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Electronic Cartridge With Esd Protection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061952D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Greene, LL: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The drawing is a cross section of part of a pluggable cartridge which might contain electronic circuitry which is sensitive to electrostatic discharge or ESD. The cartridge includes an outer housing 10, a printed circuit board 12 and a contamination shield 14. The cartridge is intended to be plugged into a complementary electrical connector (not shown) at an opening 18 at the end of housing 10. To protect electronic components on board 12 from damage due to electrostatic discharge, electrical contacts 16 on board 12 are offset from the opening 18. The length of the offset and the size of opening 18 are selected so that a user cannot reach contacts 16 with a fingertip.

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Electronic Cartridge With Esd Protection

The drawing is a cross section of part of a pluggable cartridge which might contain electronic circuitry which is sensitive to electrostatic discharge or ESD. The cartridge includes an outer housing 10, a printed circuit board 12 and a contamination shield 14. The cartridge is intended to be plugged into a complementary electrical connector (not shown) at an opening 18 at the end of housing 10. To protect electronic components on board 12 from damage due to electrostatic discharge, electrical contacts 16 on board 12 are offset from the opening 18. The length of the offset and the size of opening 18 are selected so that a user cannot reach contacts 16 with a fingertip.

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