Quick-connect fitting for electrical junction box

  • US 5,171,164 A
  • Filed: 12/04/1991
  • Issued: 12/15/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/04/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A quick connect fitting for an electrical junction box comprising:

  • a hollow electrical connector through which an electrical conductor may be inserted having a leading end thereof for insertion in a hole in an electrical junction box;

    a circular spring metal adaptor surrounding said leading end of said electrical connector which also has a leading end, a trailing end, and an intermediate body, said circular spring metal adaptor being less than a complete circle when on the electrical connector and when separated from said electrical connector has a relaxed diameter, less than the diameter of the portion of the connector which it surrounds;

    at least two spring locking members carried by said metal adaptor that spring inward to a retracted position to permit said adaptor and locking member to be inserted in a hole in an electrical junction box and spring outward to lock said electrical connector from being withdrawn through the hole; and

    an arrangement on said connector for limiting the distance said connector can be inserted into the hole in the junction box.

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