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Pluggable Power Connector System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052888D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Beadle, PJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A Pluggable Power Connector (PPC) System is shown which would have a common usage, be reliable and economical, and be compatible across product lines. It is also intended to replace screw-down terminations to terminal blocks and current-limited, tested power connectors.

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Pluggable Power Connector System

A Pluggable Power Connector (PPC) System is shown which would have a common usage, be reliable and economical, and be compatible across product lines. It is also intended to replace screw-down terminations to terminal blocks and current-limited, tested power connectors.

The PPC System consists of a series of contacts and housings capable of being terminated to discrete wire, printed circuit (PC) boards, and a Flexible Distribution System Flat Wire Bus (FWB).

The contact menu consists of: a. Discrete wire pin 1. b. Discrete wire socket
2. c. Printed circuit card socket 3. d. FWB pin 4. e. FWB socket 5.

The housing menu consists of:
a. Top housing - 8 discrete wire contacts or 2 FWB cables 6.
b. Top housing - 16 discrete wire contacts or 4 PWB cables
7.
c. Panel mount housing - 8 discrete wire contacts or 2 FWB

cables 8.
d. Panel mount housing - 16 discrete wire contacts or 4 FWB

cables 9.
e. PC mount housing - 8 printed circuit card sockets 10.
f. PC mount housing - 16 printed circuit card sockets 11.

The connector termination techniques consist of:
a. Discrete wire terminations using standard crimping

techniques.
b. FWB terminations using a thermal compression bonding

process 12. The functional end of the contacts are

identical to the discrete wire contacts. The termination

ends have been modified from crimp barrels to a blade to

allow bonding to the copper conductors.
c. Solder termination to a printed circuit card.

The PPC syste...