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Strain Relief for In-Line Flat Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036964D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Basista, JF: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

More reliable strain relief for in-line flat cables is provided by securing both the approaching and departing cable segments near the connector with a common gripping device.

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Strain Relief for In-Line Flat Cable

More reliable strain relief for in-line flat cables is provided by securing both the approaching and departing cable segments near the connector with a common gripping device.

Examples of dual-action strain relief devices are described below: In Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the strain relief comprises mating clamp elements 1 and 2 in which an embossed vee on element 1 depresses both the approaching and departing segments of flat cable 4 adjacent in- line connector 5 corresponding groove 6 in element 2. Flexible integral end clips 7 on element 2 hold the elements together after the cable is clamped, as seen in Figs. 1, 2 and 3.

In Fig. 4, the approaching and departing ends of cable 4 at in- line connector 5 pass adjacent to the main body 8 of the strain relief and are pierced by multiple projections 9 that enter respective openings 10 in auxiliary plates 11 on either side of body 8. As plates 11 are compressed against body 8, projections 9 are upset by heat, ultrasonic bonding or latching to retain plates 11 against the cable.

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