Patent Number: 6,984,148

Title: Electrical connector apparatus and cover therefor

Abstract: An electrical connector apparatus includes an electrically insulating base, and a conductor extending through the base. The conductor may include a first electrical terminal located on a first side of the base and a second electrical terminal located on a second side of the base. The apparatus further includes at least three spaced apart guides on the first side of the base, all of the spaced apart guides being adjacent the first electrical terminal and being operable to guide a wire terminated to the first electrical terminal to extend in any direction between two adjacent guides. A cover may be applied to the electrical connector, the cover including a housing including joined rigid wall portions configured to extend about a perimeter and over a top of an electrical terminal, at least one of the wall portions having a conductor opening. The cover apparatus further includes a conductor guard having a rigid guide wall extending from at least one of the wall portions, adjacent the conductor opening, to guard a wire terminated to the electrical terminal against small-radius bends near the electrical terminal.

Inventors: Nanda; Amar Kant (Surrey, CA), Umedaly; Mossadiq (West Vancouver, CA)

Assignee: Xantrex Technology Inc.

International Classification: H01R 13/73 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/10/02018