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AC GROUND INTERCONNECT CONCEPT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026020D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An AC power connector intended for mounting on a Printed Wiring Board (PWB) is designed to include an AC grounding tab. The grounding tab can be connected to a mechanical feature protruding through the PWB on which the connector is mounted. This modification facilitates direct interconnection of the AC ground line to a mechanical feature within the machine. This modification also facilitates the automated assembly of the grounding connection.

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FROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

AC GROUND INTERCONNECT Proposed Classification CONCEPT U.S. C1.355/3R
Ross E. Schroll
Int. Leslie
T. Harmer C1. G03g 15/00

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AC GROUND INTERCONNECT CONCEPT (Cont'd)

An AC power connector intended for mounting on a Printed Wiring Board (PWB) is designed to include an AC grounding tab. The grounding tab can be connected to a mechanical feature protruding through the PWB on which the connector is mounted. This modification facilitates direct interconnection of the AC ground line to a mechanical feature within the machine. This modification also facilitates the automated assembly of the grounding connection.

Figure 1 is a top view of the power connector. It shows the grounding tab 1, which protrudes from the rear of the connector. The rear view of the connector is shown in Figure 2, with the connector mounted on a PWB 3, and a mechanical member 2 shown protruding through a hole in the PWB. The tab is connected to the mechanical member in a manner sufficient to provide electrical contact.

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