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Connector Aligner Aid

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046198D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Apgar, M: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

On multi-pin connectors having an accompanying alignment strip for the small pins, the alignment strip can be easily positioned by providing supplemental holes in the connector base through which pins of predetermined length can be pushed to accurately position the distance the alignment strip is moved toward the free end of the pins.

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Connector Aligner Aid

On multi-pin connectors having an accompanying alignment strip for the small pins, the alignment strip can be easily positioned by providing supplemental holes in the connector base through which pins of predetermined length can be pushed to accurately position the distance the alignment strip is moved toward the free end of the pins.

In the figure, connector base 1, having a plurality of small, easily deflected pins 2, is supplied with an alignment strip 3 that is part of the assembly. The connector base is modified by the addition of a pair of extra holes through which pins 4 from fixture 5 can enter to push the alignment strip outwardly from the base a predetermined distance. The alignment strip then holds the pins in the required position for insertion in a mating assembly.

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