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INSULATION DISPLACEMENT PINS FOR INTERNAL COMPONENT CONNECTIONS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024745D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Many components, such as sensors, motors, blowers, etc., are interfaced to machine harnessing by soldering short lengths of wire to the internal component leads and terminating the leadwires with a connector. The solder joints are usually done in "pigtail" fashion rather than on posts. The soldering is usually a hand operation and mechnical strain relieving is frequently inadequate.

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Many components, such as sensors, motors, blowers, etc., are interfaced to machine harnessing by soldering short lengths of wire to the internal component leads and terminating the leadwires with a connector. The solder joints are usually done in "pigtail" fashion rather than on posts. The soldering is usually a hand operation and mechnical strain relieving is frequently inadequate.

It is proposed to mount the interface connector as part of the component and connect the internal component leads to the connector pins using insulation displacement (ID) type pins. The pin cuts through any enamel or insulation on the internal leadwire and makes contact with the wire conductor. The connection can be made with automatic equipment or a simple hand fixture. This is a new leadwire-to-connector scheme utilizing an existing technology which has not been applied to components.

The interconnect system provides for a rapid, reliable wire-to-connecting pin interface. It eliminates hand work from the assembly, eliminates the problem of leadwire strain relief, and improves reliability and reduces cost.

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XEROX 350 DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Volume 6 Number 6 November/December 1981

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