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Cable Housing Insertion and Extraction Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049301D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Petrozello, JR: AUTHOR

Abstract

A dual-ended tool device is provided which functions to facilitate the plugging of a cable termination housing onto pins of a circuit board and also the unplugging of the housing from the pins.

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Cable Housing Insertion and Extraction Device

A dual-ended tool device is provided which functions to facilitate the plugging of a cable termination housing onto pins of a circuit board and also the unplugging of the housing from the pins.

The insertion end of the tool is a fork-shaped flat spring 1 with a precision slot which exactly fits a T-bar portion 2 of the cable housing. The thickness of the spring securely fits the height dimension under the T-bar, and a lead-in 3 is incorporated to allow easy insertion of a T-bar into the insertion spring 1. During use, a cable tri-lead assembly is placed into the insertion spring and held in place by the close fit of the spring 1 and T-bar dimensions. The desired pin location is determined and the connector assembly is pushed onto the pin 4 and ground rail 5 until it is firmly bottomed against the board surface.

The extractor end of the tool consists of a flat slotted spring 6 of a specific length to allow proper deflection for connector removal from the tool and a spring extractor hook 7 which contacts the flat slotted spring 6 to allow capture of the T- bar 2 during connector housing removal. The front of the extractor spring hook is shaped to allow insertion of the tool over a housing T-bar. In order to remove a tri-lead cable housing, the removal end of the tool is placed over the T-bar slot 2 of the connector housing and pushed forward until the extractor spring hook rides over and off the T-bar and locks in place...