connector block

connector block

[kə′nek·tər ‚bläk]
(electronics)
A device for connecting two cables without using plugs, similar to a barrier strip but larger, in which wires from one cable are attached to lugs of screws on one side, and wires from the other cable are fastened to corresponding points on the opposite side.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"If the connector block was wired incorrectly, there is a risk of overheating which in extreme circumstances could lead to a fire.
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The company was searching for a way to reduce scrap, as well as shrink overall device volume, so it pre-assembled the system in one stack with the correct number of contacts, an end cap and a connector block with a set screw for mechanical fixation of the lead.
An investigation by the HSA found a white connector block was incorrectly wired.
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For instance, one Philips Medical supplier manufactures the connector block, which accepts the electrical connections that monitor the patient.