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A SERVICEABLE UNITARY MOLDED CABLE CONNECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005548D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

John P. Murzansky: AUTHOR

Abstract

Illustrated below is a serviceable, unitary molded cable connector. It is particularly suitable for use as a subminiature "D" cable connector. The connector is adapted to be mated with either commercial sub miniature "D" bulk head mounts or to a complimentary cable terminating connector.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments Volume 4 April 1984

A SERVICEABLE UNITARY MOLDED CABLE CONNECTOR

by John P. Murzansky

   Illustrated below is a serviceable, unitary molded cable connector. It is particularly suitable for use as a subminiature "D" cable connector. The connector is adapted to be mated with either commercial sub miniature "D" bulk head mounts or to a complimentary cable terminating connector.

   The cable connector is particularly advantageous in that it is of unitary, single piece construction. It is an injection molded part that employs living hinges to attach the two clam shell covers to the connector body. Molded into the clam shell cover section is a tongue and groove detail that provides an inherent weather resistant feature to the cable connector. Further, a molded rubber grommet is captivated by the clam shell covers and acts as both a weather seal and a strain relief for the cable leads.

   Another major advantage of this cable connector is its serviceability. No special tools are required for adding, removing, or replacing individual contacts. With most cable connectors, contacts must be forceably removed with the result that most contacts are permanently damaged. However, in this design, the contact pins are retained by a camming action of the clam shell cover against the shoulder of the pin contact. Accordingly, pin contacts may be removed, replaced, or added in the field without damaging the contact thereby providing a highly serviceable cable...