EP1283564A1 - Coupling member for a schielded electrical cable and process for its installation on a cable - Google Patents

Coupling member for a schielded electrical cable and process for its installation on a cable Download PDF

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EP1283564A1
EP1283564A1 EP20020291783 EP02291783A EP1283564A1 EP 1283564 A1 EP1283564 A1 EP 1283564A1 EP 20020291783 EP20020291783 EP 20020291783 EP 02291783 A EP02291783 A EP 02291783A EP 1283564 A1 EP1283564 A1 EP 1283564A1
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Martin Czeschka
Friedrich Schauer
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; 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
    • H01R13/625Casing or ring with bayonet engagement
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
    • H01R13/46Bases; Cases
    • H01R13/52Dustproof, splashproof, drip-proof, waterproof, or flameproof cases
    • H01R13/5216Dustproof, splashproof, drip-proof, waterproof, or flameproof cases characterised by the sealing material, e.g. gels or resins
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R2103/00Two poles
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R24/00Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure
    • H01R24/38Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts
    • H01R24/40Two-part coupling devices, or either of their cooperating parts, characterised by their overall structure having concentrically or coaxially arranged contacts specially adapted for high frequency
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R9/00Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, e.g. terminal strips or terminal blocks; Terminals or binding posts mounted upon a base or in a case; Bases therefor
    • H01R9/03Connectors arranged to contact a plurality of the conductors of a multiconductor cable, e.g. tapping connections
    • H01R9/031Connectors arranged to contact a plurality of the conductors of a multiconductor cable, e.g. tapping connections for multiphase cables, e.g. with contact members penetrating insulation of a plurality of conductors

Abstract

A coupling element (K) for attachment to a shielded electrical line (1) and a method for its attachment are specified. The line (1) has at least two insulated electrical conductors, a flexible metallic shield surrounding the same, and an overlying sheath of insulating material. The shield is attached to a sleeve-shaped, metallic adapter into which the insulated electrical conductors of the line (1) protrude. Contact elements are attached to the conductors of the line (1) and are arranged in a contact carrier made of mechanically strong insulating material. The adapter, with its opening facing away from the line (1), is surrounded by a protective body (2) made of insulating material, which protrudes beyond the line (1) and is produced by injection molding. In order to enable dismantling of the coupling element (K) without destroying parts of the same, the adapter has a cavity free of the insulating material of the protective body (2) for receiving supply lengths of the conductors. On the adapter, at its end facing away from the line (1), a metallic sleeve (7) encompassing the same, freely rotatable about its axis, with an internal thread is captively attached, into which, for the completion of the coupling element (K), a contact carrier equipped with a threaded connector enclosing plug body (8) with moisture-proof system is screwed into the adapter. <IMAGE>

Description

The invention relates to a coupling element for attachment to a shielded electrical wire, the at least two insulated electrical conductors, one the same surrounding, flexible metallic screen and an overlying one Has jacket made of insulating material, in which the screen on a sleeve-shaped, metallic adapter is set in the insulated electrical conductor of the line protrude into which contact elements are attached to the conductors of the line, which are arranged in a contact carrier made of mechanically strong insulating material, and in which the adapter leaving its opening facing away from the line from a protruding body protruding over the line, produced by injection molding Insulating material is surrounded and a method for attaching the Coupling element on a line (DE 30 34 415 A1).

Coupling element in the sense of the invention can be a plug or a socket. The associated contact elements can be designed as pins or sockets. Shielded electrical cables are used, for example, in portable radio equipment Telephone lines, for spring lines for stationary electro-acoustic systems or also used in vehicles, ships, airplanes and especially on trains. The Coupling elements should be moisture-proof in themselves. You must, too be moisture-proof connected to the respective line. In addition, the screen the line must be connected to the coupling element without interruption.

In the known coupling element according to DE 30 34 415 A1 mentioned at the beginning is the line-side end of a metallic adapter designed as an extension, the radial dimensions versus the dimensions of one on the connection side lying handle part of the adapter are smaller. In the approach is at a distance from his a circumferential, groove-shaped recess is attached to the line end. The approach also has at least one axially extending from the line end to Recesses extending recesses for receiving a guided into the recess Zugorgans the line on. At the approach is also one to the line protruding, metal sleeve firmly attached to the neck, which also with the the shield of the line connected to the approach. To the line end of the The base body and the end of the line is an insulating material Handle body sprayed around. This coupling element is with secure contacting of the The moisture-proof shield is attached to the end of the cable. However, it cannot be removed non-destructively from the cable end. To eliminate errors and for a change in the positions of the contact elements in the coupling part must be the same therefore be reassembled.

The invention has for its object the coupling element described above with associated procedure while maintaining a moisture-tight arrangement the cable and the uninterrupted shielding must be removable.

According to the invention, this object is achieved by

  • that the adapter has a cavity free from the insulating material of the protective body for receiving supply lengths of the conductors and
  • that at the end of the adapter facing away from the line a captive metallic sleeve with an internal thread, which can be freely rotated about its axis, is captively attached, into which a plug body equipped with a threaded connector and enclosing the contact carrier is screwed with a moisture-tight system on the adapter.

The cavity for receiving the supply lengths of the conductors is covered by a cover generated, which surrounds the conductor during the injection molding of the protective body and on lies against the wall of the adapter.

This coupling element is moisture-proof due to the sprayed-on protective body executed and connected to the line. Nevertheless, there is no risk of damage removable, because the plug body can be detached from the adapter by means of the sleeve. The conductor of the line, which is too long when assembling the coupling element are included as supply lengths in the cavity of the adapter and there against Damage protected. The supply lengths of the ladder allow when open Coupling element easy handling of the ladder with attached Contact elements. The coupling element can therefore be opened at any time if necessary so that, for example, the positions of the contact elements in the contact carrier can be changed. All you need to do is turn the metal sleeve so that it is turned be that the plug body is moved out of the same. The contact carrier is then available for manipulations of any kind. So it can too Measurements for troubleshooting are carried out. Then the connector body screwed back into the contact carrier by rotating the sleeve. The contact carrier is neither when closing nor when opening the coupling element turned. It is only moved in the axial direction. The connected conductors are not twisted, but also only in the axial direction to the Supply lengths pushed together or stretched again.

An embodiment of the subject of the invention is shown in the drawings.

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Fig. 1 shows a coupling element according to the invention.

Fig. 2 shows the coupling element in a partially disassembled state.

Fig. 3 shows a cross section of an adapter belonging to the coupling element with a Sleeve.

Fig. 4 is a plan view of a contact carrier of the coupling element.

The coupling element K according to FIGS. 1 and 2 is shielded at the end electrical line 1 attached. It has one made by injection molding Protective body 2, which the line 1 and a sleeve-shaped, metallic adapter A partially encloses moisture-proof. The adapter A consists of two together screwable parts 3 and 4, between which in the assembled state, for example as a braid made of copper wires, flexible shield 5 of line 1 clamped is. The line 1 has at least two insulated electrical conductors 6, which of the common screen 5 are surrounded. The line 1 is preferably of a larger size Number of conductors 6 equipped. Over the screen 5 is a jacket made of insulating material appropriate.

At the free end of the adapter A facing away from the line 1 is a metallic sleeve 7 captive, but freely rotatable attached to the same. The sleeve 7 has a Inner thread. In the sleeve 7 is in the finished coupling element K according to FIG. 1 metallic plug body 8 by means of a threaded connector 9 belonging to the same screwed. Between the plug body 8 and adapter A there is an annular seal 10, for example an O-ring. The connector body 8 can be part of a lock on the outside have, for example parts of a bayonet lock.

According to FIG. 2, at the ends of the conductors 6 of the line 1 stripped there are stripped Contact elements 11 attached, in the finished coupling element K in one mechanically stable plastic existing contact carrier 12 are inserted. The with the contact elements 11 equipped contact carrier 12 is in the finished Coupling element K within the plug body 8. The contact elements 11 are then accessible for mating contacts of a plug or device.

The coupling element K is, for example, as follows at the end of line 1 appropriate:

At the end of line 1, its jacket is removed to a sufficient length, so that the screen 5 and the conductor 6 enclosed by the same are accessible. The Screen 5 is then shortened to release a greater length of the conductor 6 and for example, expanded like a rosette. Then the conductor 6 through the Adapter A pushed. The expanded screen 5 is then between the parts 3 and 4 of the adapter A clamped, so that the shielding continuously up to the sleeve 7 is led.

The conductor 6 is then used at the line end thus prepared tubular cover 13 pushed, which encloses the conductor 6 as tightly as possible and on the wall of the adapter A, so here on part 3 of the same. The one out Fig. 3 apparent cavity H of the adapter A is then almost completely from the Cover 13 filled out. The is then in an injection mold Protective body 2 around the end of line 1 and the line end of adapter A splashed. The cover 13 ensures that the spray material is not in the Adapter A penetrates. In particular, its opening facing away from line 1 and the Sleeve 7 remain free of spray material. The opening facing line 1 of the adapter A, through which the conductors 6 are inserted into the same, can before Injection molding of the protective body 2 can also be sealed. For this purpose, in area R (Fig. 2) a sealant can be applied, which is for example a Two-component cast resin or a hot melt adhesive can act. After completion the injection molding process, the cover 13 is removed so that the cavity H results in which the conductors 6 are located.

The ends of the conductor 6 are then stripped. After that, the contact elements 11 attached to the conductors 6 in an electrically conductive manner, for example by crimping. The Contact elements 11 are then, for example, in accordance with a predetermined scheme Through holes 14 of the contact carrier 12 inserted. Both the Marked conductor 6 or their contact elements 11 and the through holes 14 or be encoded. It is then an exact assignment of each leader to one Through hole possible.

The connector body 8 with the contact carrier 12 located therein is then connected to the Sleeve 7 brought up. By rotating the sleeve 7, the connector body 8 with the Contact carrier 12 pulled in the direction of the adapter A. The head 6 are in axially pushed together and as stock lengths in the cavity H des Adapters A stored. In the end position, the plug body 8 lies with his Threaded flange 9 on the seal 10. To an undesirable loosening of the To avoid plug body 8 from the sleeve 7, an adhesive before assembly be applied to the threaded connector 9.

For a possible disassembly of the coupling element K, for example for a Change of positions of the contact elements 11 in the contact carrier 12 required may be, the adhesive is first softened by applying heat from the outside. Thereafter, the plug body 8 can be removed from the same by rotating the sleeve 7 be unscrewed. The conductors 6 are pushed together from her Extended the stock position. The contact elements 11 can then for a change in the position of individual or all contact elements 11 from the Contact carrier 12 removed and in the changed position again in its Through holes 14 are inserted. Then the coupling element K, reassembled as already described.

Claims (8)

  1. Coupling element for attachment to a shielded electrical line, which has at least two insulated electrical conductors, a surrounding, flexible metallic shield and an overlying jacket made of insulating material, in which the shield is fixed to a sleeve-shaped, metallic adapter into which the insulated electrical Projecting into the conductor of the line, in which contact elements are attached to the conductors of the line, which are arranged in a contact carrier made of mechanically strong insulating material, and in which the adapter, with its opening facing away from the line, protruding from one and protruding through the line by injection molding generated protective body is surrounded by insulating material, characterized in that
    that the adapter (A) has a cavity (H) free from the insulating material of the protective body (2) for accommodating supply lengths of the conductors (6) and
    that on the adapter (A) at its end facing away from the line (1) a metallic sleeve (7) encompassing the same and freely rotatable about its axis with an internal thread is captively attached, into which a contact carrier (9) equipped with a threaded connector (9) 12) surrounding plug body (8) with moisture-proof system is screwed into the adapter (A).
  2. Coupling element according to claim 1, characterized in that an annular seal (10) is arranged between the adapter (A) and the plug body (8).
  3. Coupling element according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the sleeve (7) and plug body (8) are additionally glued together.
  4. Coupling element according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that parts of a lock are attached to the outside of the plug body (8).
  5. Method for attaching a coupling element to a shielded electrical line, which has at least two insulated conductors, a flexible metallic screen surrounding the same and an overlying sheath of insulating material, with which the screen is fixed to a sleeve-shaped, metallic adapter with which the insulated electrical conductors of the line are passed through the adapter, with which contact elements are attached to the conductors of the line, which are inserted into a contact carrier made of mechanically strong insulating material, and with which around the adapter, leaving its opening facing away from the line, up to over the line protruding protective body made of insulating material is sprayed around, characterized in that, during the injection molding of the protective body (2), a cover (13) surrounding the conductor (6) is introduced into the adapter (A) and bears against the wall thereof.
  6. A method according to claim 5, characterized in that the opening of the adapter (A) facing the line (1), through which the conductors (6) are inserted therein, is sealed prior to the injection molding of the protective body (2) by applying a sealant.
  7. A method according to claim 6, characterized in that a two-component casting resin is used as the sealing means.
  8. A method according to claim 6, characterized in that a hot melt adhesive is used as the sealing means.
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