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Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079055D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dombroski, EL: AUTHOR

Abstract

This connector comprises a (glass filled) plastic connector housing 10 that can provide reliable electrical continuity between tape cables 12 and printed-circuit boards, without the use of interconnecting terminals. This is accomplished through the utilization of the inherent dimensional accuracies of both board and cables.

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Connector

This connector comprises a (glass filled) plastic connector housing 10 that can provide reliable electrical continuity between tape cables 12 and printed- circuit boards, without the use of interconnecting terminals. This is accomplished through the utilization of the inherent dimensional accuracies of both board and cables.

Referring to the figure, the housings partitions 14 are on a diagonal, and offer a "rake" type appearance. By controlling the cross section of each rake's "tooth" 16, and its interference with the surface on which the housing mounts, a predetermined force can be applied to each ribbon of copper in a cable. The cable 12 is arranged in the housing 10 so that the ribbons of conductor exposed after stripping are wrapped around the tooth 16. The tooth 16 extends from the housing sufficiently, so that the ribbons of conductor make good electrical contact with the surfaces to which the housing mounts. The same principle can be used to provide electrical continuity between two printed-circuit boards that are to be mounted perpendicular to each other.

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