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FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007504D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

William Radmer: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A common problem with audio accessories such as earpieces and headsets, is the breakage ofthe wires that secure them to the portable radio. This is usu- ally a result of constant flexing during normal oper- ation. A possible alternative to the strain relief that is ohen used today is offered in the diagram below.

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MO7DROLA ,Echnical Developments

FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR

by William Radmer and Stan Zydek

  A common problem with audio accessories such as earpieces and headsets, is the breakage ofthe wires that secure them to the portable radio. This is usu- ally a result of constant flexing during normal oper- ation. A possible alternative to the strain relief that is ohen used today is offered in the diagram below.

A wire is attached with solder (or by some other method) into a conductive sphere that is free to rotate

within a semi-circular, insulated housing. A por- tion of the sphere sticks, out of the bottom of the housing and rests on a flexible, conductive contact made out of spring steel or a similar material. A wire is also attached to the contact. This provides electrical contact between the upper wire and lower wire. It also enables the:wire to be rotated in vari- ous directions while minimizing stress on the wire/sphere interface.

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&i Motorola. 1°C. ,995 November 1995

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