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Battery Surface Mounting Socket for Printed Circuits

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038415D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Joy, EF: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a battery mounting socket provides a means of mounting a battery pack, so as to make contact to a printed circuit board and to allow the battery pack to be robotically installed. The mounting socket described herein allows the socket to be soldered into place, during a separate soldering process, and then allows installation of the battery through the use of an automatic robot assembling process. Surface mounted holding socket 10, as shown in the figure, is designed to accept a commercially available battery pack 11, generally of the lithium type of energy cell. Socket 10 is designed to enable battery pack 11 to be inserted so that its long locating key 12 will mate with long slot 13 of socket 10 and short key 14 of battery 11 will mate with short slot 15 of the socket.

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Battery Surface Mounting Socket for Printed Circuits

A technique is described whereby a battery mounting socket provides a means of mounting a battery pack, so as to make contact to a printed circuit board and to allow the battery pack to be robotically installed. The mounting socket described herein allows the socket to be soldered into place, during a separate soldering process, and then allows installation of the battery through the use of an automatic robot assembling process. Surface mounted holding socket 10, as shown in the figure, is designed to accept a commercially available battery pack 11, generally of the lithium type of energy cell. Socket 10 is designed to enable battery pack 11 to be inserted so that its long locating key 12 will mate with long slot 13 of socket 10 and short key 14 of battery 11 will mate with short slot 15 of the socket. Socket 10 is made of high grade insulating material and consists of locating pins 16 which mate with holes 17. Pins 16 can be heat sealed after insertion into printed circuit board 18. Contained within socket 10 are two spring- loaded metal ball contacts 19 and 20, one ball is for contacting the positive polarity contact of the battery and the other to contact the negative contact. A spring at the underside of each ball will exert an upward force against the ball contacts, so as to not only provide a good electrical connection to the contacts of the battery, but to provide a retaining force to hold battery pack 1...