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Pin Contact Connector and Housing Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081107D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McKiever, RF: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is a pin contact connector and housing assembly which can be used as a single or multiple in-line contact connector, featuring low insertion and extraction forces. The spring contact element 10 is made preferably of beryllium copper or phosphor bronze and shaped substantially as illustrated. The contact element 10 is normally bonded to a wire 11 and secured within a housing 12 of dielectric material. The contact element 10 is designed to electrically mate with a round pin 13 which protrudes from a printed-circuit board 14 or the like.

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Pin Contact Connector and Housing Assembly

This is a pin contact connector and housing assembly which can be used as a single or multiple in-line contact connector, featuring low insertion and extraction forces. The spring contact element 10 is made preferably of beryllium copper or phosphor bronze and shaped substantially as illustrated. The contact element 10 is normally bonded to a wire 11 and secured within a housing 12 of dielectric material. The contact element 10 is designed to electrically mate with a round pin 13 which protrudes from a printed-circuit board 14 or the like.

During a pin insertion operation, the housing 12 will apply a force at point 15 to the contact element 10 which causes a slight bending at point 16, thus relieving the pressure of tabs 10a and 10b for ease of insertion onto pin 13.

Extraction of the contact element 10 and housing 12 from the printed-circuit board 14 causes an upward force to be applied by the housing 12 to the contact element 10 at the point 17, which results in a slight bending at point 18, thereby relieving the pressure on tabs 10a and 10b. This facilitates the extraction operation.

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