EP1420486A2 - Case for data connector - Google Patents

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EP1420486A2
EP1420486A2 EP03025942A EP03025942A EP1420486A2 EP 1420486 A2 EP1420486 A2 EP 1420486A2 EP 03025942 A EP03025942 A EP 03025942A EP 03025942 A EP03025942 A EP 03025942A EP 1420486 A2 EP1420486 A2 EP 1420486A2
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Konrad Brandsch
Peter Hatterscheid
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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
    • H01R13/46Bases; Cases
    • H01R13/52Dustproof, splashproof, drip-proof, waterproof, or flameproof cases
    • H01R13/5213Covers
    • 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
    • H01R13/60Means for supporting coupling part when not engaged
    • 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
    • H01R24/60Contacts spaced along planar side wall transverse to longitudinal axis of engagement
    • H01R24/62Sliding engagements with one side only, e.g. modular jack coupling devices
    • H01R24/64Sliding engagements with one side only, e.g. modular jack coupling devices for high frequency, e.g. RJ 45

Abstract

A connection box for IT connections has a protective housing with base (12) and upper sections and contains a plug connection, especially a RJ45 connection. A dividing plane between lower and upper sections is formed at an angle to the back wall of the housing An Independent claim is also included for a protective housing for the above.

Description

The invention relates to a junction box for information technology Connections with a housing and a housing cover and at least a first connector arranged in the housing, in particular an RJ45 connector. The invention also relates to a Protective housing for arranging at least one first connector, in particular an RJ45 connector with a lower housing part and a housing cover.

A protective housing is known from German published patent application DE 39 35 459 A1 for receiving a plug connection with a lower housing part and a housing cover known. The lower housing part is as Base plate formed and connected with a hinged lid. For improvement Accessibility can be a level of division between the Base plate and the hinged lid from the bottom of the base plate a smaller one Have a distance from the front of the hinged lid. at the hinged cover is the plug connection in the protective housing therefore very accessible, when impacted on the protective housing but there is a risk that the hinged cover from the base plate is separated.

With the invention, a junction box and a protective housing for information technology connections are created, which with good Accessibility also protected against impact or kick loads Allow placement of a connector.

According to the invention, this is a junction box for information technology Connections with a protective housing with lower housing part and Housing cover and at least one arranged in the protective housing first connector, in particular an RJ45 connector, provided, in which a division level between the lower housing part and housing cover at least in sections relative to a rear wall of the housing is inclined by a first angle.

The lower part of the housing faces through the inclined dividing plane inevitably a high and an opposite low side wall on. Due to the high side wall, the inside of the Protective housing connector reliably against impact and Pedal loads are protected, whereas the low side wall good accessibility of the connector and the inside of the protective housing.

In a development of the invention, the at least one with the protective housing connected first connector arranged so that a Direction of insertion relative to the rear wall by a second Is inclined, which is rectified to the first angle of inclination is the parting plane.

These measures make a cable run with a large radius possible if connection cable with plug connectors for plugging in the connectors arranged in the protective housing over the high Sidewall are introduced. This is especially the case with RJ45 connectors with connecting cables aligned with the direction of insertion advantageous.

In a development of the invention, the division level runs between one high and a low housing end wall, in the area of high housing front means for securing train lines are provided, which are in the first connector of the protective housing to be inserted second connectors are provided.

The provision of means for train protection in the area of the high housing end wall on the one hand allows the connection cables to be securely attached on the protective housing and on the other hand within the Protective housing still enough cable length to be provided if necessary, unplug the connector without loosening the train protection to be able to unplug, for example for test purposes.

In a further development of the invention, the connectors are electrically connected terminal strips connected to the connectors and means for train protection arranged on a mounting plate fastened to the protective housing.

In this way, the junction box according to the invention can be modular be built and the mounting plate can be used as a module with all required electrical connections are prefabricated.

In a development of the invention, an outside of the rear wall of the housing Latching means or sliding guides for attachment to one Holding element on.

In this way, the protective housing can be tool-free on a holding element be attached.

In a further development of the invention, the holding element is a sheet metal rail educated.

For example, such a sheet metal rail at the bottom of an installation duct provided and designed as a so-called DIN rail his. After the protective housing has been snapped onto the sheet metal rail this may be moved laterally.

The problem underlying the invention is also solved by a Protective housing for receiving at least a first connector, in particular an RJ45 connector with a lower housing part and solved a housing cover, in which a division level between Lower housing part and housing cover relative to a rear wall of the housing inclined at least in sections by a first angle runs.

The housing cover is advantageously provided with a circumferential seal provided to seal the housing cover against the lower housing part and against between the housing cover and lower housing part introduced connecting cable is formed.

In this way, inserted connection cables can be easily connected Sufficiently put on the cover, for example splash-proof, be sealed. With the connectors arranged in the housing Permanently connected connection cables can for example sealable standard bushings are introduced.

Further features and advantages of the invention result from the claims and the following description of a preferred embodiment of the invention in conjunction with the drawings. The drawings show:

Fig. 1
2 shows a perspective view of a junction box according to the invention with the housing cover removed,
Fig. 2
2 shows a further perspective view of the connection box according to the invention with the housing cover attached,
Fig. 3
2 shows a perspective view of the mounting plate of FIG. 1 arranged in the protective housing,
Fig. 4
another perspective view of the junction box according to the invention obliquely from behind and
Fig. 5
a partial side view of the junction box according to the invention.

1 shows a junction box 10 according to the invention, whose protective housing has a lower housing part 12. The lower part of the housing 12 has a high housing end wall 14 and one opposite low housing end wall 16. The lower housing part 12 has a trough-like shape, but with the side walls starting from the low end wall 16 rise to the high end wall 14. Either the end walls 14, 16 and the side walls of the lower housing part stand vertically on a rear wall of the housing, which is shown in FIG. 1 is not recognizable.

A mounting plate 18 is parallel within the lower housing part 12 arranged and fastened to the rear wall of the housing, for example by Screws connected to the rear wall of the housing. On the mounting plate 18 are two RJ45 sockets at an angle of 45 ° to the mounting plate 20 arranged side by side. On the mounting plate 18 are also self-tapping terminal strips 22, wherein one terminal block 22 is assigned to one of the sockets 20. In the illustration in FIG. 1, only one terminal strip 22 can be seen. The terminal strips 22 and the contacts of the sockets 20 are connected to each other via conductor tracks on the as a printed circuit board trained mounting plate 18 are arranged. Still located on the mounting plate 18 train protection clamps 24 for train protection inserted connection cable.

As can be seen in Fig. 1, connection cables can be standardized Seal fittings 26 are inserted into the interior of the housing. The Seals 26 are on an outside of the low housing end wall 16 arranged so that a connecting cable 28 through the sealing screw connections 26, through an aligned opening in the lower housing end wall 16, to the train protection clamps 24 and extends to a terminal 22. Sealing fittings or bores that are not used and are closed with blind plugs thereby in all end walls, side walls and in the bottom of the housing be arranged. The sealing fittings can also be used as train protection be suitable for inserted connection cables. The train protection clamps 24 can for example also for the electrical connection a cable shield with a shielding device of the sockets 20 be provided.

In each of the sockets 20 in the illustration of FIG. 1 is a RJ45 plug 28 with connected connection cable 30 inserted. As can be seen in FIG. 1, the connecting cables 30 are connected the high housing end wall 14 into the interior of the lower housing part 12 guided and lie on an upper edge of the high housing end wall 14 on. Are in the area of the support on the high housing end wall 14 the connection cable 30 with a train protection clamp 32 on the lower housing part attached. 1 clearly shows that the introduction of the connection cable 30 over the high housing front wall 14 and the inclined arrangement of the sockets 20 a The connection cable 30 can be guided with large bending radii.

A division level between the lower housing part 12 and that in the Fig. 1 housing cover, not shown, is replaced by the one in FIG upper edge of the high housing end wall 14, the two side walls and the low housing end wall 16 are formed. It can be seen that such a division level in sections in is inclined at a first angle to the rear wall of the housing. The Sockets 20 on the mounting plate 18 inside the lower housing part 12 are inclined by a first angle which is rectified is to the first angle through which the parting plane to the rear wall is inclined. This special and advantageous training of As already mentioned, lower housing part 12 allows guidance the connection cable 30 with large bending radii and also ensures for easy access to the interior of the lower housing part 12. Special are the terminal strips 22 that are adjacent to the low housing end wall 16 lying, easily accessible, which is especially important when inserting of the individual wires of a cable to be connected into the self-tapping Terminal strips 22 is of great importance. On the other Side, the high housing end wall 14 ensures that the mounting plate 18 with all components arranged on it within the interior defined by the division level and the lower housing part can be arranged. This means that they are all inside the lower part of the housing 12 arranged components also against lateral Pedal and impact loads protected, even when a Housing cover has not yet been installed or has already been knocked off.

On the rear wall of the housing is the lower housing part 12 with locking means 34 provided, which are snapped into a sheet metal rail 36. A more detailed one Explanation of the locking means 34 and the sheet metal rail 36 is made 4 and 5.

2 shows the junction box 10 with a housing cover 38, which is placed on the lower housing part 12. The housing cover 38 is attached to the by means of two fastening screws 40 Lower housing part 12 fixed. The housing cover 38 is in the Fig. 2 not recognizable, circumferential seal provided in assembled state on the end edges of the side walls and the end walls 14, 16 of the lower housing part 12 rests and thereby the interior of the lower housing part reliably seals, so that the protective housing overall a splash-proof accommodation of a Allows plug connection. The circumferential seal is also beyond on the top of the connection cable 30 so that the insertion point this connection cable is reliably sealed. The Housing cover 38 is also provided with a display field 42. 2 that is relative to the rear wall of the housing sloping parting plane between lower housing part 12 and Housing cover 38. In the area of the high housing end wall 14 is a through hole closed with a plug 39 arranged. In the through hole, a sealing screw for a Connection cables are arranged.

3, the mounting plate 18 is removed from the housing State shown. The mounting plate 18 is screwed through mounting holes arranged in the area of their corners with the Lower housing part 12 firmly connected. On the mounting plate 18 are the two sockets 20 arranged so that an insertion direction in the sockets 20 is at an angle to the mounting plate 18. This Angle is between 40 ° and 50 °, but can also for example are between 20 ° and 80 °. On opposite side edges of the Mounting plate 18 is a self-tapping connector 22 provided. On another side edge of the mounting plate 18, the connects the side edges with the terminal strips 22 and the mating face facing away from the sockets 20, the two train protection clamps 24 arranged. Further train protection clamps indicated by dashed lines can on the, the train protection clamps 24 opposite Side edge must be arranged so that connection cable can be inserted over both side edges. As in Fig. 3 too can be seen is the mounting plate 18 for attachment and contacting provided by two connection cables, each with its own Train securing clamp 24 is provided. As already mentioned, serve the train protection clamps 24 also for contacting a cable shield.

The mounting plate 18 is designed as a printed circuit board, with conductor tracks on the rear side of the mounting plate, which is not visible in FIG. 3 18 run and consequently only indicated in dashed lines in some cases are.

The conductor tracks run from each terminal strip 22 to a respective one assigned socket 20 and the strain relief clamps 24 to a respective, assigned socket 20. The socket 20 and the terminal strips 22 and possibly the train protection clamps 24 are with connection pins in plated-through holes the mounting plate 18 soldered. All electrical components the junction box 10 are thus combined on the mounting plate 18, which forms a preassembled module.

4 and 5 is the rear wall of the housing 42 to recognize, on which a total of four locking hooks 44 are arranged. Two latching hooks are arranged opposite each other and can accommodate the metal rail 36 between them. Like in the 5 can be seen, the sheet metal rail 36 has a U-shaped Cross section on, with the end regions of the opposite legs are each bent at right angles to the outside and thereby each form a mounting flange that extends over the entire length of the Sheet metal rail 36 extends. The sheet metal rail 36 is also called a top-hat rail referred to and is a standardized fastener in numerous Find junction boxes. On these two opposite mounting flanges are the locking hook 44 and thereby secure it Lower housing part 12 on the sheet metal rail 36. The sheet metal rail 36 has an elongated hole at each of its two opposite ends, through which a hole in the lower part 12 of the protective housing is accessible is. This allows special, possibly standardized further locking elements be attached to the DIN rail and the protective housing.

It can be seen in the side view of FIG. 5 that the latching hooks 44 from the rear wall 42 and arranged perpendicular to this Have arms on the side facing away from the rear wall 42 of the housing End locking lugs are arranged. The latches of opposing locking hooks 44 face each other, so that the mounting flanges of the sheet metal rail 36 behind the locking lugs of Can engage latch hook 44. On their, facing away from the rear wall 42 The fastening flanges of the sheet metal rail 36 lie on the side thus on the side of the locking lugs facing the housing rear wall 42 the locking hook 44. On their, the rear wall 42 facing Side are the mounting flanges of the sheet metal rail 36 each on a stop 46 formed on the protective housing. The Stops 46 are through the shoulders of one of the rear walls of the housing 42 outgoing projection formed. The protrusion has a cross-sectional shape which is attached to the rear wall of the housing Rectangle and a trapezoid that can be described with its longer Base side on the side facing away from the rear wall 42 of the housing of the rectangle is placed symmetrically. The section of the tab with a trapezoidal cross section forms a stop for the Base of the sheet metal rail 36, which connects the two legs. By the special chosen shape of the projection with the stops 46, the locking hook 44 and the sheet metal rail 36 can hold the Sheet metal rail 36 on the protective housing with easy insertion or snap fit can be achieved. The protrusions 48 are each only formed adjacent to the side walls of the lower housing part 12 and undercut so that within the protrusions one in FIG only indicated nut 50 can be arranged.

The seal already mentioned and recognizable in sections in FIG. 5 52 between the lower housing part 12 and the housing cover 38 ensures a splash-proof seal of the protective housing.

Claims (8)

  1. Junction box for information technology connections with a protective housing with lower housing part (12) and housing cover (38) and at least one first connector (20) arranged in the protective housing, in particular an RJ45 plug connector, characterized in that a division level between lower housing part (12) and housing cover ( 38) runs at least in sections inclined by a first angle relative to a rear wall (42) of the housing.
  2. Connection box according to claim 1, characterized in that the at least one first connector (20) connected to the protective housing is arranged such that an insertion direction is inclined relative to the housing rear wall (42) by a second angle which is in the same direction as the first angle of inclination the division level is.
  3. Junction box according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the division plane runs between a high and a low housing end wall (14, 16), with means for train protection (32) of connection lines (30) in the area of the high housing end wall (14) the first connector (20) of the protective housing to be inserted second connector (28) are provided.
  4. Junction box according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the first plug connectors (20), terminal strips (22) electrically connected to the first plug connectors (20) and means for train protection (24) are arranged on a mounting plate (18) fastened to the protective housing ,
    a. Junction box according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that an outer side of the housing rear wall (42) has latching means (44) and / or sliding guides (47, 48) for fastening to a holding element (36).
  5. Junction box according to claim 5, characterized in that the holding element is designed as a sheet metal rail (36).
  6. Protective housing for receiving at least a first connector (20), in particular an RJ45 connector, with a lower housing part (12) and a housing cover (38), characterized in that a parting plane between lower housing part (12) and housing cover (38) relative to a rear wall of the housing (42) extends at least in sections inclined by a first angle.
  7. Protective housing according to claim 7, characterized in that the housing cover (38) is provided with a circumferential seal (52) which seals the housing cover (38) against the lower housing part (12) and between the housing cover (38) and lower housing part (12) inserted connecting cable (30) is formed.
  8. Protective housing according to claim 7 or 8, characterized in that a housing rear wall (42) is provided with latching means (44) and / or sliding guides (44, 48) for attachment to a holding element (36).
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