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Simplex Connector Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037758D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chambers, K: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This tool 10 can be used with machines using fiber optic modules 12 and connectors 14. The tool 10 gives aid in extraction and insertion of connectors when hand access is limited or impossible.

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Simplex Connector Tool

This tool 10 can be used with machines using fiber optic modules 12 and connectors 14. The tool 10 gives aid in extraction and insertion of connectors when hand access is limited or impossible.

The connection between 12 and 14 is of a bayonet type which involves a push and twist motion which cannot be achieved by hand in crowded places. The tool 10 includes a handle portion 16 and a chuck portion 18. Chuck 18 is made from spring material and is of hollow cylindrical shape with a slot 20 having inwardly formed edges 22 which grasp the body 24 of connector 14 with form frictional engagement when forced into place thereon.

In use, tool 10 is applied by hand by coaxial movement onto and over the connector body 24, with the fiber optic cable 26 passing out laterally through slot
20. Tool 10 can then be operated by handle 16 to either engage or disengage connector 14 to or from the bayonet socket element 28 of module 12, even in tightly packed machine locations.

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