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Connector for Plating Bath

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041699D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Paoletti, F: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This inert connector allows the joining of monitoring leads and a test coupon for immersion in a plating bath by enclosing the junction of the leads and coupon within a sealed chamber. Socket 1 of polypropylene has a recess 2 in which is place a resilient gasket 3 of ethylene propylene. The socket recess is open along one side to receive the end of the test coupon 4. A connector cover 5 holding a plurality of copper contact slugs 6 in recesses therein has titanium screws 7 for securing the cover to the socket. Monitoring leads 8 are soldered to respective copper slugs, and the openings 9 are sealed with a suitable insulative material, such as epoxy. Cover 5 has along its lower edge a straight gasket 10 for contacting the gasket within the insert and also to compress against the test coupon.

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Connector for Plating Bath

This inert connector allows the joining of monitoring leads and a test coupon for immersion in a plating bath by enclosing the junction of the leads and coupon within a sealed chamber. Socket 1 of polypropylene has a recess 2 in which is place a resilient gasket 3 of ethylene propylene. The socket recess is open along one side to receive the end of the test coupon 4. A connector cover 5 holding a plurality of copper contact slugs 6 in recesses therein has titanium screws 7 for securing the cover to the socket. Monitoring leads 8 are soldered to respective copper slugs, and the openings 9 are sealed with a suitable insulative material, such as epoxy. Cover 5 has along its lower edge a straight gasket 10 for contacting the gasket within the insert and also to compress against the test coupon. The materials of the connector are inert in the plating bath and have no deleterious effect thereon.

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