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Tri-Lead Connector Removal Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049136D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bocinski, TE: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

In order to remove tri-lead connectors from their housings, a device which pulls the contacts off their latching points and extracts them from the housing must be used. The device must not touch the wires or their encapsulating film during connector removal.

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Tri-Lead Connector Removal Device

In order to remove tri-lead connectors from their housings, a device which pulls the contacts off their latching points and extracts them from the housing must be used. The device must not touch the wires or their encapsulating film during connector removal.

In accomplishing the above, the present tri-lead connector removal device extracts the contacts by pulling on the connector itself in between the contact legs on the yoke of each connector 1. Two small tines 2, positioned on the edge of the extractor spring 3, are located precisely in the contact yokes by the extractor spring exactly fitting the inside dimension of the connector housing 4. This aligns the two removal tines to the connector yokes 1. After the tines are positioned within the connector yokes, the tool handle 5 and pull bar 6 are squeezed together, causing a rearward movement of the extractor spring 3 and an opposing force of the housing of the tool 7 against the connector housing 4 which results in the contacts being extracted from the connector housing.

During operation of the device, a double housing with a single cable is positioned over the tool extract spring 3 and the T-bar is aligned and slid into the tool housing guide 9. A push against the connector housing base 10 sets the housing completely over the extractor spring 3, driving the tines 2 down into the contact yokes. Compression of the tool, as d scribed above, completely removes the contacts from the...