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Pivoting Power Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061065D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bradicich, TM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a spring-loaded pivoting power connector, installed on an expansion unit, is used to distribute power to a system unit. When not connected to a system unit, the spring-loaded pivoting power connector is recessed flush with the outside cover of the expansion unit. Expansion unit 10, as shown in Fig. 1, contains spring-loaded pivoting power connector 11 which is recessed flush with the side of expansion unit 10. When system unit 12 is placed on top of expansion unit 10, spring-loaded pivoting power connector 11 is pulled out using indentations 13, pivoted ninety degrees, as shown in Fig. 2, and inserted into receptacle 14 of system unit 12. Connector 11 is permanently restrained to system unit 12 through an internal spring which keeps connector 11 snug against the case.

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Pivoting Power Connector

A technique is described whereby a spring-loaded pivoting power connector, installed on an expansion unit, is used to distribute power to a system unit. When not connected to a system unit, the spring-loaded pivoting power connector is recessed flush with the outside cover of the expansion unit. Expansion unit 10, as shown in Fig. 1, contains spring-loaded pivoting power connector 11 which is recessed flush with the side of expansion unit 10. When system unit 12 is placed on top of expansion unit 10, spring-loaded pivoting power connector 11 is pulled out using indentations 13, pivoted ninety degrees, as shown in Fig. 2, and inserted into receptacle 14 of system unit 12. Connector 11 is permanently restrained to system unit 12 through an internal spring which keeps connector 11 snug against the case. Countersunk storage slot 15 is provided so as to store connector 11 when not in use.

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