Patent Number: 8,876,542

Title: Connector and construction machine

Abstract: A connector for connecting an electric-power-transmission power cable to an electric device installed in a vehicle, includes a device socket, a cable plug that is plugged in or unplugged from the device socket, and a detection switch that is electrically turned on or off by a mechanical contact point provided on the device socket and a mechanical contact point provided on the cable plug. The device socket includes a contact terminal of the detection switch. The cable plug includes a plug housing that is electrically grounded by being connected to the device socket and a cover plate that covers an opening of the plug housing. The cover plate includes an insulative plate body and a contact conductor that contacts with the contact terminal of the detection switch. The plate body and the contact conductor are integrally molded.

Inventors: Nomura; Yoshio (Hiratsuka, JP), Yoshino; Tomohiro (Hiratsuka, JP), Ohta; Kazuo (Hiratsuka, JP)

Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.

International Classification: H01R 29/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00