Terminal block and test pad for an HVAC controller

  • US 7,645,158 B2
  • Filed: 12/28/2007
  • Issued: 01/12/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An HVAC controller comprising:

  • a housing, the housing configured to be mountable to a wall;

    a printed circuit board having one or more components that are configured to control one or more HVAC components of an HVAC system;

    a terminal block mounted to the printed circuit board, wherein the terminal block is configured to receive at least a portion of a wire and to electrically connect the wire to a printed circuit board trace on the printed circuit board;

    a test pad part of the printed circuit board, wherein the test pad is spaced from but located adjacent to the terminal block and electrically connected to the terminal block via a printed circuit board trace on the printed circuit board; and

    the housing further configured to enclose and protect at least part of the printed circuit board, while at the same time exposing the terminal block and the test pad for ready access by a user, such that a user can readily connect a portion of a wire from an HVAC system to the terminal block and can readily access and hold a probe on the test pad.

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