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Power Cable Connector Housing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037155D
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

Ioffe, AM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This arrangement provides an improved power cable connector housing more economical to manufacture than previous structures and which reduces the probability of short circuits.

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Power Cable Connector Housing

This arrangement provides an improved power cable connector housing more economical to manufacture than previous structures and which reduces the probability of short circuits.

A rectangular overmold 1 is shown in a top view in Fig. 1A and a side view in Fig. 1B. Fig. 1C shows the overmold with pins 3 and a flat cable 5 terminated therein. Fig. 2 shows a view of a half-portion of the overmold.

Figs. 3A and 3B are top and side views of one version of the connector housing, designed to carry four of the overmolds. Similarly, Figs. 4A and 4B show the top and side views of a second version of the connector housing, with a capacity for four overmolds.

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Each of these two versions are provided with pliable plastic latching elements at each end, which will bend out of the way when the overmold is inserted into the housing. After the overmold is fully inserted, the latching elements will snap back, out and over the overmold, thereby securely retaining the overmold/cable in place.

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