Electrical terminal with on-ramp

  • US 5,954,550 A
  • Filed: 10/17/1997
  • Issued: 09/21/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/18/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A male plug insertable into a female receptacle to establish an electrical connection between the male plug and female receptacle, the male plug comprising:

  • a tab having opposite top and bottom surfaces, laterally opposite side edges and longitudinally opposite proximal and distal ends, the distal end of the tab having a leading edge adapted to facilitate insertion of the plug into a female receptacle;

    the proximal end of the tab having means for attaching an electrical conductor to the tab; and

    the tab having first and second portions at the leading edge of the tab, the tab first and second portions being positioned between the laterally opposite side edges and laterally adjacent each other and are oriented at an angle relative to each others;

    wherein the tab second portion top surface slopes away from the tab first portion top surface as the second portion top surface extends toward the distal end of the tab.

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