Patent Number: 7,355,502

Title: Direct relay connection to a fusible link

Abstract: An assembly provides a direct electrical connection between a relay and a fusible link on the surface of a vehicle junction block. A fuse housing for the fusible link has a first, female terminal located near a top portion of the fuse housing. The first terminal is connected to a second terminal in the fuse housing by the fusible link. The junction block surface is configured such that the relay is mounted slightly above the fuse housing, whereby the top portion of the fuse housing forms a partial seat for the relay. An opening in the top portion of the fuse housing enables a male contact blade from the relay to be received by the first terminal. The second terminal in the fuse housing is connected to a power supply, or the relay is directly connected to the power supply and the second terminal electrically connects a different circuit directed into the junction block with the relay.

Inventors: Nguyen; Truong Quoc (Canton, MI), Russel; Kenneth John (Westland, MI)

Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.

International Classification: H01H 85/20 (20060101); H01H 85/48 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-04-08 0:00:00