Rotary Actuated, Enviromental, Insulation Displacement Connector
Asbell, Oscar D.
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A rotary actuated connection device has, within a case, a crankshaft having an axis of rotation and first and second eccentric throws. Insulation displacement blades are movably mounted on the throws and move in translation into and out of a wire engaging or connection region upon rotation of the crankshaft. Wires to be connected are passed through an insulating gel within the case and into and through the engaging region to be engaged by the blades upon rotation of the crankshaft, with a stop arrangement for limiting the rotation of the crankshaft. A protective device is mounted within the case and is electrically connected to the wires when the blades are in the engaging position. The region in the case where the protective device is mounted is filled with a potting compound.
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