Bridge rectifier having an output terminal stud

  • US 5,453,648 A
  • Filed: 10/14/1993
  • Issued: 09/26/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/14/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A rectifier unit having an output terminal that is adapted to be connected to a conductor comprising, a metallic heat sink, a metallic terminal stud secured to said heat sink, said terminal stud having a first axially extending portion that has self-tapping threads and a second axially extending electrical connector portion that is adapted to be connected to a conductor, said metallic heat sink having an opening, said first portion of said terminal stud being located in said opening and having a self-tapped threaded connection to said heat sink which is produced by said self-tapping threads when said first portion of said stud is screwed into said opening, said self-tapped threaded connection providing an electrical connection between said terminal stud and said heat sink and providing a mechanical connection between said terminal stud and said heat sink for supporting said terminal stud from said heat sink.

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