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Automotive Technician Terminal Cable Stanchion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061267D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sassen, B: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a cable guide/stanchion assembly which allows a mobile technician terminal to be strategically positioned near a motor vehicle for attachment of cables to engine connectors to conduct diagnostic tests. The technician terminal is a mobile diagnostic tool used to identify malfunctions in motor vehicles. In operation, the terminal display must be accessible to the operator of the terminal. The cables emanating from the front of the terminal have to be connected to various points on the engine and under the dashboard via connectors. The cable guide/stanchion assembly disclosed herein allows the mobile terminal to be strategically positioned near the vehicle and brings the cables into position next to the engine bay close at hand for attachment to various connectors.

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Automotive Technician Terminal Cable Stanchion

This article describes a cable guide/stanchion assembly which allows a mobile technician terminal to be strategically positioned near a motor vehicle for attachment of cables to engine connectors to conduct diagnostic tests. The technician terminal is a mobile diagnostic tool used to identify malfunctions in motor vehicles. In operation, the terminal display must be accessible to the operator of the terminal. The cables emanating from the front of the terminal have to be connected to various points on the engine and under the dashboard via connectors. The cable guide/stanchion assembly disclosed herein allows the mobile terminal to be strategically positioned near the vehicle and brings the cables into position next to the engine bay close at hand for attachment to various connectors. Hence, the terminal operator does not have to step over or walk around dangling cables. Referring to Fig. 1 the stanchion assembly is shown to consist of an aluminum tread plate 1 formed to act as a cable duct with a rectangular socket on one end to accept the stanchion post 2, which is an aluminum channel. The post serves as a cable duct with a slotted cross bar 3 on top to retain cables with sufficient slack to reach test points. Removable spring pins 4 retain cables within the post. Fig. 2 is a cross section through A-A of Fig. 1 showing cables running under tread plate 1 and to the far side of the stanchion post 2. The stanchion ass...