Electrical Outlet Splash Protector
Patent application, filed 21 Dec 98
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A splash protector in combination with an electrical outlet includes a shield member having a first shield portion and a second shield portion opposite to the first shield portion. A spring member is provided in connection with the first and second shield portions. An outlet cover includes an outer face with a pair of rectangular slot openings and a grounding pin opening formed therein, and an inner face having a recessed area with an outer perimeter of the recessed area encompassing at least the pair of rectangular slot openings and grounding pin opening, but less than an outer dimension of the outlet cover. A spring-supporting post is formed on the inner face of the outlet cover and projecting therefrom such that the spring member fits within facing inner sides of the first and second shield portions so that the first and second shields completely block external access to the rectangular slot openings and grounding pin opening of the outlet cover. Upon selectively actuating the spring, the shield portions are moved away from the rectangular slot openings and grounding pin opening.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Safety Engineering