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Circuit Card Holder and Cage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043264D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Taylor, GR: AUTHOR

Abstract

This mounting arrangement holds circuit cards in place despite shock forces encountered in normal machine operation. A wireform card cage has a multiple of pairs of parallel wire track members between which card holders having grooves complementary to the wire track members are inserted. The card holders are slotted on each side to hold the card in the plane of the track members. Cables individually terminate in cable connectors to which similar cables extend into the machine. Pairs of closely spaced wires are arranged in the cage for supporting the cable connectors. Each cable connector is mounted in a cable holder which has a nub at the upper end. This nub is pressed between any convenient pair of supporting wires for firm support of the cable and without shock-carrying stress on the circuit card.

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Circuit Card Holder and Cage

This mounting arrangement holds circuit cards in place despite shock forces encountered in normal machine operation. A wireform card cage has a multiple of pairs of parallel wire track members between which card holders having grooves complementary to the wire track members are inserted. The card holders are slotted on each side to hold the card in the plane of the track members. Cables individually terminate in cable connectors to which similar cables extend into the machine. Pairs of closely spaced wires are arranged in the cage for supporting the cable connectors. Each cable connector is mounted in a cable holder which has a nub at the upper end. This nub is pressed between any convenient pair of supporting wires for firm support of the cable and without shock-carrying stress on the circuit card. A wireform cage 10 has pairs of supporting wire track members 11a-11b, 12a-12b,...23a-23b. Other pairs of wire members 34a-34b, 35a-35b,...40a-40b are arranged at convenient locations. A card holder 45 has parallel grooves 46a-46b for engaging track wires 11a-11b, for example, a circuit card 50 is somewhat similarly arranged in the card holder
45. The plane of the card 50 coincides with the plane defined by the corresponding number 11a-11b. This resilient mounting is less subject to shock than with non-aligned mounting arrangements. The cards have connecting cables 54 which terminate in cable connectors 56, as shown in Fig 2. The cable con...