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Magnet To Cable Termination Bar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000077640D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brinson, PR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A cable termination assembly includes a base element molding 5 (Fig. 1) which presents a series of cross-wise slots 6 that communicate with an elongated central channel 7. Controlled device wires 8 are pressed into slots 6 at one side of channel 7 with the stripped ends 9 protruding into the channel. Wires 10 from a cable 11 are similarly pressed into slots 6 at the opposite side of channel 7, with the stripped ends 12 thereof protruding into the channel and overlapping the respective device wire ends 9 to be held for soldering. The retention of cable and device wires in slots 6 acts as strain relief to eliminate fatigue failures, and also holds the wires in place for the desired soldering operation.

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Magnet To Cable Termination Bar

A cable termination assembly includes a base element molding 5 (Fig. 1) which presents a series of cross-wise slots 6 that communicate with an elongated central channel 7. Controlled device wires 8 are pressed into slots 6 at one side of channel 7 with the stripped ends 9 protruding into the channel. Wires 10 from a cable 11 are similarly pressed into slots 6 at the opposite side of channel 7, with the stripped ends 12 thereof protruding into the channel and overlapping the respective device wire ends 9 to be held for soldering. The retention of cable and device wires in slots 6 acts as strain relief to eliminate fatigue failures, and also holds the wires in place for the desired soldering operation.

When it is necessary or desirable to selectively connect to a "common" terminal, a second base element assembly 15 is used. An uninsulated wire 17 is placed in the channel recess 18 to which separate wires 19, pressed into slots 16, are connected. Each of the base element moldings 5 and 15 present a tongue 20 and groove 21, which cooperate when the moldings are assembled with the channels 7 and 18 confronting one another, as in Fig. 4. In the assembled condition, the upper element 15 acts as a shield to protect the soldered connections from damage and shorting, while an insulating strip 24 separates the uninsulated conductor ends within base element 5 from those within element 15.

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