High voltage splice box for wet locations

  • US 6,677,519 B2
  • Filed: 08/17/2001
  • Issued: 01/13/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/18/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A high voltage splice box comprising:

  • a box formed of electrically non-conductive material having a back wall and an integral side wall of selected depth around the full periphery of said back wall and providing an enclosed area with an open front having a front peripheral edge and the box having at least one opening formed in said side wall communicating with said enclosed area;

    a post formed of electrically non-conductive material extending from an interior surface of said back wall and spaced from said side wall and having an attachment surface at a height less than said depth of said side wall, said attachment surface having a recess therein;

    a metallic electrically conductive attachment element having a base portion received in said recess and a threaded portion extending past said post attachment surface and adapted to receive electrical conductors wound thereon;

    a nut received on said threaded portion to retain electrical conductors; and

    a cover formed or electrically non-conductive material having a front wall and an integral circumferential lip around the full periphery of said front wall, said cover circumferential lip being sealably and removably attached to said box front peripheral edge, said post attachment surface being spaced from said box back wall and side wall and from said cover front wall at distances to substantially prevent the chance of arching between a conductor secured to said attachment element and conductive objects exterior of said box back wall, side wall and cover front wall.

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