The hermaphrodite electrical connector part of claim 1, in which said part is molded, and in which said contact housings and cavities are laterally separated into two groups respectively by a rigidifying body wall defining a spacing between the two groups corresponding to the spacing between the center lines of adjacent housings, whereby said mating pair of connector parts can be keyed for use together by appropriately arranging modular parts in the mold therefor.4.
The hermaphrodite electrical connector part of claim 3, in which the separations between said forwardly extending portions of said terminal housings terminate substantially in line with the forward ends of said partitions.5.
The parts are designed to facilitate their telescoping connection and to rigidify and strengthen the assembled connector.
The connector construction leads itself to the production of a simple but effective wire-splicer.1.
A hermaphrodite housing assembly containing a plurality of positions for supporting a plurality of electrical connectors, secured captively in respective halves of the assembly for mating contacts positioned in opposite portions of the assembly....
A hermaphrodite housing assembly containing a plurality of positions for supporting a plurality of electrical connectors, secured captively in respective halves of the assembly for mating contacts positioned in opposite portions of the assembly.a first wall, having thickness and extending above said flat base, said first wall aligned with the edge of said flat base and forming one side of said body and half of the sides of said body adjacent to said one side, said flat base abutting the inside of said first wall,a second wall, having thickness and extending above said flat base, said second wall recessed from the edge of said flat base at least the thickness of said first wall and forming the opposite side of said body from said one side and forming half of the sides of said body adjacent to said opposite side, said flat base extending outside the base of said second wall substantially the same distance from said second wall as the thickness of said first wall, said flat base, said first wall and said second wall combining for forming a receptical,2. This invention relates to a hermaphrodite housing assembly for connecting a number of electrical wires, the housing containing a number of contacts which make electrical connections by engaging with contacts of the other housing at right angles.
It is so arranged that when these housings are assembled, fork portions of both housings intersect each other at right angles.
The movie "Berlin '36" is currently being screened in Germany.A hermaphrodite housing assembly as in claim 1 and in which each projection of each pair of projections is off set from the other of the particular pair both laterally and longitudinally by equal amounts and each pair of projections is off set from adjacent pairs of projections both laterally and longitudinally by equal amounts.3. 3 is a perspective view of a contact to be contained in the housing and, FIG. In order to mate the contacts of this type according to the known art, two housings were prepared.A hermaphrodite housing assembly as in claim 2 and in which adjacent corners of each projection of each pair of projections include a slot extending into the respective projection, the openings formed by the slots in each pair of projections having a parallel relationship with each other slot in each other pair of projections and the opening formed by slots in one pair of projections is equidistant from the openings formed by the slots in adjacent pairs of projections. 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment of the housing according to the present invention; FIG. One housing is formed as a socket type with the contacts being embedded in the housing, and the other housing is formed as a plug type with fork portions of the contacts contained in the housing exposed.When the two connector parts are secured together the engaging contacts are substantially completely enclosed and insulated from adjacent contacts.The construction is such as to accommodate itself to the reception of a substantial number of contact pairs without adversely affecting the strength of the connector, and to be readily manufacturable in a plurality of patterns through the use of a modular mold construction; the use of a plurality of patterns permits the employment in a given piece of equipment of a number of pairs of associatable parts which can only be associated with one another in those predetermined pairs, thus positively preventing the making of incorrect electrical connections.