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DRAWER CONNECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024360D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The drawer connector shown in the drawing above is intended to provide connections for a variety of electrical circuits contained in slide-out drawers, which contain subsystems of an electro-mechanical product. The new features embodied in this design include a three-axis flotation of the connector to eliminate field or manufacturing adjustment, the ability to withstand high-impact loads if the drawer is slammed closed, inclusion of different types of contacts in the same connector to accommodate a variety of loads, termination to low voltage terminals by a high-density connector system allowing keyed and polarized wiring, the ability to withstand 30,000 mate/unmate cycles, and the allowance of great flexibility of mounting without the need for extra hardware.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

DRAWER CONNECTOR Proposed Paul G. Feil Classification

U.S. Cl. 339/64

Int. C1. HOlr 21/28

A

The drawer connector shown in the drawing above is intended to provide connections for a variety of electrical circuits contained in slide-out drawers, which contain subsystems of an electro-mechanical product. The new features embodied in this design include a three-axis flotation of the connector to eliminate field or manufacturing adjustment, the ability to withstand high-impact loads if the drawer is slammed closed, inclusion of different types of contacts in the same connector to accommodate a variety of loads, termination to low voltage terminals by a high-density connector system allowing keyed and polarized wiring, the ability to withstand 30,000 mate/unmate cycles, and the allowance of great flexibility of mounting without the need for extra hardware.

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 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 5 Number 3 h/Iay/June 1980

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