EP1569307A1 - Tower of electrical outlets - Google Patents

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EP1569307A1
EP1569307A1 EP20040030417 EP04030417A EP1569307A1 EP 1569307 A1 EP1569307 A1 EP 1569307A1 EP 20040030417 EP20040030417 EP 20040030417 EP 04030417 A EP04030417 A EP 04030417A EP 1569307 A1 EP1569307 A1 EP 1569307A1
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Peter Krammig
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Bodo Ehmann GmbH
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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
    • H01R25/00Coupling parts adapted for simultaneous co-operation with two or more identical counterparts, e.g. for distributing energy to two or more circuits
    • H01R25/003Coupling parts adapted for simultaneous co-operation with two or more identical counterparts, e.g. for distributing energy to two or more circuits the coupling part being secured only to wires or cables
    • 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
    • H01R13/514Bases; Cases composed as a modular blocks or assembly, i.e. composed of co-operating parts provided with contact members or holding contact members between them

Abstract

The invention relates to a plug-in tower (1) with distributed in different levels on the circumference sockets (7). To solve the task of being able to vary the number of sockets, such a connector tower is characterized by a) a supporting part (2) for supplying a connection cable (4), b) a first floor unit (6) attached to the supporting part (2) with at least three recesses for receiving the sockets (7) and by, c) at least one of the first floor unit (6) by means of a plug connection (9/10) connected further floor unit (6) with further sockets (7). It is particularly advantageous if each floor unit (6) is designed as a hollow body and is provided on the circumference with recesses into which the sockets (7) are inserted. <IMAGE>

Description

The invention relates to a plug tower with in different levels the circumference distributed sockets.

Such a connector tower is known in one-piece form. That's it not possible to adapt the number of sockets to the needs.

The invention is therefore based on the object, a plug tower of Speech described in the introduction so that the number of Sockets can be adapted by changing the respective needs.

The solution of this task is carried out according to the invention

  • a) a supporting part for the supply of a connection cable,
  • b) an attached to the support member first floor unit with at least three recesses for receiving the sockets, and by
  • c) at least one connected to the first floor unit by means of a plug connection further floor unit with other sockets.
  • As a result, the task is solved to the full extent, since the Number of sockets by conversion the respective need without Tools can be customized.

    It is particularly advantageous in the course of further embodiments of the invention, if - either individually or in combination -:

    • Each floor unit is designed as a hollow body and is provided on the circumference with recesses into which the sockets are inserted,
    • the floor units are composed of floor parts which abut each other on a parting line,
    • the recesses, starting from the parting line, are semi-annular in shape and complement each other to form a circle,
    • at least in the attached to the support member floor unit, an electrical switch is arranged,
    • the end walls of the floor units are at least substantially planar and have in their centers on one side plug pins and on the opposite side each have a complementary connector,
    • the floor units on the side of the plug pins have projections as a safeguard against insertion into wall outlets,
    • the floor units on the side of the central connector have mating recesses for the insertion of the projections,
    • the edges of the peripheral sockets are each surrounded by a replaceable shutter,
    • the support part is provided with at least one fastening device for fastening to a table top,
    • a cover is provided for covering the floor unit furthest away from the support part,
    • the cap is designed as a heating plate,
    • the cap is provided with a light source, and / or when
    • a winding device for the connection cable is arranged in the support part.

    Further details and advantages will become apparent from the following Detailed description.

    An embodiment of the subject invention and its modification possibilities will be described below with reference to FIGS. 1 to 6 explained in more detail.

    Show it:

    FIG. 1
    a perspective view of a plug tower with three floor units, on the circumference of each several sockets are distributed,
    FIG. 2
    a detail of Figure 1 with two lifted floor units,
    FIG. 3
    a perspective view of a single floor unit seen from above,
    FIG. 4
    a perspective view of a lower half of the floor without sockets,
    FIG. 5
    a perspective view of a single floor unit seen from below, and
    FIG. 6
    the support member of Figure 2 with a switch at the point of a power outlet.

    FIG. 1 shows a plug-in tower 1 with a frustum-shaped supporting part 2 shown, which has a peripheral recess 3, from which a connection cable 4 - indicated here only by dashed lines - is led out. By doing Support member 2 is a take-up device, not shown here, the Can have cross shape and to wind up the unneeded Part length of the connecting cable 4 is used. At the edge of the supporting part 2 are Screw holes 5 provided by means of which the plug tower 1 not only standing up, but also suspended under a table top can be.

    On the support member 2, three separable floor units 6 are arranged on the scope of each several commercial sockets 7 are distributed. Between the floor units 6 joints 8 are arranged. each Floor unit 6 is in turn subdivided by its own parting line 6a, the but not centered. The number of floor units 6 is due to without tools releasable connectors 9 and 10 selectable, which also consists of commercially available and centrally arranged Sockets may exist, which is even closer with reference to Figures 3 and 5 is explained. For reasons of safety and the appealing Appearance is on the top floor unit 6 a roughly congruent Cap 11 detachably mounted.

    FIG. 2 shows the arrangement according to FIG. 1 after lifting off two Floor units 6. The lowest floor unit 6 is for the protection of inner wiring by screws not shown so with the Support part 2 connected that a separation only with a tool is possible, which is usually not carried out by laymen. The Sockets 7 are of frame-shaped aperture 12 with circular Surrounded recesses, the backs of the geometry of the respective Storey unit 6 are adapted, in the illustrated case so partially cylindrical arched. For attachment serve not shown locking compounds, i. the panels 12 have rear locking tongues, which are in slot-shaped Recesses 13 (Figure 4) in the floor units 6 einclippsen.

    From a synopsis of Figures 3 and 5, the following is apparent: Each floor unit 6 is on both sides of the parting line 6a of two half-shell-shaped Floor parts 6b and 6c and has two end walls 14th and 15, which - apart from centering - at least substantially just trained. The end wall 14 has in its center a trained as a socket electrical connector 9, and in the opposite end wall 15 is a complementary thereto electrical Connector 10 is arranged. The latter has two connector pins 16 as an extension of a projection 17, which together form the space a safety plug and complementary to the connector 9 are formed. This allows the individual Floor units 6 - electrically connected - stack centered in tower form. FIG. 3 shows on the right two recesses 6a added to a circular shape without inserted socket.

    To prevent plugging in a wall socket, has the End wall 15 two pin-shaped projections 18, which in complementary Recesses 19 in the opposite end wall 14 of another Floor unit 6 are inserted.

    The parting line 6a need not be in the middle of the floor units 6; the Stage parts 6b and 6c can have different depths, and a floor part can also only as a cover of the other floor part be educated.

    Figure 4 shows the lower floor part 6c of a half-divided floor unit 6. Within a stepped frame are four double-walled recesses 6 d arranged in the four radially aligned sockets 7 by means their edges are used. The recesses do not have to - like shown - be formed semi-annular. By means of appropriately shaped Adapters or supplements (not shown), the sockets 7 can also be used in rectangular window-shaped recesses. This is particularly useful when the joints 6a not are arranged centrally between the end walls 14 and 15. screw channels and spacers for a firm connection of the floor parts 6b and 6c a floor unit 6 are for simplicity's sake only hinted at.

    Figure 6 shows in addition that in the lower floor unit 6 of the plug tower 1 instead of a socket 7, a switch 20 is inserted, the one differently shaped aperture 12a with a rectangular recess 12b required. It is understood that other or all Floor units 6 may be provided with such switches 20 to Light sources or other consumers of all kinds independently to turn on and off.

    As materials for the support member 2, the floor parts 6b and 6c, the cap 11 and the diaphragms 12 and 12a are preferably thermoplastic and by spraying into molds processable plastics in question.

    LIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS

    1
    plug tower
    2
    supporting part
    3
    edge recess
    4
    connection cable
    5
    screw
    6
    floor units
    6a
    parting line
    6b
    floor parts
    6c
    floor parts
    6d
    recesses
    7
    sockets
    8th
    joints
    9
    connectors
    10
    connectors
    11
    cap
    12
    dazzle
    12a
    cover
    12b
    recess
    13
    recesses
    14
    end walls
    15
    end walls
    16
    pins
    17
    projections
    18
    projections
    19
    recesses
    20
    switch

    Claims (14)

    1. Plug tower with distributed in different levels around the circumference sockets (7), characterized by
      a) a support part (2) for the supply of a connection cable (4),
      b) a to the support member (2) attached first floor unit (6) with at least three recesses for receiving the sockets (7), and by
      c) at least one to the first floor unit (6) by means of a plug connection (9/10) connected further floor unit (6) with further sockets (7).
    2. Plug tower according to claim 1, characterized in that each floor unit (6) is designed as a hollow body and is provided on the circumference with recesses (6d), in which the sockets (7) are inserted.
    3. Plug tower according to claim 2, characterized in that the floor units (6) of landing parts (6b, 6c) are assembled, which abut each other on a parting line (6a).
    4. Plug tower according to claim 3, characterized in that the recesses (6d), starting from the parting line (6a), are formed semi-annular and complement each other to a circle.
    5. Plug-in tower according to Claim 1, characterized in that an electrical switch (12) is arranged at least in the floor unit (6) attached to the support part (2).
    6. Plug tower according to claim 1, characterized in that the end walls (14, 15) of the floor units (6) are at least substantially planar and in their centers on one side of plug pins (16) and on the opposite side each have a complementary connector (9) have.
    7. Plug tower according to claim 6, characterized in that the floor units (6) on the side of the plug pins (16) have projections (18) as a safeguard against insertion into wall outlets.
    8. Connector tower according to claim 7, characterized in that the floor units (6) on the side of the central connector (9) mating recesses (19) for the insertion of the projections (18) have.
    9. Plug tower according to at least one of claims 2 to 4, characterized in that the edges of the peripherally arranged sockets (7) are each surrounded by a replaceable aperture (12).
    10. Plug tower according to claim 1, characterized in that the supporting part (2) is provided with at least one fastening device for fastening to a table top.
    11. Plug tower according to claim 1, characterized in that a cap (11) is provided for the cover of the farthest from the support part (2) remote floor unit (6).
    12. Plug tower according to claim 11, characterized in that the cap (11) is designed as a heating plate.
    13. Plug tower according to claim 11, characterized in that the cap (11) is provided with a light source.
    14. Plug tower according to claim 1, characterized in that in the support part (2) a winding device for the connecting cable (4) is arranged.
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    DE10012472A1 (en) * 2000-03-15 2001-09-20 Bachmann Gmbh & Co Plug socket arrangement e.g. for lamp, has socket modules inserted into gaps between profile elements, which are mounted between housing foot and top, and attached to profile element sides
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