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JP2006269104A
JP2006269104A JP2005081538A JP2005081538A JP2006269104A JP 2006269104 A JP2006269104 A JP 2006269104A JP 2005081538 A JP2005081538 A JP 2005081538A JP 2005081538 A JP2005081538 A JP 2005081538A JP 2006269104 A JP2006269104 A JP 2006269104A
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Osamu Sudo
智洋 池田
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A battery connector with good wearability is provided.
A bus bar accommodating portion for accommodating a bus bar connected to an electrode of a battery, an electric wire insertion groove for accommodating an electric wire with a terminal connected to the electrode, and a lid covering the electric wire insertion groove. In the battery connector 1 provided, the lid 35 is provided with a flexible rod 58, and the flexible rod is fixed to the wall portions 34, 78 of the wire insertion groove with a fixing material together with the electric wire 45 with a terminal in the wire insertion groove. The flexible rod 58 was connected to the lid 35 via the hinge portion 59. The terminal bus bar 8 in the terminal bus bar accommodating portion 12 is provided with a connecting portion 11 in a direction orthogonal to the electrode 7, and a power supply terminal 53 is connected to the connecting portion from a direction orthogonal to the electrode.
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  The present invention relates to a battery connector for connecting batteries of an electric vehicle (including a hybrid car) in series with a bus bar.

  FIG. 10 shows one form of a conventional battery connector (see Patent Document 1).

  The battery connector 61 is mounted on the front and rear sides of the battery assembly 69 and connects the batteries 62 in series. A plurality of conductive metal bus bars 65 and 65 ′ are provided on a horizontally long plate 63 made of insulating resin. Have in parallel.

  The bus bar 65 has an insertion hole 66 for the positive and negative male screw type electrodes (polar poles) 67 and 68 of the two adjacent batteries 62, and is press-fitted or inserted into the receiving recess 64 of the plate 63. It is fixed. The electrodes 67 and 68 are tightened and connected to the bus bar 65 with nuts 70.

  A bus bar 65 ′ having one insertion hole is fixed to both ends of the battery connection body 61 on the front side, and the battery 62 and the positive and negative electrodes 67 and 68 on both ends of the battery assembly 69 are connected to each bus bar 65. It is connected to a power line (not shown) with a terminal through '. Further, a voltage detecting terminal-attached electric wire (not shown) is connected to each bus bar 65, 65 ', and the voltage of each battery 62 is detected.

  The plate 63 is integrally provided with a cover 71 made of an insulating resin so as to be freely rotatable. By closing the cover 71, the bus bars 65, 65 ′, the electrodes 67, 68, and the nut 70 are placed in the receiving recesses 64. It is housed and insulated and protected from the outside. The battery assembly 69 is housed and fixed in a pack case of the vehicle, and constitutes a battery pack together with the battery connector 61 and other auxiliary machines.

  As another form (not shown) of the conventional battery connection body, each bus bar is accommodated in a case instead of the plate, a wire insertion groove is integrally formed along the case, and the case covers the wire insertion groove Some lids are integrally provided with hinges.

  Similarly to the previous example, this battery connection body is also mounted vertically on the side end of the battery assembly, and each bus bar in the case is tightened and connected to the electrode (polar column) of each battery from the side with a nut. The battery electrodes at both the left and right ends are connected to external power supply terminals with electric wires in the case by a nut from the side, and the electric wires are connected to an outer electrical connection box, auxiliary equipment, or the like.

After connecting each electrode, the bus bar, and the terminal with the electric wire, the cover is closed to the case, and the high voltage connection portion between the electrode and the bus bar and the like is safely insulated and protected from the outside. The battery connector is housed in the pack case of the vehicle together with the battery assembly.
JP 2000-333343 A (second page, FIG. 11)

  However, in the above conventional battery connector, when the electric wire with terminal for voltage detection is accommodated in the electric wire insertion groove of the case and the long lid is closed, the end of the long lid is external. There is a problem that the long lid is inadvertently opened due to being easily caught in the structure of the operator or the hand of the operator. In that case, since each electric wire jumps out from the electric wire insertion groove, in order to prevent it, it is necessary to fix each electric wire to the case in advance with a band or the like, and further retighten the opened lid. The troublesome work was necessary.

  For example, when the position of the battery electrode is set low, the battery case of the terminal is obstructed by the pack case of the vehicle, and the terminal of the battery of the terminal is laterally (horizontal direction) to the terminal with the electric wire in the case of the battery connection body. Therefore, there is a problem that it is difficult to tighten and connect with a nut.

  In view of the above-described points, the present invention can prevent inadvertent opening due to catching with the outside of a lid that accommodates a voltage-detecting terminal-attached electric wire, and for example, even when the position of a battery electrode is low To provide a battery connector that can efficiently connect the battery electrode of the terminal to an external power source terminal with electric wires with good workability, and generally speaking, to provide a battery connector with good wearability. Objective.

  To achieve the above object, a battery connector according to claim 1 of the present invention includes a bus bar housing portion that houses a bus bar connected to an electrode of a battery, and an electric wire that houses an electric wire with a terminal connected to the electrode. A battery connector including an insertion groove and a lid that covers the wire insertion groove, wherein the lid is provided with a flexible rod, and the flexible rod is a fixing material together with the terminal-equipped wire in the wire insertion groove. It is fixed to the wall portion of the insertion groove.

  With the above configuration, the flexible rod is free to be bent in a free state, and the flexible rod is fixed to the wall portion of the wire insertion groove with a fixing material together with the electric wire, so that the flexible rod can be attached to an external structure or an operator's hand. Even when the flexible hook is caught, etc., the flexible rod is bent to release the external force, and the flexible rod acts as a fixing portion of the lid, so that an inadvertent opening of the lid is surely prevented. As the fixing material, a band, a tape, or the like is preferable. The bus bar is for connecting batteries in series.

  The battery connector according to claim 2 is the battery connector according to claim 1, wherein the flexible rod is coupled to the lid via a hinge portion.

  With the above configuration, the flexibility of the flexible rod increases, and when the flexible rod is fixed to the electric wire, the flexible rod and the electric wire are fixed in close contact with each other, and the fixing force is increased.

  The battery connector according to claim 3 is the battery connector according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the terminal bus bar in the terminal bus bar housing part is provided with a connection part in a direction perpendicular to the electrode, and the connection part is provided with the connection part. A terminal for power supply is connected from a direction orthogonal to the electrode.

  With the above configuration, for example, even when the position of the electrode of the battery is low and the tip of the horizontal electrode is close to or covered with the vertical battery pack case of the vehicle, the direction orthogonal to the electrode (upward) Thus, an external power supply terminal is connected to the connection portion of the terminal bus bar with good workability. As the connection portion, a male screw type pole, a female screw type hole or nut is applied.

  According to the first aspect of the present invention, even when the flexible rod is caught by an external structure or an operator's hand, the flexible rod is fixed to the wall portion of the wire insertion groove integrally with the lid. Therefore, inadvertent opening of the lid is surely prevented, and the jumping out of the electric wire from the electric wire insertion groove, the troublesome reinserting operation of the electric wire and the reclosing operation of the lid are eliminated. Thereby, the mounting property of the battery connector is improved.

  According to the second aspect of the present invention, the flexible rod is greatly bent and fixed in close contact with the electric wire, and the fixing force of the lid is increased, so that inadvertent opening of the lid is more reliably prevented.

  According to the third aspect of the present invention, for example, even when the position of the electrode of the battery is low and the tip of the horizontal electrode is close to or covered with the vertical battery pack case of the vehicle, the electrode is An external power source terminal can be efficiently connected with good workability from the orthogonal direction (above) to the connection portion of the terminal bus bar.

  1 to 4 show an embodiment of a battery connector according to the present invention.

  The battery connector 1 is composed of an insulating resin case 2 (FIGS. 1 to 3) and an insulating resin cover 3 (FIG. 4). The case 2 is provided with a plurality of bus bar accommodating portions 4 in parallel. Terminal bus bar housing portion that connects the electrode (polar pole) 7 of the outermost battery 6 of the battery assembly 5 (FIG. 7) to a substantially L-shaped terminal bus bar 8 (FIG. 3) at both left and right ends in the longitudinal direction. 12 is provided.

  The terminal bus bar 8 (FIG. 3) protrudes laterally from the terminal bus bar housing portion 12, and the high-voltage terminal bus bar 8 is connected to the bulged portion (sub-portion) of the cover 3 with the cover 3 (FIG. 4) attached to the case 2. The movable lid 15 which is covered with a housing portion 13 and is opened and closed near the end of the bulging portion 13 through a thin hinge 14 is opened, and the pole column (terminal or connecting portion) of the protruding portion 10 of the terminal bus bar 8 is opened. ) 11 can be exposed.

  The pole 11 is, for example, a bolt having a flat head, the shaft portion of the bolt passes through the hole of the protruding portion 10, and the flat head is fixed to the back surface of the protruding portion 10 by welding or the like. The protruding portion 10 continues perpendicularly to one plate portion 9 in the terminal bus bar accommodating portion 12 through an intermediate curved portion.

  In order to lock the movable lid 15 (FIG. 4) to the case 2, positioning ribs 17 project from the substrate portion 16 of the case 2 so as to face the protruding portion 10 of the terminal bus bar 8, and the front wall ( A slit hole 18 into which the rib 17 is inserted and engaged is provided in a portion on the free end side of the substitute (reference numeral 15), and a pair of auxiliary ribs 19 project from both side edges of the slit hole 18.

  In addition, a flexible locking claw (locking portion) 21 is formed on the short side wall 20 of the end of the movable lid 15 so as to be almost the same height as the auxiliary rib 19, and the locking claw 21 is free of the movable lid 15. On the end side, the flexible piece 23 has a projecting short claw portion 22.

  The substrate portion 16 of the terminal of the case 2 is hollow and formed in a substantially reverse concave shape in cross section, has a rib-like wall portion 24 on the back side of the substrate portion 16, and the rib 17 protrudes from the center of the outer surface of the rib wall 24. The end of the rib wall 24 is bent at a substantially right angle, and the bent wall 25 is an engaging wall for the claw portion 22 of the locking claw 21.

  As shown in FIG. 1, the substrate portion 16 of the case 2 continues integrally with the side wall of the adjacent terminal bus bar accommodating portion 12. A circular electrode insertion hole 26 is provided in the bottom wall of the terminal bus bar housing portion 12, and a peripheral wall including a side wall (substitute with reference numeral 12) is orthogonal to the inner wall 28 of the electric wire insertion groove 27 integral with the substrate portion 16. ing.

  The bus bar housing part 4 is connected to the inner wall (wall part) 28 of the electric wire insertion groove 27 adjacent to the terminal bus bar housing part 12 through the support part 29 so that the terminal bus bar housing part 12 and the bus bar housing part 4 are mutually connected. It is located independently without being consecutive. Each bus bar accommodating portion 4 is connected to each other by a flexible substantially U-shaped flexible hinge 30 (FIG. 3) so as to be able to absorb the positional deviation of the electrodes 7 and the like of each battery 6. An electric wire 45 with a terminal for voltage detection (FIG. 5) is inserted into the inner space of the support column 29. The voltage detection terminal 44 (FIG. 5) is also mounted in each bus bar accommodating portion 4.

  Locking protrusions (locking means) 31 for the cover 3 are provided on the outer walls of the terminal busbar housing portion 12 and the busbar housing portion 4. A bus bar locking claw 32 is provided on the inner wall of the bus bar accommodating portion 4, and an electrode insertion hole 33 is provided on the bottom wall. A long and narrow lid 35 (FIGS. 1 and 5) is opened and closed at the opening end of the outer wall (wall portion) 34 of the wire insertion groove 27 through a plurality of narrow and thin parallel hinges 56. It is provided freely.

  A plate-like main body 57 of the lid 35 is formed to be shorter than the entire length of the case 2, and an elongated, substantially rectangular bar-shaped flexible rod 58 is formed at the center in the width direction of the left and right ends of the main body 57 to form a pair of left and right flexible members. The total length of the collar 58 and the lid main body 57 is substantially equal to the entire length of the case 2.

  The flexible rod 58 is connected to the lid main body portion 57 by a thin and thin hinge portion 59 and can be bent mainly in the thickness direction of the lid main body portion 57. An outward projecting portion 60 is bent at the tip of the flexible rod 58, and the projecting portion 60 functions as a portion for stopping a fixing material (not shown) such as a band or a tape so as not to slide down. The outer surface 58a (FIG. 2) of the flexible rod 58 is preferably curved or tapered so that the fixing material can be wound smoothly.

  The flexible rod 58 can be flexed also from the hinge portion 59 and the flexible rod itself is thin and easy to bend. Therefore, before the flexible rod 58 is united with the voltage detection electric wire 45 (FIG. 5), the flexible rod 58 is bent. Even when it is caught in an external structure or an operator's hand, there is no problem that the flexible rod 58 is damaged or the closed lid 35 is opened carelessly.

  A rectangular cutout 72 is provided in the outer wall 34 of the wire insertion groove 27 corresponding to the flexible rod 58, and a fixing material insertion hole 73 (wall portion) 78 is formed in the bottom wall (wall portion) 78 of the wire insertion groove 27. FIG. 5) is provided. The electric wire insertion groove 27 is configured by being surrounded by parallel inner side walls 28, outer side walls 34, and a bottom wall 78 perpendicular to them.

  With the lid 35 closed as shown in FIG. 2, the flexible rod 58 is positioned at the center of the opening of the wire insertion groove, and faces the flexible rod 58 with a side cutout hole 72 and a bottom hole 73 (FIG. 5). ) Is located. The flexible rod 58 is wound and fixed together with a plurality of electric wires 45 for voltage detection (FIG. 5) with a fixing material such as a band. Therefore, the flexible rod 58 is difficult to be caught by an external structure or an operator's hand. Even when the flexible rod 58 is caught, the flexible rod 58 is integrally fixed to the electric wire 45. Opening is reliably prevented. Further, since the flexible rod 58 functions as a fixing portion for preventing the lid 35 from opening, it is not necessary to provide a lock member such as the lock claw 74 at the end of the lid 35.

  Further, since the flexible rod 58 can be bent in the radial direction of the electric wire 45 toward the inner side of the electric wire insertion groove 27, the flexible rod 58 easily adheres to the electric wire 45, and the electric wire 45 bends outward toward the flexible rod 58. The electric wire 45 is arranged straight at least in the electric wire insertion groove 27.

  Further, when the flexible rod 58 is not used (when the electric wire 45 is not bundled with a fixing material), for example, the flexible rod 58 can be folded inward from the hinge and hidden in the electric wire insertion groove 27. Thereby, the flexible rod 58 does not get in the way, and the appearance of the protruding flexible rod 58 is not impaired.

  A plurality of lock claws 74 are orthogonally arranged at the rotation end of the lid 35 on the opposite side to the hinge 56 in parallel. The lock claw 74 has a protrusion 74 a on the outer surface, and an engagement frame piece 75 (FIG. 5) for the lock claw 74 is provided on the outer surface of the inner wall 28 of the wire insertion groove 27. The engaging frame piece 75 is disposed in a gap between the inner wall of the bus bar housing portion 4 and the inner wall 28 of the wire insertion groove 27 parallel to the inner wall.

  A substantially U-shaped flexible hinge 76 (FIG. 5) is formed on the inner wall 28 of the wire insertion groove 27, and a notch slit 77 is provided on the outer wall 34 so as to face the flexible hinge 76. Can be expanded and contracted in the longitudinal direction together with each bus bar accommodating portion 4 to absorb the displacement.

  As shown in FIGS. 4 and 6, the cover 3 includes a substantially plate-shaped main body portion 36 that covers the horizontally long case 2, and a substantially plate-shaped sub-body portion 38 that is rotatably connected to the main body portion 36 via a hinge 37. The bulging portion 13 is integrally formed at both longitudinal ends of the main body portion 36. The bulging portion 13 is composed of a peripheral wall 39 raised from a plate portion (represented by reference numeral 36) of the main portion 36, and a ceiling wall 40 that is orthogonal to the peripheral wall 39 and positioned parallel to the plate portion. The movable lid 15 is integrally formed on the top wall 40 so as to be openable and closable via a thin hinge 14 at the notched portion. A frame wall 42 is provided that connects the extension plate 41 of the peripheral wall 39 and the main body 36 to protect the movable lid 15 from interference with the outside. The movable lid 15 rotates inside the frame wall 42.

  As shown in FIG. 5, the two-hole bus bar 43 is accommodated in each bus bar accommodating portion 4 of the case 2, and the terminal 44 with a wire for voltage detection is accommodated in one side of each bus bar accommodating portion 4 and the terminal bus bar accommodating portion 12. The electric wire 45 is accommodated in the electric wire insertion groove 27, and in the terminal bus bar accommodating portion 12, one connection portion 9 of the high-voltage terminal bus bar 8 (FIG. 3) is accommodated from above the terminal 44, and the other connection portion 10 protrudes from the above. It protrudes outward as a part and is covered with the bulging portion 13 of the cover 3 and the movable lid 15 and is insulated and protected safely from the outside.

  By engaging each locking projection 31 of the terminal bus bar housing portion 12 and the bus bar housing portion 4 with a flexible frame piece (locking means) 46 erected on the main body portion 36 of the cover 3 in FIG. The case 2 is locked and fixed to the cover 3. Positioning pieces 47 are erected facing the flexible frame pieces 46, and the peripheral walls of the terminal bus bar housing portion 12 and the bus bar housing portion 3 enter and engage between the flexible frame pieces 46 and the positioning pieces 47. . On the extension of the flexible frame piece 46, linear ribs 48 are provided for contacting the peripheral walls. In FIG. 6, reference numeral 49 denotes an annular recess that accommodates the tip of the battery electrode 7. The sub-body portion 38 of the cover 3 is locked to the battery assembly 5 side (FIG. 7) by the locking frame piece 50.

  FIG. 7 shows a state where the battery connector 1 is mounted on a battery pack 51 of an electric vehicle (including a hybrid car). The battery pack 51 includes a battery assembly 5 formed of a plurality of parallel batteries and a pack case 52 that accommodates and fixes the battery assembly 5. The battery connector 1 is arranged vertically (vertically) at the front end of the battery assembly 5. Each battery 6 contains a cylindrical battery horizontally as shown in FIG.

  Electrodes 7 (FIG. 3) project in the horizontal direction at the end of each battery 6 at the height intermediate portion (low position) of the battery assembly 5, and each bus bar 8, 43 of the battery connector 1 is nut-tightened to each electrode 7. The main body 36 of the cover 3 of the battery connector 1 is located in the lower half of the battery assembly 5, and the main body 3 covers the case 2 and the bus bars 8, 43. The sub-body portion 38 of the cover 3 is located in the half, the main body portion 36 of the cover 3 is covered with the front pack case 52a, and the sub-body portion 38 protrudes (exposes) above the pack case 52a. In FIG. 7, the tip of the electrode 7 is located at the annular portion 49.

  Before the battery assembly 5 is accommodated in the pack case 52, the bus bars 8 and 43 of the battery connector 1 are tightened and connected to the electrodes 7 of the batteries 6 from the horizontal direction with nuts, and the battery connector 5 is connected to the battery assembly 5. 1 is mounted, and the battery assembly 5 is accommodated in the pack case 52 integrally with the battery connector 1.

  The movable lid 15 provided in the main part 36 of the cover 3 is horizontally positioned in the closed state, and the outer surface of the movable lid 15 is the upper surface. The lower upper end of the front pack case 52a is positioned near the front or lower side of the movable lid 15, and the movable lid 15 is rotatable using the upper space of the pack case 52a. The movable lid 15 is arranged corresponding to the low pack case 52a.

  In the prior art (FIG. 10), the electrode is arranged on the upper end side of the battery assembly. However, in the battery assembly 5 of this embodiment, the electrode 7 is arranged at substantially the center in the height direction. Thus, the movable lid 15 can be easily opened and closed. In FIG. 7, even if the pack case 52a is extended upward higher than the movable lid 15, the movable lid 15 is 90 degrees or more in parallel with the pack case 52a until it contacts the inner surface of the pack case 52a. Since it can be opened at any angle, there is no problem.

  FIG. 8 shows a state in which the movable lid 15 on the one end (right end) side of the cover 3 is opened. The movable lid 15 is simply closed by pushing it with a finger in a substantially horizontal direction as indicated by an arrow A and turning it. The When the movable lid 15 is closed, the rib 17 of the case 2 enters the slit hole 18 of the movable lid 15, so that the movable lid 15 is accurately positioned in the case 2, and the locking claw 21 of the movable lid 15 is in this state. The bent wall 25 of the case 2 is smoothly and reliably engaged, and the movable lid 15 can be easily and reliably locked (closed).

  In FIG. 8, the male threaded pole column (terminal) 11 of the terminal bus bar 8 is positioned vertically, and before closing the movable lid 15, a terminal with a high-voltage electric wire is connected to the pole column 11 from above. It is tightened and connected. That is, since the terminal bus bar is bent in a substantially L shape and the pole column is erected vertically on the horizontal protruding portion (plate portion), it is possible to easily and efficiently connect the terminal with the electric wire from above. it can. Thereby, although the pack case 52a of the front side has covered the front surface of the main part of a cover, connection with the terminal bus bar of a battery connection body and a terminal with an electric wire can be performed with sufficient workability. The movable lid 15 is closed after the connection with the terminal with the electric wire, and the high voltage terminal connection portion is insulated and protected from the outside.

  The same applies to the other end (left end) side of the cover 3 in FIG. 9. A terminal 53 with a power supply wire is mounted on the pole column (terminal) 11 of the terminal bus bar 8 from above, and the nut 53 is As a result, the connection of the terminal 53 with electric wire is easily and reliably performed in a narrow space in the battery pack. As shown in FIG. 7, the electric wire 54 is connected to an electric connection box 55 in the battery pack 51 or another auxiliary machine.

  In the above embodiment, the flexible rod 58 of the lid 35 of the case 2 is fixed to the wall portions 34 and 78 (FIG. 5) of the wire insertion groove 27 together with the electric wire 45 with a terminal for voltage detection with a fixing material. For example, the flexible rod 58 may be fixed to the electric wire 45 with a terminal with a fixing material, and the electric wire 45 with the terminal may be fixed to the wall portion of the electric wire insertion groove 27 with a fixing material separately from the flexible rod 58. This is effective, for example, when a flexible rod 58 is connected to the middle portion in the longitudinal direction of the lid 35.

  In the above embodiment, the male bus-type pole column 11 is provided as a connection portion on the terminal bus bar 8. However, a hole or a nut (not shown) following the hole is provided as a connection portion instead of the pole column 11, and the battery 6 It is also possible to connect a terminal 53 (FIG. 9) with an electric wire for power supply to the nut with a bolt (not shown) from a direction orthogonal to the electrode 7.

  Further, in the above embodiment, the locking protrusion 31 is provided on the case 2 and the flexible frame piece 46 is provided on the cover 3 as a mutual locking means between the case 2 and the cover 3. For example, it is also possible to provide a flexible frame piece or the like on the case 2 and a locking projection or the like on the cover 3.

It is a perspective view which shows one Embodiment of the case of the battery connection body which concerns on this invention. It is a perspective view which shows the principal part of the case of a battery connection body similarly. It is a perspective view which shows the state which mounted | wore the terminal bus bar in the case. It is a perspective view which shows the state which attached the cover to the case. It is a top view which shows one Embodiment of the case of a battery connection body. It is a top view which shows one Embodiment of the cover of a battery connection body. It is a perspective view which shows the state which mounted | wore the battery pack of the vehicle with the battery connection body. It is a principal part perspective view which shows the state which exposed the terminal bus bar of the right end of a battery connection body similarly. It is a principal part perspective view which shows the state which connects the electric wire with a terminal to the terminal bus bar of the left end of a battery connection body. It is a disassembled perspective view which shows the state which mounts the conventional battery connection body to a battery assembly.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Battery connection body 4 Bus bar accommodating part 6 Battery 7 Electrode 8 Terminal bus bar 11 Polar pole (connection part)
12 Terminal bus bar housing part 27 Electric wire insertion groove 34, 78 Wall part 35 Lid 43 Bus bar 45 Electric wire with terminal 53 Power supply terminal 58 Flexible hook 59 Hinge part

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  1.   A battery connector comprising: a bus bar housing portion that houses a bus bar connected to an electrode of a battery; an electric wire insertion groove that accommodates an electric wire with a terminal connected to the electrode; and a lid that covers the electric wire insertion groove; The battery connector is provided with a flexible rod, and the flexible rod is fixed to a wall portion of the electric wire insertion groove with a fixing material together with the electric wire with terminal in the electric wire insertion groove.
  2.   The battery connector according to claim 1, wherein the flexible rod is coupled to the lid via a hinge portion.
  3.   The terminal bus bar in the terminal bus bar accommodating portion is provided with a connection portion in a direction orthogonal to the electrode, and a power supply terminal is connected to the connection portion from a direction orthogonal to the electrode. The battery connector according to 1 or 2.
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