Patent Number: 6,309,260

Title: Solder-in-place connector

Abstract: The invention involves a battery connector electrically connecting a multi-strand automotive-type cable to an automotive-type battery terminal where the battery connector is comprised of a connecting portion for engagement with an automotive-type battery terminal and a rigid cable-attachment portion that includes a non-deformable neck that extends from the connecting portion and defines a cavity having a depth, a closed inner end, an open outer end and a cross-sectional area that is substantially equal along the entire depth between the inner end and the outer end as well as substantially equal to the diameter of the cable. Solder is secured within the cavity, and flux is secured within the cavity in contact with the solder. The solder and flux are both of amounts suitable for soldering engagement of the cable to the cable-attachment portion, thereby facilitating soldering of the automotive-type cable to the battery connector.

Inventors: Shannon; John K. (Franksville, WI)

Assignee: Quick Cable Corp.

International Classification: H01R 43/02 (20060101); H01R 4/02 (20060101); H01R 11/28 (20060101); H01R 11/11 (20060101); H01R 004/50 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018