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Plug Connector for Electronic Components

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049178D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schlegel, F: AUTHOR

Abstract

Electronic components 1, 2, 3, forming an electronic device, must be easily electrically and mechanically connnectable to any adjacent component.

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Plug Connector for Electronic Components

Electronic components 1, 2, 3, forming an electronic device, must be easily electrically and mechanically connnectable to any adjacent component.

Connection is effected by multiple plugs 4a, 4b, and 5a, 5b in the same coupling direction. One plug half 4a, 5a protrudes from the housing wall of one component. The other half 4b, 5b is arranged inside the housing wall of another component. In front of plug halves 4b, 5b an opening 6, 7 is provided into which plug halves 4a, 5a are inserted substantially vertically to the coupling direction. By subsequently shifting a whole component 3 in the coupling direction, all plugs of a component are simultaneously connected.

For conveniently connecting the individual components, adjacent components can be provided with a lever mechanism whose leverage facilitates plug connection and locks the components mechanically. Thus, for example, component 3 is provided with a lever 8 that is pivotable about an axis inside the housing of component 3 and whose shorter end engages a groove in component
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