Duplex electrical connector with spring steel cable retainer

CAFC
  • US 6,521,831 B1
  • Filed: 08/29/2001
  • Issued: 02/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/13/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A duplex electrical connector comprising:

  • a) a housing having a cylindrical outbound end, a generally oval inbound end, and an interior channel linking said inbound and said outbound end;

    b) a pair of parallel openings in said inbound end;

    c) a tubular spring steel cable retainer secured in each of said openings in said inbound end for accepting separate cables, said retainers including a set of inwardly extending tangs to receive and engage said separate cables inserted from said inbound end and guide said separate cables toward said cylindrical outbound end in a manner that said separate cables are advanced to said outbound end, said inwardly extending tangs restricting removal of said separate cables by force applied on said separate cables from said inbound end; and

    d) a tubular spring steel adapter secured to said cylindrical outbound end of said housing, said adapter having outwardly extending tangs.

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