the insulation and establishing electrical connection with insulated electrical wires or conductors, thereby eliminating the need to strip the insulation away from the insulated wires, including a pair of mateable housing members, a pair of flexible piercing terminals and a pair of rotatable cams or levers, and which are all enclosed by the pair of mateable housing members to form a main housing. The unstripped insulated wires are respectively inserted into a pair of conductor receiving apertures on the main housing, where the cams are rotated inwardly such that the cams engage and move the piercing terminals to hold and pierce the insulated wires to establish electrical connection thereto.

Inventors: Smith, III; Lowell J. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)

Assignee: Niles Audio Corporation

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

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018