Snap in cable connector

  • US 6,335,488 B1
  • Filed: 06/26/2000
  • Issued: 01/01/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for attaching an armored or metal clad electrical cable to a junction box comprising:

  • providing a junction box having an aperture;

    providing a member having a leading end with an external cylindrical surface and a trailing end with an inner diameter;

    providing a spring steel adapter surrounding said leading end external cylindrical surface for snap fitting into said aperture;

    providing a spring steel loading ring inserted into said trailing end inner diameter;

    restricting rearward withdrawal motion of said spring steel locking ring from said member;

    receiving an armored or metal clad cable in said spring steel locking ring; and

    preventing removal of said armored or metal cable in a rearward direction from said spring steel locking ring.

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