Structure of electrical terminals for establishing electrical contact between a battery pack and an electrical device

  • US 6,350,149 B1
  • Filed: 08/14/2000
  • Issued: 02/26/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/19/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A structure of electrical terminals for establishing electrical contact between a battery pack and an electrical device by attachment of the battery pack to the electrical device, the structure comprising,a plurality of female terminals provided in the battery pack, and a plurality of male terminals provided in the electrical device and adapted to be coupled to the female terminals, wherein each of the female terminals includes at least two pairs of elastic plates, each pair of elastic plates being capable of holding one of the male terminals therebetween when the battery pack is attached to the electrical device, the elastic plate pairs of each female terminal being disposed along the path of movement of the male terminal when the battery pack is attached to the electrical device such that the number of elastic plate pairs of each female terminal that hold each male terminal therebetween is determined by the length of the male terminal along said path of movement.

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