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Connector with C Shaped Spring Clip to Hold Screw Out of the Way While the Connector is Plugged in and Holding the Screw for Unplugging by Turning the Screw Counterclockwise

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040790D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

The mechanical advantage of connector retention screws allows an operator installing a connector, with an interference fit, to unknowingly damage the connector. Controlling the screws position via a "c" shaped spring clip allows plugging of the connector manually with retention and extraction of the connector via the screw.

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Connector with C Shaped Spring Clip to Hold Screw Out of the Way While the Connector is Plugged in and Holding the Screw for Unplugging by Turning the Screw Counterclockwise

The mechanical advantage of connector retention screws allows an operator installing a connector, with an interference fit, to unknowingly damage the connector. Controlling the screws position via a "c" shaped spring clip allows plugging of the connector manually with retention and extraction of the connector via the screw.

When the clip is pushed in (see Fig. 2) the screw will retract out of the way and allow manual plugging of the connector. Once fully plugged, the screw is tightened down to provide connector retention. During the screw tightening operation the clip locks the screw in an extended position. This screw position will force the connector apart when the screw is loosened. The mechanical advantage of the screw is required for connector separation, since it can not be done manually.

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