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Title: Shorting connector

Abstract

An electrical connector includes a housing that may form a first contact channel and a second contact channel. A first contact having a longitudinal axis may be disposed within the first contact channel, and a second contact may be disposed within the second contact channel. A shorting arm may be configured to move generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the first contact between a first position and a second position. When the shorting arm is in the first position, the shorting arm electrically connects the first contact with the second contact, and when the shorting arm is in the second position, the shorting arm is separated from the first and second contacts.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531552
Patent Number(s):
7,354,287
Application Number:
11/590,544
Assignee:
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-04NT42258
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2006-10-31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hickam, Chris D. Shorting connector. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Hickam, Chris D. Shorting connector. United States.
Hickam, Chris D. Tue . "Shorting connector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531552.
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abstractNote = {An electrical connector includes a housing that may form a first contact channel and a second contact channel. A first contact having a longitudinal axis may be disposed within the first contact channel, and a second contact may be disposed within the second contact channel. A shorting arm may be configured to move generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the first contact between a first position and a second position. When the shorting arm is in the first position, the shorting arm electrically connects the first contact with the second contact, and when the shorting arm is in the second position, the shorting arm is separated from the first and second contacts.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {4}
}

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