JP2003163043A - Terminal device - Google Patents

Terminal device

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JP2003163043A
JP2003163043A JP2001361601A JP2001361601A JP2003163043A JP 2003163043 A JP2003163043 A JP 2003163043A JP 2001361601 A JP2001361601 A JP 2001361601A JP 2001361601 A JP2001361601 A JP 2001361601A JP 2003163043 A JP2003163043 A JP 2003163043A
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terminal plate
electric wire
terminal
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Minoru Honda
稔 本田
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Panasonic Electric Works Co Ltd
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Matsushita Electric Works Ltd
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Abstract

<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a thin terminal device which connects wires without using screws. <P>SOLUTION: The terminal device A comprises a terminal plate block 36a, a pair of lock springs 60 for the terminal block 36a, and a release button 65 for the pair of lock springs 60. Each center piece 61 of the pair of lock springs 60 is made to abut a corresponding abut piece 38 of the terminal plate block 36a, while each lock piece 62 and contact piece 63 thereof are positioned facing a corresponding terminal piece 37 of the terminal plate block 36a. With the lock pieces 62 of the pair of lock springs 60 located opposite each other, a release button 65 is positioned between both the lock springs 60 in such a manner that a pressing projection 66 faces the lock pieces 62. That is, the pair of lock springs 60 are lined up so that the lock pieces 62 bend in the same plane when connecting wires. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2003,JPO

Description

【発明の詳細な説明】Detailed Description of the Invention

【0001】[0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、ねじを用いること
なく電線を結線することができる端子装置に関するもの
である。
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a terminal device capable of connecting electric wires without using screws.

【0002】[0002]

【従来の技術】この種の端子装置としては、図28〜図
30に示すように、電線が接続される端子板90と、端
子板90との間に電線を弾性保持する一対の鎖錠ばね6
0と、一対の鎖錠ばね60と電線との接続状態を同時に
解除する解除釦92とで構成される所謂速結端子構造の
端子装置が従来より提供されている。
2. Description of the Related Art As a terminal device of this type, as shown in FIGS. 28 to 30, a pair of locking springs for elastically holding an electric wire between a terminal plate 90 to which the electric wire is connected and the terminal plate 90. 6
Conventionally, a terminal device having a so-called quick-connect terminal structure, which is configured by 0 and a release button 92 that simultaneously releases the connection state between the pair of locking springs 60 and the electric wire, has been provided.

【0003】端子板90には、中央片91aと、中央片
91aの一側縁の両端部から延設された側片91b,9
1bと、中央片91aの他側縁から延設された側片91
cとで構成されるコ字状部91が連続一体に形成されて
いる。
The terminal plate 90 has a central piece 91a and side pieces 91b, 9 extending from both ends of one side edge of the central piece 91a.
1b and a side piece 91 extending from the other side edge of the center piece 91a
The U-shaped portion 91 composed of c and c is continuously and integrally formed.

【0004】鎖錠ばね60の鎖錠片62及び接触片63
は、弾性を有する導電材料の帯板の両端部を曲成するこ
とによって、中央片61の両端部に形成される。鎖錠ば
ね60の中央片61は端子板90の側片91cに当接
し、鎖錠片62は中央片61との連結部位から先端縁に
向かって端子板90の側片91bに近付く向きに傾斜す
る。また、鎖錠ばね60の接触片63は略S字状に曲成
されており、鎖錠片62及び接触片63が端子板90の
側片91bに対向する。
A locking piece 62 and a contact piece 63 of the locking spring 60.
Are formed at both ends of the central piece 61 by bending both ends of a strip of a conductive material having elasticity. The center piece 61 of the locking spring 60 abuts on the side piece 91c of the terminal plate 90, and the locking piece 62 is inclined toward the side piece 91b of the terminal plate 90 from the connecting portion with the center piece 61 toward the tip edge. To do. Further, the contact piece 63 of the locking spring 60 is bent in a substantially S shape, and the locking piece 62 and the contact piece 63 face the side piece 91b of the terminal plate 90.

【0005】この端子装置は、図28に示すように、ボ
ディ10に設けた端子収納室12の内部に収納される。
ここで、一対の鎖錠ばね60は、解除釦92を間に挟ん
で、鎖錠片62の撓み方向と略直交する方向に並べて配
列されており、解除釦92には各鎖錠ばね60の鎖錠片
62とそれぞれ当接する押圧突起92aが突設されてい
る。尚、側片91bの下端部には解除釦92の押圧突起
92aとの干渉を防止するために切欠91dが形成され
ている。また、図29に示すように、端子収納室12の
底面には、鎖錠ばね60の鎖錠片62とコ字状部91の
側片91bとの間の部位に対応して電線挿入口15が開
口し、解除釦92に対応する部位に工具を挿入するため
の貫通孔16が開口している。
As shown in FIG. 28, this terminal device is housed inside a terminal housing chamber 12 provided in the body 10.
Here, the pair of locking springs 60 are arranged side by side in a direction substantially orthogonal to the bending direction of the locking piece 62 with the release button 92 sandwiched therebetween. Pressing projections 92a are provided so as to come into contact with the locking pieces 62, respectively. A cutout 91d is formed at the lower end of the side piece 91b in order to prevent interference with the pressing projection 92a of the release button 92. Further, as shown in FIG. 29, on the bottom surface of the terminal accommodating chamber 12, the wire insertion port 15 is provided corresponding to a portion between the locking piece 62 of the locking spring 60 and the side piece 91b of the U-shaped portion 91. Is opened, and a through hole 16 for inserting a tool is opened in a portion corresponding to the release button 92.

【0006】ここで、この端子装置に電線を接続する際
は、端子収納室12の底面に設けられた電線挿入口15
から電線の被覆が剥かれた芯線を挿入すると、鎖錠ばね
60の鎖錠片62及び接触片63とコ字状部91の側片
91bとの間に電線が挿入され、鎖錠片62の先端が芯
線に食い込んで、抜け止めがなされるとともに、鎖錠ば
ね60のばね力によって鎖錠片62及び接触片63と側
片91bとの間で芯線が挟持され、電線と端子板90と
が電気的に接続されるようになっている。したがって、
電線挿入口15から芯線を挿入するだけで、芯線が保持
されるとともに、端子板90への電気的接続がなされる
のである。
Here, when connecting an electric wire to this terminal device, the electric wire insertion port 15 provided on the bottom surface of the terminal accommodating chamber 12
When the core wire from which the coating of the electric wire has been peeled off is inserted, the electric wire is inserted between the locking piece 62 and the contact piece 63 of the locking spring 60 and the side piece 91b of the U-shaped portion 91, and the locking piece 62 The tip bites into the core wire to prevent it from coming off, and the core wire is sandwiched between the locking piece 62 and the contact piece 63 and the side piece 91b by the spring force of the locking spring 60, so that the electric wire and the terminal plate 90 are separated from each other. It is designed to be electrically connected. Therefore,
By simply inserting the core wire from the wire insertion port 15, the core wire is held and the terminal plate 90 is electrically connected.

【0007】一方、端子装置に接続された電線を外す場
合は、端子収納室12の底面に設けた貫通孔16からマ
イナスドライバーのような工具の先端を挿入して、解除
釦92を図29中上側に押し上げると、解除釦92の押
圧突起92aが鎖錠ばね60の鎖錠片62を斜め上側に
押し上げ、鎖錠片62をコ字状部91の側片91bから
離れる方向に撓ませるので、鎖錠片62が電線の芯線か
ら離れて、電線を容易に引き抜くことができる。尚、各
端子装置は鎖錠ばね60を2個ずつ備えているが、2個
の鎖錠ばね60の内の一方には電源側からの電線が接続
され、もう一方には送り用の電線が接続される
On the other hand, when the electric wire connected to the terminal device is to be removed, the tip of a tool such as a flat-blade screwdriver is inserted through the through hole 16 provided in the bottom surface of the terminal accommodating chamber 12 to release the release button 92 in FIG. When pushed up, the pressing projection 92a of the release button 92 pushes up the locking piece 62 of the locking spring 60 obliquely upward and bends the locking piece 62 in the direction away from the side piece 91b of the U-shaped portion 91. The locking piece 62 is separated from the core wire of the electric wire, and the electric wire can be easily pulled out. Each terminal device is provided with two locking springs 60, but one of the two locking springs 60 is connected to the electric wire from the power source side, and the other is connected to the feeding electric wire. Connected

【0008】[0008]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】上記構成の端子装置で
は、一対の鎖錠ばね60が、解除釦92を間にして、鎖
錠片62の撓み方向と略直交する方向に並べて配置され
ているので、鎖錠片62の撓み方向と略直交する方向の
外形寸法が大きくなり、端子装置の外形寸法が縦横共に
大きくなっていた。すなわち、一対の鎖錠ばね60を鎖
錠片62の撓み方向と略直交する方向に並べて配置する
と、図28に示すように端子装置の外形寸法が縦横共に
大きくなって、端子装置を収納するボディ10の外形寸
法が大きくなり、この端子装置を埋込配線用の配線器具
に用いる場合には、配線器具の器体を埋込配設するため
のスイッチボックス内に配線器具の器体が入らなくなる
虞があった。
In the terminal device having the above construction, the pair of locking springs 60 are arranged side by side in the direction substantially orthogonal to the bending direction of the locking piece 62 with the release button 92 interposed therebetween. Therefore, the outer dimension of the locking piece 62 in the direction substantially orthogonal to the bending direction is large, and the outer dimension of the terminal device is large in both length and width. That is, when the pair of locking springs 60 are arranged side by side in the direction substantially orthogonal to the bending direction of the locking piece 62, the external dimensions of the terminal device become large in both length and width as shown in FIG. When the terminal device is used as a wiring device for embedded wiring, the external size of 10 becomes large, and the wiring device body cannot be inserted into a switch box for embedding the wiring device body. I was afraid.

【0009】本発明は上記問題点に鑑みて為されたもの
であり、その目的とするところは、ねじを用いることな
く電線を接続できる薄型の端子装置を提供することにあ
る。
The present invention has been made in view of the above problems, and an object of the present invention is to provide a thin terminal device to which electric wires can be connected without using screws.

【0010】[0010]

【課題を解決するための手段】上記目的を達成するため
に、請求項1の発明では、端子板と、端子板との間に挿
入される電線により撓めらて電線をそれぞれ弾性保持す
る一対の弾性部材と、一対の弾性部材を電線の接続状態
を解除する方向に同時に撓ませるための解除部材とを備
え、電線を接続する際に一対の弾性部材が同一平面内で
撓むように一対の弾性部材を並べて配置したことを特徴
とし、一対の弾性部材は電線を接続する際に同一平面内
で撓むように並べて配置されているので、一対の弾性部
材を撓み方向と直交する方向に並べた場合に比べて長さ
寸法は長くなるものの厚み寸法を薄くすることができ、
端子装置の薄型化を図ることができる。
In order to achieve the above object, according to the invention of claim 1, a pair of terminal plates are elastically held by being bent by electric wires inserted between the terminal plates. Elastic member and a releasing member for simultaneously bending the pair of elastic members in the direction of releasing the connection state of the electric wires, and when connecting the electric wires, the pair of elastic members bend so as to bend in the same plane. The members are arranged side by side, and the pair of elastic members are arranged side by side so as to bend in the same plane when connecting the electric wires, so that when the pair of elastic members are arranged in a direction orthogonal to the bending direction. Compared to the length dimension is longer, the thickness dimension can be reduced,
It is possible to reduce the thickness of the terminal device.

【0011】請求項2の発明では、請求項1の発明にお
いて、各弾性部材は、電線の挿入方向において先端が端
子板に近付く向きに傾斜するとともに、挿入された電線
の芯線に先端が食い込むことによって端子板との間に電
線を挟持する鎖錠片を備えた鎖錠ばねからなり、一対の
鎖錠ばねは鎖錠片を互いに対向させた状態で配置されて
おり、解除部材は、解除操作時に両鎖錠ばねの鎖錠片を
それぞれ押圧する一対の押圧突起を有し、各押圧突起を
各鎖錠片と対向させるようにして両鎖錠ばねの間に配置
されたことを特徴とし、請求項1の発明と同様の作用を
奏する。
According to a second aspect of the invention, in the first aspect of the invention, each elastic member is inclined such that the tip approaches the terminal plate in the wire insertion direction, and the tip bites into the core wire of the inserted wire. It consists of a locking spring with a locking piece that clamps the electric wire between it and the terminal plate, and the pair of locking springs are arranged with the locking pieces facing each other, and the release member is the release operation. At the time, it has a pair of pressing projections for pressing the locking pieces of both locking springs, respectively, and is arranged between both locking springs so that each pressing projection faces each locking piece, The same operation as the invention of claim 1 is achieved.

【0012】請求項3の発明では、請求項1の発明にお
いて、各弾性部材は、端子板に対して揺動自在に取り付
けられ揺動方向における一端部と端子板との間で電線を
挟持する押え片と、押え片の揺動方向における一端部を
端子板に近付く向きに付勢する付勢手段とで構成され、
各押え片は揺動方向における他端部が隣り合うようにし
て一列に配置されており、解除部材は、解除操作時に各
押え片の他端部を端子板に近付く向きに押圧することに
よって、各押え片の一端部が端子板から離れる方向へ、
各押え片を揺動させることを特徴とし、請求項1の発明
と同様の作用を奏する。
According to a third aspect of the invention, in the first aspect of the invention, each elastic member is swingably attached to the terminal plate and holds the electric wire between one end portion in the swing direction and the terminal plate. The pressing piece, and an urging means for urging one end of the pressing piece in the swinging direction toward the terminal plate.
The pressing pieces are arranged in a row so that the other ends in the swinging direction are adjacent to each other, and the release member presses the other end of each pressing piece toward the terminal plate during the release operation, In the direction in which one end of each pressing piece separates from the terminal board,
Each holding piece is swung, and the same operation as the invention of claim 1 is achieved.

【0013】請求項4の発明では、請求項1の発明にお
いて、各弾性部材は、端子板に対向配置され端子板との
間に電線を挟持する押え片と、押え片を端子板に近付く
向きに付勢する付勢手段とで構成され、両付勢手段は解
除部材を間にして押え片を付勢する方向が反対方向とな
るように配置されており、解除部材は両付勢手段と当接
し、両付勢手段の撓み量を小さくして電線の接続状態を
解除する位置と、両付勢手段の撓み量を大きくして電線
を保持する位置との間で移動自在に配置されたことを特
徴とし、請求項1の発明と同様の作用を奏する。
According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, in the first aspect of the present invention, each elastic member is arranged so as to face the terminal plate and clamps an electric wire between the elastic member and the terminal plate, and a direction in which the pressing piece approaches the terminal plate. And the urging means are arranged such that the directions of urging the pressing pieces are opposite to each other with the releasing member in between, and the releasing member is provided with the urging means. It is arranged so as to be movable between a position where it abuts and reduces the amount of bending of both biasing means to release the connection state of the electric wire, and a position where the amount of bending of both biasing means is increased to hold the electric wire. It has the same function as the invention of claim 1.

【0014】[0014]

【発明の実施の形態】本発明に係る端子装置の実施形態
を図面を参照して説明する。
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION An embodiment of a terminal device according to the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

【0015】(実施形態1)本発明に係る端子装置をコ
ンセントのような埋込型配線器具に適用した1実施形態
について図1〜図16を参照して説明する。尚、以下の
説明では特にことわりがない場合、図2(a)の向きに
おいて上下左右の方向を規定し、また図2(a)におけ
る正面を前面という。したがって、図2(b)における
上端は後端になる。
(Embodiment 1) An embodiment in which the terminal device according to the present invention is applied to an embedded wiring device such as an outlet will be described with reference to FIGS. In the following description, unless otherwise specified, the up, down, left, and right directions are defined in the direction of FIG. 2A, and the front surface in FIG. 2A is referred to as the front surface. Therefore, the upper end in FIG. 2B is the rear end.

【0016】コンセントBの器体1は、合成樹脂製であ
って前面が開口した箱形のボディ10と、合成樹脂製で
あってボディ10の前面側に被着されるカバー20とを
結合して形成される。ここで、ボディ10とカバー20
とを結合するには、ボディ10の前面とカバー20の後
面とを当接させた状態で、ボディ10の後壁に形成され
た挿通孔18を通してボディ10の後方からタッピング
ねじを挿入し、カバー20の後面に設けたねじ孔23へ
タッピングねじを螺着すればよい。
The body 1 of the outlet B comprises a box-shaped body 10 made of synthetic resin and having an open front, and a cover 20 made of synthetic resin and attached to the front side of the body 10. Formed. Here, the body 10 and the cover 20
In order to join the two, the tapping screw is inserted from the rear of the body 10 through the insertion hole 18 formed in the rear wall of the body 10 with the front surface of the body 10 and the rear surface of the cover 20 abutting each other. A tapping screw may be screwed into the screw hole 23 provided on the rear surface of the 20.

【0017】カバー20は、埋込型の配線器具用のプレ
ート枠と略同じ形状に形成されたプレート部20aと、
プレート部20aの後面から連続一体に突設された角筒
状の筒部20bとで構成される。
The cover 20 has a plate portion 20a formed in substantially the same shape as a plate frame for an embedded wiring device,
The plate portion 20a is formed of a rectangular tubular portion 20b that is continuously and integrally projected from the rear surface of the plate portion 20a.

【0018】プレート部20aの前面には横長の突台部
21が突設されており、この突台部21には所謂C型プ
ラグ(図示せず)の円柱状のプラグ本体が前方から嵌合
される凹所24,24が左右に並べて形成されている。
また、プレート部20aの前面には、突台部21を挟ん
で左右両側に、プレート部20aを前面が開口した埋込
型ボックスに取り付ける際に使用するねじ(図示せず)
が挿通される固定用孔28が設けられている。
On the front surface of the plate portion 20a, a horizontally long protruding portion 21 is provided in a protruding manner, and a cylindrical plug body of a so-called C-type plug (not shown) is fitted into the protruding portion 21 from the front. The recesses 24, 24 to be formed are formed side by side.
Further, on the front surface of the plate portion 20a, a screw (not shown) used when attaching the plate portion 20a to the embedded box having the front surface opened on both left and right sides with the projecting portion 21 interposed therebetween.
Is provided with a fixing hole 28.

【0019】プレート部20aに設けた各凹所24の底
面には、それぞれ、一つのプラグに設けた一対の栓刃及
び接地極用の栓刃を挿入することができる差込部50が
1口分形成されている。差込部50は2個の挿入口5
1,51と、挿入口51とは別に形状の異なる挿入口5
2とを備えている。
On the bottom surface of each recess 24 provided in the plate portion 20a, there is one insertion portion 50 into which a pair of blades provided in one plug and a blade for a ground electrode can be inserted. Minutes are formed. The insertion part 50 has two insertion ports 5
1, 51 and the insertion opening 5 different in shape from the insertion opening 51
2 and.

【0020】各挿入口51は、平型栓刃が差し込まれる
平型栓刃挿入口51aと、ピン型栓刃が差し込まれるピ
ン型栓刃挿入口51bとを連通させた形状に形成されて
いる。つまり、平型栓刃挿入口51aは矩形状であっ
て、長手方向の一端部の一側縁に円形のピン型栓刃挿入
口51bが連通した形状になっており、平型栓刃挿入口
51aの中心間の距離よりも、ピン型栓刃挿入口51b
の中心間の距離の方が広くなっている。また、各挿入口
52は接地極用の栓刃(ピン型栓刃)を挿入するもので
あり、2つの挿入口51,51の略中間部の下方に設け
てある。尚、図3(a)(b)に示すように器体1の内
部には挿入口51を開閉自在に覆う扉体55が収納され
ており、扉体55は中枠56によって移動自在に支持さ
れている。
Each insertion port 51 is formed in a shape in which a flat blade insertion port 51a into which the flat blade is inserted and a pin type blade insertion port 51b into which the pin blade is inserted communicate with each other. . That is, the flat blade insertion opening 51a has a rectangular shape, and the circular pin blade insertion opening 51b communicates with one side edge of one end portion in the longitudinal direction. Pin-type blade insertion slot 51b rather than the distance between the centers of 51a
The distance between the centers of is wider. Further, each insertion port 52 is for inserting a plug blade for a ground electrode (pin type blade), and is provided below a substantially middle portion of the two insertion ports 51, 51. As shown in FIGS. 3 (a) and 3 (b), a door body 55 that covers the insertion opening 51 in an openable and closable manner is housed inside the body 1, and the door body 55 is movably supported by an inner frame 56. Has been done.

【0021】また、カバー20の凹所24には、後述す
る接地部材40の接触片41,48をカバー20の後面
側から凹所24内に引き込むとともに、接触片41,4
8の移動空間を確保するためのスリット25,25が形
成されている。なお、上側のスリット25は凹所24の
内側面に形成され、下側のスリット25は凹所24の底
面と内側面とにわたってL字状に形成されている。
Further, in the recess 24 of the cover 20, contact pieces 41, 48 of a grounding member 40, which will be described later, are drawn into the recess 24 from the rear surface side of the cover 20, and the contact pieces 41, 4 are formed.
Slits 25, 25 for securing the movement space of 8 are formed. The upper slit 25 is formed on the inner side surface of the recess 24, and the lower slit 25 is formed in an L shape across the bottom surface and the inner side surface of the recess 24.

【0022】一方、ボディ10の内部は底面から立設さ
れた隔壁11によって複数の収納室に仕切られており、
図4(a)中の上側部分には端子収納室12a,12b
が左右両側に設けられている。また、ボディ10内部の
図4(a)中下側部分には接地部材収納室14a,14
bが左右両側に設けられ、両収納室14a,14bの間
には端子収納室12cが設けられている。さらに、ボデ
ィ10内部の上下方向における中間部分には、4つの刃
受ばね収納室13a〜13dが左右方向に並べて設けら
れている。また、各端子収納室12a〜12cの底面に
は各一対の電線挿入口15と貫通孔16とが貫設されて
いる。なお、貫通孔16は、ボディ10の裏面よりも一
段低い凹部17の一端側に開口しており、凹部17の底
面には貫通孔16から遠ざかるにつれて徐々に外側(後
方)に向かって傾斜する傾斜面17aが形成されている
(図4(c)参照)。
On the other hand, the inside of the body 10 is partitioned into a plurality of storage chambers by a partition wall 11 standing from the bottom surface.
Terminal storage chambers 12a and 12b are provided in the upper portion of FIG.
Are provided on both left and right sides. Further, the ground member storage chambers 14a, 14 are provided in the lower portion of the inside of the body 10 in FIG.
b is provided on both left and right sides, and a terminal storage chamber 12c is provided between both storage chambers 14a and 14b. Further, four blade receiving spring storage chambers 13a to 13d are provided side by side in the left-right direction at an intermediate portion in the vertical direction inside the body 10. In addition, a pair of electric wire insertion ports 15 and a through hole 16 are provided on the bottom surface of each of the terminal storage chambers 12a to 12c. The through hole 16 is open at one end side of the recess 17 that is one step lower than the back surface of the body 10, and the bottom surface of the recess 17 is inclined so as to gradually incline toward the outside (rearward) as the distance from the through hole 16 increases. The surface 17a is formed (see FIG. 4C).

【0023】図3(a)はカバー20を外した状態の正
面図であり、刃受けばね収納室13a,13cには、平
型栓刃又はピン型栓刃に電気的に接続される刃受け部3
2がそれぞれ収納されている。刃受け部32は、互いに
対向する一対のばね片33aを有し両ばね片33aの間
に平型栓刃が挿入される平型栓刃用の刃受ばね33(図
11参照)と、互いに対向する一対のばね片34aを有
し両ばね片34aの間にピン型栓刃が挿入されるピン型
栓刃用の刃受ばね34(図13参照)とで構成される。
そして、両刃受ばね33,33の間は連結片35を介し
て連続一体に連結されて端子板31aを構成しており、
端子板31aに設けた一対のかしめ片39にピン型栓刃
用の刃受ばね34がそれぞれかしめ固定されている。
FIG. 3A is a front view showing a state where the cover 20 is removed, and the blade receiving spring storage chambers 13a and 13c are provided with blade receivers electrically connected to a flat blade or a pin blade. Part 3
2 are stored respectively. The blade receiving portion 32 has a pair of spring pieces 33a facing each other, and a flat blade for blade insertion of the flat blade between the spring pieces 33a (see FIG. 11). A blade receiving spring 34 (see FIG. 13) for a pin-type blade having a pair of opposing spring pieces 34a into which the pin-type blade is inserted.
The two blade receiving springs 33, 33 are continuously and integrally connected via a connecting piece 35 to form a terminal plate 31a.
The blade receiving springs 34 for pin type blades are caulked and fixed to a pair of caulking pieces 39 provided on the terminal plate 31a.

【0024】同様に、刃受けばね収納室13b,13d
にも、平型栓刃又はピン型栓刃に電気的に接続される刃
受け部32がそれぞれ収納されている。刃受け部32は
平型栓刃用の刃受ばね33とピン型栓刃用の刃受ばね3
4とで構成され、図12に示すように平型栓刃用の刃受
ばね33,33と、両刃受ばね33,33の間を連結す
る連結片35とは連続一体に形成されて端子板31bを
構成している。そして、端子板31bに設けた一対のか
しめ片39に刃受ばね34がそれぞれかしめ固定されて
いる。この時、カバー20に設けた平型栓刃挿入口51
aに挿入される平型栓刃は、刃受ばね33の一対のばね
片33aの間で挟持され、ピン型栓刃挿入口51bに挿
入されるピン型栓刃は、刃受ばね34の一対のばね片3
4aの間で挟持される。
Similarly, the blade receiving spring storage chambers 13b and 13d are provided.
Also, the blade receiving portions 32 electrically connected to the flat blade or the pin blade are respectively housed. The blade receiving portion 32 includes a blade receiving spring 33 for a flat blade and a blade receiving spring 3 for a pin blade.
As shown in FIG. 12, the blade receiving springs 33, 33 for the flat blade blade and the connecting piece 35 for connecting the blade receiving springs 33, 33 are continuously and integrally formed to form a terminal plate. And 31b. Then, the blade receiving springs 34 are caulked and fixed to the pair of caulking pieces 39 provided on the terminal plate 31b. At this time, the flat blade insertion opening 51 provided on the cover 20
The flat blade inserted into a is sandwiched between a pair of spring pieces 33a of the blade receiving spring 33, and the pin blade inserted into the pin blade insertion opening 51b is a pair of blade receiving springs 34. Spring piece 3
It is sandwiched between 4a.

【0025】ここで、両端子板31a,31bの連結片
35,35は、それぞれ、端子収納室12a,12b内
に配置される部位の略中間部を凸形に屈曲することによ
って、鎖錠ばね60の鎖錠片62及び接触片63と対向
する端子片37,37が背中合わせに形成されており、
さらに端子収納室12a,12bの長手方向における両
側部分に対応する部位には、鎖錠ばね60の中央片61
が当接する当接片38,38が端子片37,37に対向
してそれぞれ形成されている。ここに、各連結片35,
35にそれぞれ設けた各一対の端子片37及び当接片3
8から端子板ブロック36a,36bが構成される。
Here, the connecting pieces 35, 35 of the two terminal plates 31a, 31b are formed by bending the substantially intermediate portions of the portions arranged in the terminal accommodating chambers 12a, 12b into convex shapes, respectively. Terminal pieces 37, 37 facing the locking piece 62 and the contact piece 63 of 60 are formed back to back,
Further, the central piece 61 of the locking spring 60 is provided at the portions corresponding to both side portions in the longitudinal direction of the terminal accommodating chambers 12a and 12b.
Abutting pieces 38, 38 that abut with are formed facing the terminal pieces 37, 37, respectively. Here, each connecting piece 35,
A pair of terminal pieces 37 and abutting piece 3 respectively provided on 35.
The terminal block blocks 36a and 36b are composed of eight.

【0026】また、接地部材収納室14a,14bに
は、それぞれ、挿入口52から挿入される接地極用の栓
刃(ピン型栓刃)に接続される刃受部材45が収納され
ている。刃受部材45は図15(a)〜(d)に示すよ
うに互いに対向するL字形の一対のばね片46,46
と、両ばね片46,46の間を連結する連結片47と、
連結片47の上端部から連続一体に延設されC型プラグ
の接地極と接触する略L字形の接触片48とを備え、後
述の接地部材40に一体的に連結されている。ここで、
刃受部材45の接触片48は連結片47よりも細幅に形
成されるとともに連結片47からの延出方向に沿って凹
溝48aが形成され可撓性を有するようになっている。
Further, in the ground member storage chambers 14a and 14b, there are housed blade receiving members 45 connected to the plug blades for the ground electrode (pin blades) inserted through the insertion openings 52, respectively. The blade receiving member 45 includes a pair of L-shaped spring pieces 46, 46 facing each other as shown in FIGS.
And a connecting piece 47 connecting between the two spring pieces 46, 46,
The connecting piece 47 has a substantially L-shaped contact piece 48 that extends continuously from the upper end of the connecting piece 47 and that contacts the ground electrode of the C-type plug, and is integrally connected to a grounding member 40 described below. here,
The contact piece 48 of the blade receiving member 45 is formed to be narrower than the connecting piece 47, and a groove 48a is formed along the extending direction from the connecting piece 47 to have flexibility.

【0027】接地部材40は、図14(a)〜(c)に
示すようにボディ10の上側の側面に沿って配置され左
右両側部の前縁からC型プラグの接地極と接触する略L
字形の接触片41が連続一体に延設された支持片42
と、端子収納室12c内に収納される端子板ブロック4
4と、支持片42と端子板ブロック44とを連続一体に
結合する連結片43とで構成される。端子板ブロック4
4は、連結片43の下端部の両側縁から連続一体に延設
され鎖錠ばね60の鎖錠片62及び接触片63に対向す
る一対の端子片44a,44aと、端子片44a,44
aに対向配置され鎖錠ばね60の中央片61とそれぞれ
当接する当接片44c,44cと、端子片44a,44
aと当接片44c,44cとの間をそれぞれ連結する連
結片44b,44bとを連続一体に形成して構成され
る。ここで、接触片41は支持片42との連結部位より
も細幅に形成されるとともに支持片42からの延出方向
に沿って凹溝41aが形成され可撓性を有するようにな
っている。
As shown in FIGS. 14A to 14C, the ground member 40 is disposed along the upper side surface of the body 10 and contacts the ground electrodes of the C-shaped plugs from the front edges of the left and right sides of the body 10 in a substantially L-shape.
Support piece 42 in which a letter-shaped contact piece 41 is continuously and integrally extended
And the terminal board block 4 housed in the terminal housing chamber 12c
4 and a connecting piece 43 that continuously and integrally connects the support piece 42 and the terminal plate block 44. Terminal block 4
4 is a pair of terminal pieces 44a, 44a extending continuously and integrally from both side edges of the lower end of the connecting piece 43 and facing the locking piece 62 and the contact piece 63 of the locking spring 60, and the terminal pieces 44a, 44.
a contact pieces 44c, 44c that are arranged to face a and abut against the central piece 61 of the locking spring 60, respectively, and the terminal pieces 44a, 44.
The connecting pieces 44b and 44b for connecting between a and the contact pieces 44c and 44c are integrally formed. Here, the contact piece 41 is formed to be narrower than the connecting portion with the support piece 42, and has a groove 41a formed along the extending direction from the support piece 42 to have flexibility. .

【0028】また、当接片44c,44cの後端縁から
は、接地部材収納室14a,14b内に配置されるかし
め片44d,44dが連続一体に延設されており、各か
しめ片44dに上述した刃受部材45の連結片47がか
しめ固定されている。この時、接地部材40に設けた接
触片41と刃受部材45に設けた接触片48とは互いに
対向し、先端側が互いに近づく向きに付勢されており、
凹所24の内側面に設けたスリット25から内方へ突出
しているので、器体1の前方からC型プラグのプラグ本
体が嵌め込まれた時に、プラグ本体の側面に形成された
接地極に当接し、外方へ撓んだ状態で接地極と確実に接
触するようになっている。
Further, from the rear end edges of the contact pieces 44c, 44c, crimping pieces 44d, 44d arranged in the ground member storage chambers 14a, 14b are continuously and integrally extended, and each crimping piece 44d is provided. The connecting piece 47 of the blade receiving member 45 described above is caulked and fixed. At this time, the contact piece 41 provided on the grounding member 40 and the contact piece 48 provided on the blade receiving member 45 are opposed to each other, and the tip ends are urged toward each other.
Since it protrudes inward from the slit 25 provided on the inner surface of the recess 24, when the plug body of the C-type plug is fitted from the front of the body 1, it contacts the ground electrode formed on the side surface of the plug body. It comes into contact with the ground electrode and is surely in contact with the ground electrode while being bent outward.

【0029】ここで、本実施形態の端子装置Aは、端子
板31a,31b及び接地部材40の端子板ブロック3
6a,36b,44と、端子板ブロック36a,36
b,44に対して一対ずつ設けられた鎖錠ばね60と、
一対の鎖錠ばね60に対して1個ずつ設けられた解除釦
65とで構成される。各一対の鎖錠ばね60は、各端子
板ブロック36a,36b,44の当接片38,44c
に中央片61を当接させるとともに、各端子板ブロック
36a,36b,44の端子片37,44aに鎖錠片6
2及び接触片63を対向させた状態で端子収納室12a
〜12c内に配置される。この時、一対の鎖錠ばね60
の鎖錠片62は互いに対向しており、一対の鎖錠ばね6
0の間に解除釦65が配置される。解除釦65は、図1
6(a)〜(d)に示すように合成樹脂により略十字形
に形成され、左右の両側面には鎖錠片62を押圧するた
めの押圧突起66,66が突設されている。そして、解
除釦65は各押圧突起66を鎖錠ばね60の鎖錠片62
と対向させると共に、下端部を貫通孔16から外側に突
出させた状態で端子収納室12a〜12cの内部に収納
される。
Here, the terminal device A of the present embodiment has the terminal plate block 3 of the terminal plates 31a and 31b and the ground member 40.
6a, 36b, 44 and terminal plate blocks 36a, 36
a pair of locking springs 60 are provided for b and 44,
A pair of lock springs 60 and a release button 65 are provided one by one. Each pair of locking springs 60 includes abutting pieces 38, 44c of the terminal block blocks 36a, 36b, 44.
The central piece 61 is brought into contact with the terminal piece blocks 36a, 36b, 44 and the locking piece 6 is attached to the terminal pieces 37, 44a.
2 and the contact piece 63 facing each other, the terminal storage chamber 12a
~ 12c. At this time, the pair of locking springs 60
The locking pieces 62 of the two are opposed to each other, and the pair of locking springs 6
The release button 65 is arranged between 0. The release button 65 is shown in FIG.
As shown in FIGS. 6 (a) to 6 (d), it is formed of a synthetic resin in a substantially cross shape, and pressing protrusions 66, 66 for pressing the locking piece 62 are provided on both left and right side surfaces. Then, the release button 65 causes the pressing protrusions 66 to engage the locking pieces 62 of the locking spring 60.
And is housed inside the terminal housing chambers 12a to 12c in a state in which the lower end portion thereof projects outward from the through hole 16.

【0030】この端子装置Aを用いたコンセントBを組
み立てる際には、先ず端子収納室12a〜12cに解除
釦65と各一対の鎖錠ばね60とを組み込んだ状態で、
刃受け部32,32が刃受けばね収納室13a,13c
内に配置されるとともに、端子板ブロック36aが端子
収納室12a内に配置されるようにして、端子板31a
をボディ10内部に収納した後、刃受け部32,32が
刃受けばね収納室13b,13d内に配置されるととも
に、端子板ブロック36bが端子収納室12b内に配置
されるようにして、端子板31bをボディ10内部に収
納する。次に刃受部材45,45が接地部材収納室14
a,14b内に配置されるとともに、端子板ブロック4
4が端子収納室12c内に配置されるようにして、接地
部材40をボディ10内部に収納する。そして、ボディ
10の前面側からカバー20を被着することにより、コ
ンセントBの組立が完了する。この時、各端子板31
a,31bの刃受け部32はカバー20の挿入口51に
臨むように配置され、接地部材40の刃受部材45はカ
バー20の挿入口52に臨むように配置される。また、
接地部材40の接触片41,48はカバー20の凹所2
4内に設けたスリット25,25から凹所24内に突出
する。
When assembling the outlet B using the terminal device A, first, with the release button 65 and the pair of locking springs 60 incorporated in the terminal accommodating chambers 12a to 12c,
The blade receiving portions 32, 32 are blade receiving spring storage chambers 13a, 13c.
And the terminal board block 36a is arranged in the terminal storage chamber 12a.
After storing the inside of the body 10, the blade receiving portions 32, 32 are arranged in the blade receiving spring storage chambers 13b, 13d, and the terminal plate block 36b is arranged in the terminal storage chamber 12b. The plate 31b is housed inside the body 10. Next, the blade receiving members 45, 45
a and 14b, and the terminal block block 4
The grounding member 40 is housed inside the body 10 such that 4 is arranged in the terminal housing chamber 12c. Then, by assembling the cover 20 from the front side of the body 10, the assembly of the outlet B is completed. At this time, each terminal board 31
The blade receiving portions 32 of a and 31b are arranged so as to face the insertion opening 51 of the cover 20, and the blade receiving member 45 of the grounding member 40 is arranged so as to face the insertion opening 52 of the cover 20. Also,
The contact pieces 41 and 48 of the ground member 40 are provided in the recess 2 of the cover 20.
The slits 25, 25 provided in the projection 4 project into the recess 24.

【0031】ここで、この端子装置Aに電線を接続する
際は、端子収納室12a〜12cの底面に設けた電線挿
入口15から電線の被覆が剥かれた芯線を挿入すると、
鎖錠ばね60の鎖錠片62及び接触片63と端子片3
7,44aとの間に電線が挿入され、鎖錠片62の先端
が芯線に食い込んで、抜け止めがなされるとともに、鎖
錠ばね60のばね力によって鎖錠片62及び接触片63
と端子片37,44aとの間に芯線が挟持され、電線と
端子板ブロック36a,36b,44とが電気的に接続
されるようになっている。したがって、電線挿入口15
から芯線を挿入するだけで、芯線が保持されるととも
に、端子板ブロック36a,36b,44への電気的接
続がなされるのである。
Here, when connecting the electric wire to the terminal device A, when the core wire whose electric wire is stripped is inserted from the electric wire insertion port 15 provided on the bottom surface of the terminal accommodating chambers 12a to 12c,
The locking piece 62 and the contact piece 63 of the locking spring 60 and the terminal piece 3
An electric wire is inserted between the locking piece 62 and the contact piece 63, and the tip of the locking piece 62 bites into the core wire to prevent it from coming off.
A core wire is sandwiched between and the terminal pieces 37, 44a so that the electric wire and the terminal plate blocks 36a, 36b, 44 are electrically connected. Therefore, the wire insertion port 15
The core wire is held and electrical connection is made to the terminal block blocks 36a, 36b, and 44 only by inserting the core wire from.

【0032】一方、端子装置Aに接続された電線を外す
場合は、一方の手でボディ10の裏面が上側に向くよう
にして器体1を持ち、もう一方の手でマイナスドライバ
ーのような工具の平坦な先端面をボディ10の裏面に設
けた傾斜面17aに沿わせるようにして凹部17内に挿
入し、工具の先端面を貫通孔16から外側に突出する解
除釦65の先端部に当接させる。次に器体1を持つ方の
手の親指で工具の先端を押さえ、解除釦65を押し込む
と、解除釦65が図1中の略真上に押し上げられて、解
除釦65の押圧突起66によって鎖錠片62が端子片3
7,44aから離れる向きに撓められるので、鎖錠片6
2が電線の芯線から離れ、もう一方の手で電線を容易に
引き抜くことができる。尚、各端子装置Aは鎖錠ばね6
0を2個ずつ備えているが、例えば2個の鎖錠ばね60
の内の一方には電源側からの電線が接続され、もう一方
には送り用の電線が接続される。
On the other hand, when disconnecting the electric wire connected to the terminal device A, hold the body 1 with the back of the body 10 facing upward with one hand, and use a tool such as a flat-blade screwdriver with the other hand. The flat tip surface of the tool is inserted into the recess 17 so as to be along the inclined surface 17a provided on the back surface of the body 10, and the tip surface of the tool hits the tip portion of the release button 65 protruding outward from the through hole 16. Contact. Next, when pressing the release button 65 with the thumb of the hand holding the body 1 and pushing the release button 65, the release button 65 is pushed up almost directly in FIG. The locking piece 62 is the terminal piece 3
Since it can be bent away from 7,44a, the locking piece 6
2 is separated from the core of the electric wire, and the electric wire can be easily pulled out with the other hand. Each terminal device A has a lock spring 6
Two lock springs 60 are provided, for example, two lock springs 60
The electric wire from the power supply side is connected to one of the two, and the electric wire for feeding is connected to the other.

【0033】このように、各端子装置Aの一対の鎖錠ば
ね60は、鎖錠片62を互いに対向させた状態で端子収
納室12a〜12cの内部に配置されており、電線を挿
入した際に鎖錠片62が撓む方向が略同じ直線上となる
ように、一対の鎖錠ばね60が配置されているので(す
なわち一対の鎖錠ばね60が同一の平面内で撓むの
で)、従来の端子装置のように鎖錠片62の撓み方向と
略直交する方向に一対の鎖錠ばね60を並べて配置した
場合に比べて、端子装置Aの長さ寸法は長くなるものの
厚み寸法を薄くでき、端子装置Aの薄型化を図ることが
できる。
As described above, the pair of locking springs 60 of each terminal device A are arranged inside the terminal accommodating chambers 12a to 12c with the locking pieces 62 facing each other, and when the electric wire is inserted. Since the pair of locking springs 60 are arranged so that the locking pieces 62 bend substantially in the same straight line (that is, since the pair of locking springs 60 bend in the same plane), Compared to the case where a pair of locking springs 60 are arranged side by side in the direction substantially orthogonal to the bending direction of the locking piece 62 as in the conventional terminal device, the length of the terminal device A is longer but the thickness is thinner. Therefore, the terminal device A can be thinned.

【0034】ところで、カバー20のプレート部20a
の前面側には、プレート部20aの前面を覆って見栄え
を良く施工する化粧プレート100が着脱自在に取り付
けられる。プレート部20aの4隅には、化粧プレート
100の後面から突設した係止突起105を係止するた
めの化粧プレート係止孔27が設けてあり、化粧プレー
ト係止孔27に係止突起105を挿入係止することでプ
レート部20aの前面を覆う形で化粧プレート100を
着脱自在に取り付けることができるようになっている。
By the way, the plate portion 20a of the cover 20
A decorative plate 100 that covers the front surface of the plate portion 20a and that has a good appearance is detachably attached to the front surface side of the. Decorative plate locking holes 27 for locking the locking projections 105 protruding from the rear surface of the decorative plate 100 are provided at the four corners of the plate portion 20a. The decorative plate 100 can be detachably attached so as to cover the front surface of the plate portion 20a by inserting and locking.

【0035】化粧プレート100は、絶縁性を有する合
成樹脂を用いて形成されたものであって、図10(a)
〜(c)に示すようにプレート部20aの前面を覆う矩
形状の主部101と、主部101の周縁から全周に亙っ
て後方に突出する側壁102とを連続一体に形成した略
箱形に形成される。主部101の中央部にはプレート部
20aの突台部21を露出させる開口窓103が設けて
あり、主部101の後面側の4隅には係止突起105が
突設してある。
The decorative plate 100 is made of an insulating synthetic resin and is shown in FIG.
As shown in (c), a substantially box in which a rectangular main portion 101 that covers the front surface of the plate portion 20a and a side wall 102 that projects rearward from the peripheral edge of the main portion 101 over the entire circumference are integrally formed. Formed into a shape. An opening window 103 that exposes the protruding portion 21 of the plate portion 20a is provided at the center of the main portion 101, and locking projections 105 are provided at four corners on the rear surface side of the main portion 101.

【0036】而して、プレート部20aの化粧プレート
係止孔27に係止突起105を挿入係止することによっ
て、プレート部20aの前面を覆う形で化粧プレート1
00を着脱自在に取り付けることができる。そして、化
粧プレート100をプレート部20aに取り付けた状態
では、化粧プレート100に設けた開口窓103からプ
レート部20aの突台部21が前面側に露出する。
Then, by inserting and locking the locking projection 105 into the decorative plate locking hole 27 of the plate portion 20a, the decorative plate 1 is formed so as to cover the front surface of the plate portion 20a.
00 can be detachably attached. Then, in the state where the decorative plate 100 is attached to the plate portion 20a, the protruding portion 21 of the plate portion 20a is exposed to the front side from the opening window 103 provided in the decorative plate 100.

【0037】また、化粧プレート100の側壁102に
は一対の切欠部104が設けてあり、この切欠部104
に治具(マイナスドライバの先端部など)を差し込んで
化粧プレート100をプレート部20aから離す向きの
力を作用させると、化粧プレート100の係止突起10
5とプレート部20aの化粧プレート係止孔27との係
合状態が解除され、化粧プレート100をプレート部2
0aから取り外すことができる。また、プレート部20
aの周縁からは、上記切欠部104に先端部が収まる薄
肉の爪片26が突設されており、切欠部104に差し込
んだ治具が爪片26の前面に当接し、化粧プレート10
0をプレート部20aから取り外す際に治具によって施
工面に傷がつくのを防ぐことができるのである。
The side wall 102 of the decorative plate 100 is provided with a pair of notches 104, and the notches 104 are provided.
When a jig (such as the tip of a flat-blade screwdriver) is inserted into the plate and a force is applied to separate the decorative plate 100 from the plate portion 20a, the locking projection 10 of the decorative plate 100
5 and the decorative plate locking hole 27 of the plate portion 20a are released, and the decorative plate 100 is moved to the plate portion 2
It can be removed from 0a. Also, the plate portion 20
From the peripheral edge of a, a thin claw piece 26 whose tip fits in the notch 104 is projected, and a jig inserted in the notch 104 abuts the front surface of the claw piece 26, so that the decorative plate 10
It is possible to prevent the construction surface from being scratched by the jig when the 0 is removed from the plate portion 20a.

【0038】(実施形態2)本発明の実施形態2を図1
7〜図22を参照して説明する。本実施形態の端子装置
を収納する器体1は合成樹脂製のボディ10とカバー2
0とで構成される。
(Second Embodiment) FIG. 1 shows a second embodiment of the present invention.
This will be described with reference to FIGS. The body 1 accommodating the terminal device according to the present embodiment includes a synthetic resin body 10 and a cover 2.
It is composed of 0 and.

【0039】ボディ10は前面が開口した横長の箱状で
あって、底面における長手方向の両端部には電線挿入口
15が開口している。ボディ10の長手方向に沿う一方
の側壁の開口縁には、長手方向の略中央部に切欠部10
aが形成されており、切欠部10aの底部からは前方に
突出する突片10bが突設されている。
The body 10 is in the shape of a horizontally long box having an open front surface, and wire insertion ports 15 are open at both ends in the longitudinal direction of the bottom surface. At the opening edge of one side wall along the longitudinal direction of the body 10, a notch 10 is formed at a substantially central portion in the longitudinal direction.
a is formed, and a protruding piece 10b protruding forward is provided from the bottom of the notch 10a.

【0040】端子装置Aは、導電材料からなる帯板の両
端部を折曲することによってU字形に形成され、ボディ
10の内側面に沿うようにしてボディ10内に収納され
た端子板70と、略L字形のシャフト部71aの長辺の
先端部(揺動方向における一端部)に端子板70の中央
片70aとの間で電線を挟持する挟持部71bが形成さ
れ、短辺の先端部を互いに隣り合わせ、挟持部71bを
中央片70aの両端部と対向させるようにして端子板7
0に揺動自在に取り付けられた押え片71,71と、各
押え片71を揺動自在に支持するとともに各押え片71
の挟持部71b側(揺動方向における一端側)を中央片
70aに近付く向きに付勢する一対の板ばね72(付勢
手段)と、各シャフト部71aの短辺の先端部にそれぞ
れ連結され、各シャフト部71aの短辺の先端部(揺動
方向における他端部)を中央片70a側に押圧すること
によって各挟持部71bを中央片70aから離れる向き
に移動させる解除釦73とで構成される。
The terminal device A is formed in a U shape by bending both ends of a strip plate made of a conductive material, and a terminal plate 70 housed in the body 10 along the inner side surface of the body 10. A holding portion 71b for holding an electric wire with the central piece 70a of the terminal plate 70 is formed at a tip portion (one end portion in the swinging direction) of the long side of the substantially L-shaped shaft portion 71a, and a tip portion of the short side. Adjacent to each other, and the holding portion 71b is made to face both ends of the central piece 70a so that the terminal plate 7
Presser pieces 71, 71 that are swingably attached to 0 and the presser pieces 71 that support the presser pieces 71 in a swingable manner.
A pair of leaf springs 72 (urging means) for urging the holding portion 71b side (one end side in the swinging direction) toward the central piece 70a, and the tip ends of the short sides of the shaft portions 71a, respectively. , A release button 73 that moves each holding portion 71b in a direction away from the central piece 70a by pressing the tip (the other end in the swinging direction) of the short side of each shaft portion 71a toward the central piece 70a. To be done.

【0041】解除釦73は合成樹脂製であって、図19
に示すように解除釦73の裏面には各シャフト部71a
の短辺の先端部が入り込む凹所73a,73aが形成さ
れている。また、解除釦73の表面にはボディ10の突
片10bが入り込む凹所73bが形成されており、端子
装置Aをボディ10内に収納した場合、解除釦73の凹
所73bがボディ10の突片10bと当接することによ
って解除釦73の抜け止めが為される。
The release button 73 is made of synthetic resin and is shown in FIG.
As shown in FIG.
Are formed with recesses 73a, 73a into which the tips of the short sides of the recesses enter. In addition, a recess 73b into which the protruding piece 10b of the body 10 is inserted is formed on the surface of the release button 73. When the terminal device A is housed in the body 10, the recess 73b of the release button 73 protrudes from the body 10. The release button 73 is prevented from coming off by coming into contact with the piece 10b.

【0042】ここで、ボディ10の底面に設けた電線挿
入口15は、各押え片71の挟持部71bと端子板70
の中央片70aとの間の部位に開口しており、常時は板
ばね72のばね力によって挟持部71bが端子板70の
中央片70a側に付勢されているから、挟持部71bで
電線挿入口15が塞がれている。
Here, the electric wire insertion port 15 provided on the bottom surface of the body 10 has a holding portion 71b of each pressing piece 71 and a terminal plate 70.
Since the holding part 71b is normally urged toward the center piece 70a side of the terminal plate 70 by the spring force of the leaf spring 72, the wire is inserted at the holding part 71b. The mouth 15 is closed.

【0043】而して、この端子装置Aに電線を接続する
際には、解除釦73を押して挟持部71bを端子板70
の中央片70aから遠ざかる向きに移動させた状態で、
電線挿入口15から電線の被覆が剥かれた芯線111を
挿入し、解除釦72を押圧する力を無くすと、板ばね7
2のばね力によって挟持部71bが端子板70の中央片
70aに近付く向きに移動し、挟持部71bと端子板7
0の中央片70aとの間で電線の芯線111が保持され
る(図20参照)。ここで、端子板70の中央片70a
と対向する挟持部71bの部位には電線挿入方向に沿っ
て複数の鋸歯71cが形成されており、複数の鋸歯71
cが電線の芯線111と接触することによって、挟持部
71bと電線の芯線111との間に生じる摩擦力が増大
し、電線の保持力を高めることができる。
When connecting an electric wire to the terminal device A, the release button 73 is pushed to move the holding portion 71b to the terminal plate 70.
In the state of moving it away from the central piece 70a of
When the core wire 111 from which the electric wire is stripped is inserted from the electric wire insertion port 15 and the force pressing the release button 72 is eliminated, the leaf spring 7
The holding portion 71b moves toward the central piece 70a of the terminal plate 70 by the spring force of 2, and the holding portion 71b and the terminal plate 7 are moved.
The core wire 111 of the electric wire is held between the central piece 70a of 0 (see FIG. 20). Here, the central piece 70a of the terminal board 70
A plurality of saw teeth 71c are formed along the electric wire insertion direction at a portion of the sandwiching portion 71b facing the plurality of saw teeth 71b.
By the contact of c with the core wire 111 of the electric wire, the frictional force generated between the holding portion 71b and the core wire 111 of the electric wire is increased, and the holding force of the electric wire can be increased.

【0044】一方、この端子装置Aから電線を取り外す
際には、解除釦72を押し込むと、各押え片71のシャ
フト部71aの短辺の他端部が端子板70の中央片70
aに近付く向きに移動するので、挟持部71bが中央片
70aから遠ざかる向きに各押え片71が揺動して、電
線の接続状態が解除されるから、電線の芯線111を容
易に取り外すことができる。
On the other hand, when detaching the electric wire from the terminal device A, when the release button 72 is pushed in, the other end of the short side of the shaft portion 71a of each holding piece 71 is the central piece 70 of the terminal plate 70.
Since the holding piece 71b swings in the direction in which the holding portion 71b moves away from the central piece 70a and the electric wire is disconnected, the core wire 111 of the electric wire can be easily removed. it can.

【0045】(実施形態3)本発明の実施形態3を図2
3〜図27を参照して説明する。本実施形態の端子装置
Aを収納するボディ10は合成樹脂製であって、前面が
開口した横長の箱状に形成され、底面における長手方向
の両端部には電線挿入口15が開口している。
(Embodiment 3) FIG. 2 shows Embodiment 3 of the present invention.
This will be described with reference to FIGS. The body 10 for accommodating the terminal device A of the present embodiment is made of synthetic resin, is formed in a horizontally long box shape with an open front surface, and has wire insertion openings 15 at both ends in the longitudinal direction on the bottom surface. .

【0046】この端子装置Aは、導電材料からなる帯板
の両端部を折曲することによってU字形に形成され、ボ
ディ10の内側面に沿うようにしてボディ10内に収納
された端子板80と、端子板80の両側片80a,80
aにそれぞれ対向配置され両側片80a,80aとの間
に電線110の芯線111を挟持する押え片81,81
と、一端が各押え片81に形成された保持穴81c内に
それぞれ挿入され、各押え片81を側片80aに近付く
向きに付勢する一対のコイルばね82(付勢手段)と、
各コイルばね82の他端にそれぞれ当接し、ボディ10
内部に移動自在に配置された一対の支持板83と、両支
持板83,83の間に配置され、ボディ10に対して回
動自在に取り付けられた回転釦84(解除部材)とで構
成され、両コイルばね82,82は、回転釦84及び支
持板83,83を間にして、押え片81,81を付勢す
る方向が反対方向となるように配置されている。
The terminal device A is formed in a U shape by bending both ends of a strip plate made of a conductive material, and is accommodated in the body 10 along the inner side surface of the body 10. And both side pieces 80a, 80 of the terminal board 80
pressing pieces 81, 81 which are arranged to face a and sandwich the core wire 111 of the electric wire 110 between both side pieces 80a, 80a.
A pair of coil springs 82 (biasing means) each having one end inserted into a holding hole 81c formed in each pressing piece 81 and biasing each pressing piece 81 toward the side piece 80a.
The other end of each coil spring 82 is brought into contact with the body 10
It is composed of a pair of support plates 83 movably arranged inside, and a rotary button 84 (release member) arranged between the support plates 83, 83 and rotatably attached to the body 10. The coil springs 82, 82 are arranged such that the pressing buttons 81, 81 are biased in opposite directions with the rotary button 84 and the support plates 83, 83 in between.

【0047】ここで、押え片81は略直方体状であっ
て、図25(b)に示すように、端子板80の側片80
aと対向する面には複数の鋸歯81bが形成され、ボデ
ィ10の底面と対向する面には電線110の挿入方向に
おいて端子板80の側片80aに近付く向きに傾斜する
テーパ面81aが形成されている。
Here, the pressing piece 81 has a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape, and as shown in FIG. 25B, the side piece 80 of the terminal plate 80.
A plurality of saw teeth 81b are formed on the surface facing a, and a taper surface 81a that is inclined toward the side piece 80a of the terminal plate 80 in the insertion direction of the electric wire 110 is formed on the surface facing the bottom surface of the body 10. ing.

【0048】また、回転釦84は、図26(a)(b)
に示すように、円柱状の本体84aと、前面が略矩形状
であって、長手方向の寸法が本体84aの外径よりも大
きい寸法に形成されるとともに、短幅方向の寸法が本体
84aの外径よりも小さい寸法に形成され、本体84a
の前面側に突設された押圧部84bと、本体84aの後
面側に連続一体に突設された細径の操作部84cとで構
成され、操作部84cの後端面にはマイナスドライバー
などの工具の先端が挿入される凹溝84dが形成されて
いる。そして、回転釦84は、ボディ10の底面に形成
した貫通孔16’に操作部84cを臨ませた状態で、ボ
ディ10内に回転自在に取り付けられる。
The rotary button 84 is shown in FIGS. 26 (a) and 26 (b).
As shown in FIG. 5, the cylindrical main body 84a and the front surface are substantially rectangular, and the longitudinal dimension is larger than the outer diameter of the main body 84a. The main body 84a is formed to have a size smaller than the outer diameter.
Of the pressing portion 84b projecting on the front side of the main body and a small-diameter operating section 84c continuously projecting on the rear side of the main body 84a, and the rear end surface of the operating section 84c has a tool such as a flat-blade screwdriver. A concave groove 84d into which the tip of is inserted is formed. The rotary button 84 is rotatably mounted in the body 10 with the operation portion 84c facing the through hole 16 'formed in the bottom surface of the body 10.

【0049】ここで、図23(a)及び図26(a)に
示すように、押圧部84bの長手方向がコイルばね82
の撓み方向と略直交するように回転釦84を回転させた
状態では、押圧部84bが支持板83,83と当接して
おらず、そのためコイルばね82の初期撓みが小さくな
っている。
Here, as shown in FIGS. 23A and 26A, the longitudinal direction of the pressing portion 84b is the coil spring 82.
In the state in which the rotary button 84 is rotated so as to be substantially orthogonal to the bending direction of, the pressing portion 84b is not in contact with the support plates 83, 83, and therefore the initial bending of the coil spring 82 is small.

【0050】この時、ボディ10の底面に設けた電線挿
入口15から電線110の被覆が剥かれた芯線111を
挿入すると、芯線111が押え片81に設けたテーパ面
81aを押圧することによって、押え片81がコイルば
ね82のばね力に抗して側片80aから遠ざかる方向へ
移動し、電線110の芯線111が側片80aと押え片
81との間に挿入される(図23(b)参照)。
At this time, when the core wire 111 with the coating of the electric wire 110 stripped is inserted from the electric wire insertion port 15 provided on the bottom surface of the body 10, the core wire 111 presses the tapered surface 81a provided on the pressing piece 81, The pressing piece 81 moves in the direction away from the side piece 80a against the spring force of the coil spring 82, and the core wire 111 of the electric wire 110 is inserted between the side piece 80a and the pressing piece 81 (FIG. 23 (b)). reference).

【0051】この状態から、図23(c)及び図26
(c)に示すように回転釦84を左回りに90度回転さ
せると、押圧部84bの長手方向の両端部が支持板83
を押圧して、支持板83を押え片81側に移動させるの
で、コイルばね82の撓み量が大きくなって、電線11
0の芯線111を保持する力が増大し、芯線111の抜
け止めがなされる。
From this state, FIG. 23 (c) and FIG.
When the rotary button 84 is rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise as shown in (c), both ends of the pressing portion 84b in the longitudinal direction are supported by the support plate 83.
Is pressed to move the support plate 83 to the pressing piece 81 side, the amount of bending of the coil spring 82 increases, and the electric wire 11
The force for holding the core wire 111 of 0 increases, and the core wire 111 is prevented from coming off.

【0052】ここで、端子板80の側片80aと対向す
る押え片81の面には電線挿入方向に沿って複数の鋸歯
81bが形成されており(図25(b)参照)、複数の
鋸歯81bが電線110の芯線111と接触することに
よて、押え片81と電線110の芯線111との間に生
じる摩擦力が増大し、電線の保持力を高めることができ
る。また、ボディ10の底面には回転釦84の回動範囲
を規制する規制リブ10cが突設されており、電線11
0の芯線111を保持する位置まで回転釦84を回転さ
せると、回転釦84の押圧部84bが規制リブ10cに
当接して、それ以上回転しないようになっている。尚、
図25(a)に示すように、支持板83の下部には切欠
83aが設けられ、規制リブ10cと干渉しないように
なっている。また、支持板83には回転釦84との対向
面の下部に、回転釦84の本体84aが入り込む逃がし
部83bを形成してある。
Here, a plurality of saw teeth 81b are formed on the surface of the pressing piece 81 facing the side piece 80a of the terminal plate 80 along the wire insertion direction (see FIG. 25 (b)). By the contact of 81b with the core wire 111 of the electric wire 110, the frictional force generated between the pressing piece 81 and the core wire 111 of the electric wire 110 increases, and the holding force of the electric wire can be increased. Further, a regulation rib 10c for regulating the rotation range of the rotary button 84 is provided on the bottom surface of the body 10 so as to project.
When the rotary button 84 is rotated to a position where the core wire 111 of 0 is held, the pressing portion 84b of the rotary button 84 comes into contact with the regulation rib 10c and is prevented from further rotation. still,
As shown in FIG. 25 (a), a notch 83a is provided in the lower portion of the support plate 83 so as not to interfere with the restriction rib 10c. Further, in the support plate 83, a relief portion 83b into which the main body 84a of the rotary button 84 is inserted is formed below the surface facing the rotary button 84.

【0053】一方、端子装置から電線を外す際には、図
23(c)の状態から回転釦84を右回りに90度回転
させると、押圧部84bの長手方向がコイルばね82の
撓み方向と略直交する位置まで移動し、押圧部84bが
支持板83と当接しなくなって、コイルばね82の初期
撓みが小さくなり、電線を保持する力が小さくなるの
で、電線110の芯線111を容易に引き抜くことがで
きる。
On the other hand, when the electric wire is removed from the terminal device, if the rotary button 84 is rotated clockwise by 90 degrees from the state of FIG. 23C, the longitudinal direction of the pressing portion 84b becomes the bending direction of the coil spring 82. The core 84 of the electric wire 110 is easily pulled out because the pressing portion 84b does not come into contact with the support plate 83, the initial deflection of the coil spring 82 becomes small, and the force for holding the electric wire becomes small, after moving to a substantially orthogonal position. be able to.

【0054】尚、本実施形態ではコイルばね82,82
の間に支持板83,83を介して回転釦84を配置して
おり、回転釦84をコイルばね82の撓み量を大きくす
る位置と、撓み量を小さくする位置との間で回転自在と
しているが、解除部材を上記のものに限定する趣旨のも
のではなく、コイルばね82,82の撓み量を小さくし
て電線の接続状態を解除する位置と、コイルばね82,
82の撓み量を大きくして電線を保持する位置との間で
移動自在となっていれば、どのような構成のものでも良
い。
In this embodiment, the coil springs 82, 82
The rotary button 84 is disposed between the support plates 83 and 83 via the support plates 83, 83, and the rotary button 84 is rotatable between a position where the bending amount of the coil spring 82 is increased and a position where the bending amount is reduced. However, the releasing member is not limited to the above-mentioned one, and the position for releasing the connection state of the electric wire by reducing the bending amount of the coil springs 82, 82 and the coil spring 82,
Any structure may be used as long as the amount of bending of 82 is increased and the electric wire is movable between the positions for holding the electric wires.

【0055】[0055]

【発明の効果】上述のように、請求項1の発明は、端子
板と、端子板との間に挿入される電線により撓めらて電
線をそれぞれ弾性保持する一対の弾性部材と、一対の弾
性部材を電線の接続状態を解除する方向に同時に撓ませ
るための解除部材とを備え、電線を接続する際に一対の
弾性部材が同一平面内で撓むように一対の弾性部材を並
べて配置したことを特徴とし、一対の弾性部材は電線を
接続する際に同一平面内で撓むように並べて配置されて
いるので、一対の弾性部材を撓み方向と直交する方向に
並べた場合に比べて長さ寸法は長くなるものの厚み寸法
を薄くすることができ、端子装置の薄型化を図ることが
できるという効果がある。
As described above, according to the first aspect of the present invention, a terminal plate, a pair of elastic members that are elastically held by the electric wire inserted between the terminal plate and the pair of elastic members, and a pair of elastic members are provided. And a release member for simultaneously bending the elastic members in the direction of releasing the connection state of the electric wires, and arranging the pair of elastic members side by side so that the pair of elastic members bends in the same plane when connecting the electric wires. Characteristically, since the pair of elastic members are arranged side by side so as to bend in the same plane when connecting the electric wires, the length dimension is longer than when the pair of elastic members are arranged in the direction orthogonal to the bending direction. However, there is an effect that the thickness dimension can be reduced and the terminal device can be reduced in thickness.

【0056】請求項2の発明は、請求項1の発明におい
て、各弾性部材は、電線の挿入方向において先端が端子
板に近付く向きに傾斜するとともに、挿入された電線の
芯線に先端が食い込むことによって端子板との間に電線
を挟持する鎖錠片を備えた鎖錠ばねからなり、一対の鎖
錠ばねは鎖錠片を互いに対向させた状態で配置されてお
り、解除部材は、解除操作時に両鎖錠ばねの鎖錠片をそ
れぞれ押圧する一対の押圧突起を有し、各押圧突起を各
鎖錠片と対向させるようにして両鎖錠ばねの間に配置さ
れたことを特徴とし、請求項1の発明と同様の効果を奏
する。
According to a second aspect of the invention, in the first aspect of the invention, each elastic member is inclined such that the tip approaches the terminal plate in the wire insertion direction, and the tip bites into the core wire of the inserted wire. It consists of a locking spring with a locking piece that clamps the electric wire between it and the terminal plate, and the pair of locking springs are arranged with the locking pieces facing each other, and the release member is the release operation. At the time, it has a pair of pressing projections for pressing the locking pieces of both locking springs, respectively, and is arranged between both locking springs so that each pressing projection faces each locking piece, The same effect as that of the first aspect of the invention is achieved.

【0057】請求項3の発明は、請求項1の発明におい
て、各弾性部材は、端子板に対して揺動自在に取り付け
られ揺動方向における一端部と端子板との間で電線を挟
持する押え片と、押え片の揺動方向における一端部を端
子板に近付く向きに付勢する付勢手段とで構成され、各
押え片は揺動方向における他端部が隣り合うようにして
一列に配置されており、解除部材は、解除操作時に各押
え片の他端部を端子板に近付く向きに押圧することによ
って、各押え片の一端部が端子板から離れる方向へ、各
押え片を揺動させることを特徴とし、請求項1の発明と
同様の効果を奏する。
According to a third aspect of the present invention, in the first aspect of the invention, each elastic member is swingably attached to the terminal plate and holds an electric wire between one end in the swing direction and the terminal plate. It consists of a presser piece and a biasing means for biasing one end of the presser piece in the swinging direction toward the terminal plate, and each presser piece is arranged in a line so that the other end in the swinging direction is adjacent. The release member urges the other end of each holding piece to move toward the terminal plate so that the one end of each holding piece moves away from the terminal plate when the releasing operation is performed. It is characterized by the fact that it is moved, and the same effect as the invention of claim 1 is achieved.

【0058】請求項4の発明は、請求項1の発明におい
て、各弾性部材は、端子板に対向配置され端子板との間
に電線を挟持する押え片と、押え片を端子板に近付く向
きに付勢する付勢手段とで構成され、両付勢手段は解除
部材を間にして押え片を付勢する方向が反対方向となる
ように配置されており、解除部材は両付勢手段と当接
し、両付勢手段の撓み量を小さくして電線の接続状態を
解除する位置と、両付勢手段の撓み量を大きくして電線
を保持する位置との間で移動自在に配置されたことを特
徴とし、請求項1の発明と同様の効果を奏する。
According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, in the first aspect of the present invention, each elastic member is arranged so as to face the terminal plate and clamps the wire between the elastic member and the terminal plate, and a direction in which the pressing piece approaches the terminal plate. And the urging means are arranged such that the directions of urging the pressing pieces are opposite to each other with the releasing member in between, and the releasing member is provided with the urging means. It is arranged so as to be movable between a position where it abuts and reduces the amount of bending of both biasing means to release the connection state of the electric wire, and a position where the amount of bending of both biasing means is increased to hold the electric wire. With this feature, the same effect as the invention of claim 1 is achieved.

【図面の簡単な説明】[Brief description of drawings]

【図1】実施形態1の端子装置をコンセントのボディに
組み込んだ状態を示す要部拡大斜視図である。
FIG. 1 is an enlarged perspective view of essential parts showing a state in which the terminal device of Embodiment 1 is incorporated in a body of an outlet.

【図2】同上の端子装置を組み込んだコンセントを示
し、(a)は正面図、(b)は上面図である。
2A and 2B show an outlet in which the above terminal device is incorporated, FIG. 2A is a front view, and FIG. 2B is a top view.

【図3】同上のカバーを外した状態を示し、(a)は正
面図、(b)は側面図である。
FIG. 3 shows a state in which the cover is removed, in which (a) is a front view and (b) is a side view.

【図4】同上に用いるボディを示し、(a)は正面図、
(b)は右側面図、(c)は左側から見た断面図、
(d)は下面図である。
FIG. 4 shows a body used in the above, (a) is a front view,
(B) is a right side view, (c) is a sectional view seen from the left side,
(D) is a bottom view.

【図5】同上に用いるボディの背面図である。FIG. 5 is a rear view of the body used in the above.

【図6】同上に用いるボディの下側から見た断面図であ
る。
FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view seen from the lower side of the body used in the above.

【図7】同上に用いるカバーを示し、(a)は正面図、
(b)は右側面図、(c)は下面図である。
FIG. 7 shows a cover used in the above, (a) is a front view,
(B) is a right side view and (c) is a bottom view.

【図8】同上に用いるカバーの右側から見た断面図であ
る。
FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view of the cover used above when viewed from the right side.

【図9】同上に用いるカバーの背面図である。FIG. 9 is a rear view of the cover used in the above.

【図10】同上に用いる化粧プレートを示し、(a)は
上面図、(b)は上側から見た断面図、(c)は背面図
である。
FIG. 10 shows a decorative plate used for the same as above, (a) is a top view, (b) is a cross-sectional view seen from above, and (c) is a rear view.

【図11】同上に用いる端子板を示し、(a)は正面
図、(b)は下面図である。
FIG. 11 shows a terminal board used in the above, (a) is a front view and (b) is a bottom view.

【図12】同上に用いる別の端子板を示し、(a)は正
面図、(b)は下面図である。
FIG. 12 shows another terminal board used in the above, wherein (a) is a front view and (b) is a bottom view.

【図13】同上に用いる刃受ばねを示し、(a)は正面
図、(b)は下面図である。
13A and 13B show a blade receiving spring used in the above, wherein FIG. 13A is a front view and FIG. 13B is a bottom view.

【図14】同上に用いる接地部材を示し、(a)は正面
図、(b)は下面図、(c)は側面図である。
FIG. 14 shows a grounding member used in the same as above, (a) is a front view, (b) is a bottom view, and (c) is a side view.

【図15】同上に用いる刃受部材を示し、(a)は正面
図、(b)は左側面図、(c)は右側面図、(d)は上
面図である。
FIG. 15 shows a blade receiving member used for the same as above, (a) is a front view, (b) is a left side view, (c) is a right side view, and (d) is a top view.

【図16】同上に用いる解除釦を示し、(a)は正面
図、(b)は下面図、(c)は上面図、(d)は右側面
図である。
FIG. 16 shows a release button used in the same as above, (a) is a front view, (b) is a bottom view, (c) is a top view, and (d) is a right side view.

【図17】実施形態2の端子装置をボディに組み込んだ
状態を示し、(a)は解除釦を押圧していない状態の説
明図、(b)は解除釦を押し込んだ状態の説明図であ
る。
17A and 17B show a state in which the terminal device according to the second embodiment is incorporated in a body, FIG. 17A is an explanatory diagram showing a state where a release button is not pressed, and FIG. 17B is an explanatory diagram showing a state where the release button is pressed. .

【図18】同上の要部拡大斜視図である。FIG. 18 is an enlarged perspective view of an essential part of the above.

【図19】同上に用いる解除釦の斜視図である。FIG. 19 is a perspective view of a release button used in the above.

【図20】同上の電線接続状態の説明図である。FIG. 20 is an explanatory diagram of the electric wire connection state of the above.

【図21】同上の端子装置をボディに組み込んだ状態の
斜視図である。
FIG. 21 is a perspective view showing a state in which the above terminal device is incorporated in a body.

【図22】(a)(b)は同上をボディに組み込んだ状
態の外観斜視図である。
22 (a) and (b) are external perspective views showing a state in which the same is incorporated in a body.

【図23】(a)〜(c)は実施形態3の端子装置をボ
ディに組み込んだ状態の説明図である。
23 (a) to 23 (c) are explanatory views showing a state in which the terminal device of Embodiment 3 is incorporated in a body.

【図24】同上の電線接続状態の説明図である。FIG. 24 is an explanatory diagram of the electric wire connection state of the above.

【図25】(a)は同上に用いる押え板の斜視図、
(b)は同上に用いる端子片の斜視図である。
FIG. 25 (a) is a perspective view of a holding plate used in the same as above;
(B) is a perspective view of a terminal piece used in the above.

【図26】(a)〜(c)は同上の要部斜視図である。26 (a) to (c) are perspective views of relevant parts of the same.

【図27】同上をボディに組み込んだ状態を裏面側から
見た斜視図である。
FIG. 27 is a perspective view of the state where the same is incorporated into a body as seen from the back surface side.

【図28】従来の端子装置を配線器具のボディに組み込
んだ状態を正面から見た図である。
FIG. 28 is a front view showing a state in which a conventional terminal device is incorporated in a body of a wiring device.

【図29】同上の要部断面図である。FIG. 29 is a cross-sectional view of relevant parts of the same.

【図30】同上の要部斜視図である。FIG. 30 is a perspective view of an essential part of the above.

【符号の説明】[Explanation of symbols]

A 端子装置 36a 端子板ブロック 37 端子片 38 当接片 60 鎖錠ばね 61 中央片 62 鎖錠片 63 接触片 65 解除釦 66 押圧突起 A terminal device 36a terminal block 37 terminal strip 38 Contact piece 60 locking spring 61 central piece 62 lock pieces 63 contact piece 65 release button 66 Press protrusion

Claims (4)

【特許請求の範囲】[Claims] 【請求項1】端子板と、前記端子板との間に挿入される
電線により撓めらて前記電線をそれぞれ弾性保持する一
対の弾性部材と、前記一対の弾性部材を電線の接続状態
を解除する方向に同時に撓ませるための解除部材とを備
え、電線を接続する際に前記一対の弾性部材が同一平面
内で撓むように前記一対の弾性部材を並べて配置したこ
とを特徴とする端子装置。
1. A terminal plate, a pair of elastic members for elastically holding each of the electric wires by being bent by an electric wire inserted between the terminal plate and the terminal plate, and disconnecting the electric wires from the pair of elastic members. And a release member for simultaneously bending in a direction in which the pair of elastic members are arranged so that the pair of elastic members bend in the same plane when connecting the electric wire.
【請求項2】前記各弾性部材は、電線の挿入方向におい
て先端が端子板に近付く向きに傾斜するとともに、挿入
された電線の芯線に先端が食い込むことによって端子板
との間に電線を挟持する鎖錠片を備えた鎖錠ばねからな
り、一対の鎖錠ばねは鎖錠片を互いに対向させた状態で
配置されており、前記解除部材は、解除操作時に両鎖錠
ばねの鎖錠片をそれぞれ押圧する一対の押圧突起を有
し、各押圧突起を各鎖錠片と対向させるようにして両鎖
錠ばねの間に配置されたことを特徴とする請求項1記載
の端子装置。
2. The elastic members are inclined such that the tip ends approach the terminal plate in the insertion direction of the electric wire, and the tip bites into the core wire of the inserted electric wire to hold the electric wire between the elastic member and the terminal plate. It consists of a locking spring with a locking piece, a pair of locking springs are arranged with the locking pieces facing each other, the release member, the locking pieces of both locking springs during the release operation. 2. The terminal device according to claim 1, further comprising a pair of pressing projections for pressing the pressing projections, the pressing projections being arranged between the locking springs so that the pressing projections face the locking pieces.
【請求項3】前記各弾性部材は、前記端子板に対して揺
動自在に取り付けられ揺動方向における一端部と前記端
子板との間で電線を挟持する押え片と、前記押え片の揺
動方向における一端部を前記端子板に近付く向きに付勢
する付勢手段とで構成され、前記各押え片は揺動方向に
おける他端部が隣り合うようにして一列に配置されてお
り、前記解除部材は、解除操作時に前記各押え片の他端
部を前記端子板に近付く向きに押圧することによって、
前記各押え片の一端部が前記端子板から離れる方向へ、
前記各押え片を揺動させることを特徴とする請求項1記
載の端子装置。
3. Each of the elastic members is swingably attached to the terminal plate and holds a wire between one end in the swing direction of the elastic member and the terminal plate, and a swinging motion of the pressing piece. And a biasing means for biasing one end in the moving direction toward the terminal plate, and the pressing pieces are arranged in a line so that the other end in the swinging direction is adjacent to each other. The release member presses the other end of each pressing piece toward the terminal plate during the release operation,
In the direction in which one end of each pressing piece is separated from the terminal plate,
The terminal device according to claim 1, wherein each of the pressing pieces is swung.
【請求項4】前記各弾性部材は、前記端子板に対向配置
され前記端子板との間に電線を挟持する押え片と、前記
押え片を前記端子板に近付く向きに付勢する付勢手段と
で構成され、両付勢手段は前記解除部材を間にして押え
片を付勢する方向が反対方向となるように配置されてお
り、前記解除部材は両付勢手段と当接し、両付勢手段の
撓み量を小さくして電線の接続状態を解除する位置と、
両付勢手段の撓み量を大きくして電線を保持する位置と
の間で移動自在に配置されたことを特徴とする請求項1
記載の端子装置。
4. Each of the elastic members is a pressing piece that is arranged so as to face the terminal plate and holds an electric wire between the elastic plate and the terminal plate, and a biasing means that biases the pressing piece toward the terminal plate. And both urging means are arranged such that the pressing members are urged in the opposite directions with the releasing member in between. A position for releasing the connection state of the electric wire by reducing the amount of bending of the biasing means,
2. A flexure amount of both urging means is increased so as to be movable between a position for holding the electric wire and the urging means.
The terminal device described.
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