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Connector for Printed Circuit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036759D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dixon, E: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The connector assembly disclosed fits within a hole in a printed circuit board and consists of a polarized female socket with a mating male cable plug. Initially, the female socket is pushed halfway through the board and moved sideways to engage the board. Then, the male plug moulded to a cable is pushed through the board alongside the female section, moved sideways to mate with the female section and engage the board. Finally a winged flap on the male section locks the cable plug within the hole.

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Connector for Printed Circuit

The connector assembly disclosed fits within a hole in a printed circuit board and consists of a polarized female socket with a mating male cable plug. Initially, the female socket is pushed halfway through the board and moved sideways to engage the board. Then, the male plug moulded to a cable is pushed through the board alongside the female section, moved sideways to mate with the female section and engage the board. Finally a winged flap on the male section locks the cable plug within the hole.

The diagram shows a board 1 with a hole 2 shaped to retain both female socket 3 and male plug 4. Socket 3 has moulded-in solder tabs 5 connected to sockets 6. At stage 1 of assembly, socket 3 is lowered on board 1 so that slotted ears 7 and 10 pass halfway through board 1 so that socket 3 can slide sideways to engage board 1 in slots 8. At the same time slot 9 fits over board 1. In order to polarize socket 3 during assembly, ear 7 is made shorter than ear 10.

Plug 4 has moulded-in pins 11 and mains cable (not shown) exiting from its lower face. At stage 2 of assembly, plug 4 and cable are inserted through hole 2 until slotted ears 12 are positioned to slide sideways along board 1 to plug socket 4 in plug 3.

Finally, at stage 3 of assembly, socket 3 and plug 4 are locked to board 1 by pushing down hinged flap 13 so that barbed fingers 14 pass through hole 2 and latch over the lower side of board 1.

This connector assembly is designed for use...