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Power Cabling Transition Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052018D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Evans, RT: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Present techniques to deliver power to hinged logic gates utilize large cables (e.g., size 2-0) from a power supply frame terminated to bus bars. These bus bars are configured to provide convenient termination point for flattened copper cables, called FDS (Flat distribution system) Such cables then connect to the logic boards and can flex with any movement of the gate. Shown in the drawing is a connector which meets these general requirements and eliminates large bolt power cable transition to bus bars to add reliability, reduce assembly time, and ease field service requirements. As shown, a cable 1 is attached by crimping to a connector 2. Four holes 3 are provided in the end of connector 2 and allow an FDS 4 to be connected thereto in any one of three different escape directions, as shown in Fig. 1.

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Power Cabling Transition Connector

Present techniques to deliver power to hinged logic gates utilize large cables (e.g., size 2-0) from a power supply frame terminated to bus bars. These bus bars are configured to provide convenient termination point for flattened copper cables, called FDS (Flat distribution system) Such cables then connect to the logic boards and can flex with any movement of the gate. Shown in the drawing is a connector which meets these general requirements and eliminates large bolt power cable transition to bus bars to add reliability, reduce assembly time, and ease field service requirements. As shown, a cable 1 is attached by crimping to a connector 2. Four holes 3 are provided in the end of connector 2 and allow an FDS 4 to be connected thereto in any one of three different escape directions, as shown in Fig. 1.

A central part 5 (Fig. 2) of connector 2 is struck or bent out of the main body and forms means by which connector 2 can be mounted on a stud 6, the end of which is held in place by a retention clip 7. This allows the connector to be located and retained in a position while allowing some rotation about the stud to occur so as to relieve any unusual strains. It also creates an integral mount which requires no additional space beyond the confines of the crimp.

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