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SLT Connector Guide for Power Supply Insertion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050967D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Henley, BL: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This device solves alignment problems and housing (shroud) breakage on plug-in power supply Solid Logic Technology (SLT) connectors.

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SLT Connector Guide for Power Supply Insertion

This device solves alignment problems and housing (shroud) breakage on plug-in power supply Solid Logic Technology (SLT) connectors.

One method of plugging in power supplies to backboards uses modified metal finger guides and adjustable lift fingers. The device described here uses a plastic guide 1 (Fig. 1). This guide has two inclined planes. Plane A guides the power supply board over to the right if it is too far left, and plane B guides the power supply board over to the left if it is too far to the right. Inclined planes C and D lift the power supply board up or push it down should it be too high or low. Projections E are molded into the guide and will guide each housing into proper alignment with the pins on the backboard. Guide rail F, of which there is one on each side, has pins G which fit into existing slots in the backboard. This aligns the guide accurately, and no other adjustment need be made.

Fig. 2 is an exploded view showing how the device works. Power supply 2 fits into guide 1, as shown by the dashed lines 2a, 2b. Guide rails F with pins G are shown aligned with existing slots and rectangular holes in the backboard. Guide 1 is attached to the backboard with adhesive or other suitable material. Backboard 3 is pictured to show how the guide aligns the SLT connectors.

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