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Connector Pin Assembly Test Apparatus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044880D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hatsios, JG: AUTHOR

Abstract

Proper seating of serpent pins during assembly can be detected electrically.

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Connector Pin Assembly Test Apparatus

Proper seating of serpent pins during assembly can be detected electrically.

Figure 1 shows a serpent pin 1 in the proper (latched) position. When the pin is inserted, pressure is applied to the face plate. The pressure sensitive conductive rubber 2 polarizes and conducts current flow causing the indicator to turn on. This state will remain even after the insertion operation when the pin is latched. If the pin is not latched (Figure 2), the pressure on the conductive rubber will be released and conduction stopped.

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