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Cable Connector Retainer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051640D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lasky, TA: AUTHOR

Abstract

A pair of flat multiconductor cables 1 and 2 are terminated in connect 3 which is adapted to plug into receptacle 4. A retainer clip 5 has a tab 6 which clips over the shoulder portion 7 of connector 3. The clip 5 is installed on connector 3 by placing connector 3 between the ears 8 and 9 and sliding 3 and 5 together. At the same time the clip is pushed into engagement with the connector until tab 6 drops into the recess at the end of shoulder 7.

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Cable Connector Retainer

A pair of flat multiconductor cables 1 and 2 are terminated in connect 3 which is adapted to plug into receptacle 4. A retainer clip 5 has a tab 6 which clips over the shoulder portion 7 of connector 3. The clip 5 is installed on connector 3 by placing connector 3 between the ears 8 and 9 and sliding 3 and 5 together. At the same time the clip is pushed into engagement with the connector until tab 6 drops into the recess at the end of shoulder 7.

The connector may then be plugged in to receptacle 4. Thumbscrews 12 and 13 engage threaded holes 14 and 15 to prevent the connector from being accidentally withdrawn.

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