Kelvin connector for a battery post

  • US 7,198,510 B2
  • Filed: 11/14/2001
  • Issued: 04/03/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/14/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A Kelvin connector for coupling to a post of a battery, comprising:

  • a first contact having a surface which at least partially conforms to and is adapted to engage and electrically connect to a surface of such post;

    a second contact having a surface which at least partially conforms to and is adapted to engage and electrically connect to the surface of such post; and

    an electrical insulator between, and at least partially overmolded on, the first contact and the second contact to define an alignment plane that is substantially transverse to such post, to mechanically connect the contacts together and to align the surface of the first contact and the surface of the second contact against the surface of such post and thereby form a Kelvin connection to such post, wherein the first contact, the second contact and the insulator form a closed loop that is used to encircle such battery post; and

    wherein the first contact and the second contact are substantially horizontally opposed to each other within the alignment plane.

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