Module for interconnecting two monopair lines

  • US 6,099,343 A
  • Filed: 10/19/1998
  • Issued: 08/08/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A module for interconnecting two monopair lines, namely an incoming line and an outgoing line, the monopair lines having electric wires having an insulating sheathing with respective ends, the module comprising:

  • insulation-displacing contacts to connect the respective ends of the sheathed electric wires of each of the two pairs, the two sheathed electric wires of one of the two lines defining small wires and the two sheathed electric wires of the other line defining large wires, the small wires having conductive cores with diameters smaller than corresponding conducting cores of the large wires;

    a line cut-off device incorporated in the module,wherein the line cut-off device is in the form of a test chamber having disposed therein an end of each of four test blades, each test blade coupled to a respective one of the insulation-displacing contacts, the test chamber being hermetically closed by a lid for line continuity or cut-off by interconnection of the test blades,wherein a first pair of the insulation-displacing contacts corresponds to the large wires and a second pair of the insulation-displacing contacts corresponds to the small wires, the first and second pairs of insulation-displacing contacts respectively positioned on opposite sides of the test chamber;

    wherein the first and second pairs of insulation-displacing contacts are operatively associated with corresponding first and second devices for receiving and forced introduction of the two large wires and the two small wires, respectively, into respective insulation-displacing slots of the first and second pairs of insulation-displacing contacts, the first device being on the same side of the chamber as the first pair of insulation-displacing contacts and the second device being on the same side of the chamber as the second pair of insulation-displacing contacts; and

    wherein the first device comprises a screw for pushing the two large wires into the insulation-displacing slots of the first pair of insulation-displacing contacts.

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