Publication Date

Summer 8-13-2020

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

For the professional who wants to improve electrical connections an reduce inefficiencies, our product is a modified preexisting Bussmann electrical fuse connector. The modified connector block has an angled through hole that slopes creating a valley for wires to sit in, along with a different set screw to further hold the wire connection refer to figure 9 for a CAD model depicting the modified block. With the angled through hole and chisel pointed set screw the wire is forced to wrap around the screw and then overcome the force placed by the screw to loosen from thermal expansion. Unlike current connector blocks where overtime wires loosen due to thermal expansion causing arcing and hotter connection, our product solves this by maintaining a tighter connection longer.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (UMSL JME 410)

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