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Combination of electrical connectors

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EP0865106A2
EP0865106A2 EP19980104217 EP98104217A EP0865106A2 EP 0865106 A2 EP0865106 A2 EP 0865106A2 EP 19980104217 EP19980104217 EP 19980104217 EP 98104217 A EP98104217 A EP 98104217A EP 0865106 A2 EP0865106 A2 EP 0865106A2
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Hubert Spazierer
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Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
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ITT Manufacturing Enterprises Inc
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RLINE CONNECTORS; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R27/00Coupling parts adapted for co-operation with two or more dissimilar counterparts
    • H01R27/02Coupling parts adapted for co-operation with two or more dissimilar counterparts for simultaneous co-operation with two or more dissimilar counterparts
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RLINE CONNECTORS; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00-H01R33/00
    • H01R13/40Securing contact members in or to a base or case; Insulating of contact members
    • H01R13/42Securing in a demountable manner
    • H01R13/436Securing a plurality of contact members by one locking piece or operation
    • H01R13/4361Insertion of locking piece perpendicular to direction of contact insertion
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RLINE CONNECTORS; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00-H01R33/00
    • H01R13/62Means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts or for holding them in engagement
    • H01R13/627Snap or like fastening
    • H01R13/6271Latching means integral with the housing
    • H01R13/6273Latching means integral with the housing comprising two latching arms
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RLINE CONNECTORS; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R2107/00Four or more poles
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RLINE CONNECTORS; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R2201/00Connectors or connections adapted for particular applications
    • H01R2201/26Connectors or connections adapted for particular applications for vehicles

Abstract

The plug connector has an insulating plastics housing (10), provided with contact elements cooperating with complementary contacts of a second plug connector. One group of contact elements are provided as contact pins, a second group of contact elements provided as contact sleeves. The contact pins and the contact sleeves may have the same insertion direction and may be positioned adjacent one another in a given region of the plug connector housing.

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Die Erfindung betrifft einen Steckverbinder zum Verbinden elektrischer Schaltungen oder zum Anschluß elektrischer Schaltungen an zugehörige elektrische Spannungen. The invention relates to a connector for connecting electrical circuits, or for connecting electrical circuits to respective electrical voltages. Derartige Stecker besitzen regelmäßig ein Kunststoffgehäuse, in dem Metallkontakte angeordnet sind. Such plug regularly have a plastic housing, are arranged in the metal contacts. Metallkontakte können als Steckhülsen oder als Steckerstifte ausgestaltet sein. Metal contacts can be configured as receptacles or pins. Für eine Steckverbindung, bei der zwei Steckverbinder ineinandergesteckt werden (nachfolgend vielfach kurz Stecker genannt), ist dabei regelmäßig der eine Stecker mit Steckerstiften versehen, während der zugehörige zweite Stecker Steckhülsen aufweist. are inserted into each other for a plug connection in which two connectors (hereinafter often called short connector), it is regularly provided a plug with plug pins, while having the corresponding second connector receptacles.

Es ist bereits bekannt, in einem Steckverbinder Steckelemente also Steckhülsen oder Steckstifte unterschiedlicher Größe anzuordnen. It is already known, so to arrange sockets or plug-in pins of different sizes in a connector plug-in elements.

Derartige Steckverbindungen werden im wachsenden Maße in Kraftfahrzeugen benötigt. Such connectors are needed in the growing extent in motor vehicles. Dabei werden bei der Montage des Fahrzeugs die Stecker miteinander verbunden, dh an Leitungen befindliche bewegliche Steckteile auf ortsfeste, in der Regel an elektrischen Geräten angebrachte Stecker aufgesetzt. In this case, the connectors are connected to each other during assembly of the vehicle that is located on lines plug movable parts mounted on stationary, mounted in the control of electrical equipment connector. Das sichere Einstecken viele Steckelemente aufweisender Stecker kann infolge der oft schwierigen Zugänglichkeit der Steckverbindung und deren ungenügender Ausleuchtung vielfach nicht mit der notwendigen Geschwindigkeit durchgeführt werden. Secure plugging lots of slide-element Direction connector can not be carried out with the necessary speed due to the often difficult accessibility of the connector and their inadequate illumination often. Es besteht daher ein Bedarf, möglichst viele Steckelemente gleichzeitig zu verbinden. There is therefore a need to connect as many plug-in elements simultaneously. Dabei muß auch beachtet werden, daß die anzuschließenden elektrischen Geräte oft unterschiedliche Steckelemente haben. It must also be noted that the available electrical devices often have different plug-in elements. So kann beispielsweise das eine elektrische Gerät als Steckelemente Steckhülsen aufweisen, während das andere elektrische Gerät Steckstifte besitzt. For example, the electrical device as a plug-in elements comprise receptacles, while the other electric appliance plug pins has. In diesen Fällen war es bisher immer notwendig, zwei unterschiedliche Stecker auch dann aufzustecken, wenn die elektrischen Geräte unmittelbar benachbart angeordnet waren. In these cases, it has always been necessary even aufzustecken two different plugs when the electrical equipment was located immediately adjacent.

Die Erfindung geht daher aus von einem Steckverbinder der sich aus dem Oberbegriff des Anspruchs 1 ergebenden Gattung. The invention therefore relates to a connector of the resultant of the preamble of claim 1. genus. Aufgabe der Erfindung ist es, mehrere elektrische Geräte mit unterschiedlichen Steckertypen mittels einer einzigen Montagebewegung elektrisch anzuschließen. The object of the invention is to electrically connect a plurality of electrical devices with different types of connectors by means of a single assembling movement. Die Erfindung wird durch die sich aus dem Anspruch 1 ergebende Merkmalskombination gelöst. The invention is achieved by the resultant of the combination of features in claim 1. Die Erfindung besteht im Kern also darin, von dem Prinzip abzugehen, innerhalb eines Steckers immer nur Steckelemente einer einzigen Gattung zu verwenden. The invention consists in essence therefore, is to move away from the principle to always use only a single plug-in elements genus within a plug. Vielmehr sind in dem erfindungsgemäßen Stecker Steckelemente unterschiedlicher Gattung vorgesehen, nämlich Steckhülsen und Steckstifte. Rather, different generic type are provided in the inventive connector plug elements, namely sockets and plug pins.

Damit der so geschaffene Stecker mit einem einzigen Handgriff auf die zugeordneten Stecker der anzuschließenden elektrischen Geräte auf einmal aufgesteckt werden kann, empfiehlt sich in Weiterbildung der Erfindung die Merkmalskombination nach Anspruch 2. Es ist hierdurch also möglich, mit einer einzigen Steckbewegung sowohl ortsfeste Steckstifte als auch ortsfeste Steckhülsen mit den zugeordneten Steckelementen eines beweglichen Steckers zu verbinden. Thus, the plug thus created can be attached with a single handle on the associated plug to be connected to electrical devices at once, the feature combination is recommended in the invention according to claim 2. It is hereby thus possible, with a single plug-in movement of both stationary plug pins as well as to connect stationary receptacles with the associated plug-in elements of a movable plug.

Um den für diesen Kombinationsstecker benötigten Raum möglichst klein zu halten, empfiehlt sich in Weiterbildung der Erfindung die Merkmalskombination nach Anspruch 3. Es werden also in bestimmten Bezirken des Kombinationssteckers immer Steckelemente der gleichen Gattung angeordnet. In order to keep the space needed for this combination connector space as small as possible, the combination of features advisable in further development of the invention according to claim 3 are arranged so in certain districts of the combination plug always male members of the same genus.

Um bei dem erfindungsgemäßen Verbundstecker auch die Möglichkeit zu haben, Ströme unterschiedlicher Größe an ortsfeste Geräte anzuschließen, empfiehlt sich in Weiterbildung der Erfindung die Merkmalskombination nach Anspruch 4. Es werden also innerhalb eines Steckers sowohl große als auch kleine Steckhülsen und soweit nötig auch Steckstifte unterschiedlicher Größe angeordnet. To in the novel composite connectors also have the option to connect streams of various sizes for fixed devices, the combination of features advisable in further development of the invention of claim 4 are therefore within one connector both large and small receptacles and to the extent necessary, plug pins of different sizes arranged.

Regelmäßig werden die Steckelemente in Ausnehmungen einer Steckerhülse eingesetzt, wo sie verrasten. Periodically the plug elements are inserted in recesses of a connector ferrule where they lock into place. In vielen Fällen reicht die Rastkraft nicht aus, um Hülsen bzw. Stifte beim zusammenstecken der Stecker sicher in ihrer Verankerung zu halten. In many cases, the locking force is not sufficient to hold sleeves or pins in the plug together the plug securely in its anchorage. Hierzu werden in an sich bekannter Weise zusätzliche Sicherungen verwendet, die nach dem Einrasten der Steckelemente in dem Gehäuse eingesetzt werden. For this, use additional fuses in a conventional manner, which are used for the engagement of the plug-in elements in the housing. Um den erfindungsgemäßen Stecker hinsichtlich der Sicherung seiner Steckelemente zu vereinfachen, empfiehlt sich die aus Anspruch 5 entnehmbare Merkmalskombination. In order to simplify the plug according to the invention as regards the security of its plug-in elements, it is advisable to removable from claim 5 combination of features.

Ein Ausführungsbeispiel der Erfindung wird nachfolgend anhand der Zeichnung erläutert. An embodiment of the invention will be explained below with reference to the drawing. Dabei zeigt Here shows

Fig. 1 Fig. 1
den erfindungsgemäßen Stecker in Draufsicht aus Richtung der Leitungszuführungen the connector according to the invention in plan view from the direction of line feeds
Fig. 2 Fig. 2
den Stecker nach Fig. 1 in Vorderansicht, the plug of FIG. 1 in front view,
Fig. 3 Fig. 3
den Stecker nach Fig. 1 in Seitenansicht und the plug of FIG. 1 in side view and
Fig. 4 Fig. 4
den Stecker nach Fig. 1 von unten gesehen, also aus der Richtung des komplementären Steckers. seen the plug of FIG. 1 from below, ie from the direction of the complementary connector.

Fig. 1 zeigt einen ersten Steckerbereich 1, in den aus der Richtung des Betrachters hülsenförmige Steckelemente eingesetzt sind und einen Steckbereich 2, in den aus der gleichen Richtung kommend Steckstifte eingesetzt sind. Fig. 1 shows a first connector portion 1 are inserted into the sleeve-like from the direction of the viewer plug-in elements and a plug-in area 2, in the coming from the same direction plug pins are inserted. Die Steckstifte werden durch einen mittels eines Filmscharniers 3 angegossenen Riegels 4 verriegelt, während die Verriegelung der Steckhülsen mittels einer Spange 5 geschieht, welche Vorsprünge der Steckhülsen in ihrem eingesetzten Zustand hintergreift. The plug pins are locked by an integrally cast by means of a film hinge 3 bar 4, while the locking of the receptacles is done by means of a clasp 5, which engages behind projections of the receptacles in their inserted state.

In Fig. 2 sind die Enden 6 der Steckstifte zu erkennen, während Fig. 4 Öffnungen zeigt, hinter denen hülsenförmige Steckelemente eingesetzt sind. In FIG. 2, the ends 6 of the plug pins are visible, while FIG. 4 shows openings, behind which the sleeve-shaped plug-in elements are inserted.

Claims (5)

  1. Steckverbinder mit einem isolierten Kunststoffgehäuse (10) und mit Kontaktelementen (6,11), die mit komplementären Kontakten eines zugeordneten zweiten Steckverbinders zusammensteckbar sind, dadurch gekennzeichnet , daß ein Teil der Steckelemente (6,7) durch Steckhülsen (11) und die übrigen Steckelemente durch Steckstifte (6) gebildet sind. (10) connector comprising an insulated plastic housing and with contact elements (6,11) which can be plugged together with complementary contacts of a corresponding second connector, characterized in that a part of the plug-in elements (6,7) by plug-in sleeves (11) and the other plug-in elements are formed by means of plug pins (6).
  2. Steckverbinder nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet , daß sowohl für die Steckhülsen (11) als auch die Steckstifte (6) die gleiche Steckrichtung vorgesehen ist. Connector according to claim 1, characterized in that both the sockets (11) and the plug pins (6) have the same plug-in direction is provided.
  3. Steckverbinder nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, dadurch gekennzeichnet , daß die Steckhülsen (11) und/oder die Steckstifte (6) in abgegrenzten Bereichen (1,2) des Verbindergehäuses (10) einander benachbart angeordnet sind. Connector according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the receptacles (11) and / or the plug-in pins (6) in defined regions (1,2) of the connector housing (10) are arranged adjacent to each other.
  4. Steckverbinder nach einem der vorangegangenen Ansprüche, dadurch gekennzeichnet , daß die Steckstifte (6) und/oder die Steckhülsen (11) zueinander unterschiedliche Abmessungen haben. Connector according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the plug pins (6) and / or the receptacles (11) have mutually different dimensions.
  5. Steckverbinder nach einem der vorangegangenen Ansprüche, dadurch gekennzeichnet , daß für die Steckhülsen (11) und die Steckstifte (6) die gleichen Verriegelungsmittel (5,4) zur sicheren Verankerung dieser Steckelemente (6,11) im Gehäuse (10) vorgesehen sind. Connector according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the receptacles (11) and the plug pins (6) are the same locking means (5,4) for the secure anchoring of the plug-in elements (6,11) in the housing (10) are provided.
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EP0749180A2 (en) * 1995-06-14 1996-12-18 Grote & Hartmann GmbH & Co. KG Housing of connector plug

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