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Cable To Card Connector Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000083596D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dwire, JD: AUTHOR

Abstract

This connector assembly 10 effectively connects a flexible cable 12 with an electrical card 14 having circuit components 16 thereon by a printed-circuit connector board 18, which has a series of upwardly extending pins 20 receivable in the sockets 22 of a female connector block 24 to which electrical card 14 is fixed.

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Cable To Card Connector Assembly

This connector assembly 10 effectively connects a flexible cable 12 with an electrical card 14 having circuit components 16 thereon by a printed-circuit connector board 18, which has a series of upwardly extending pins 20 receivable in the sockets 22 of a female connector block 24 to which electrical card 14 is fixed.

An upstanding cable support 26 is fixed with respect to circuit board 18 by welds 26a, and a cable retainer 28 encircles cable 12 and is screwed onto support 26 for holding cable 12 fixed with respect to support 26. Circuit board 18 has holes 18a and 18b therethrough disposed in an inner row a and in an outer row b. Half of the wires 12a of cable 12 pass through the holes 18a, and the other half of the wires 12a pass through the holes 18b.

Circuit board 18 is provided with conductor segments 30 on its upper face extending between the holes 18b and the pins 20 in row a, and is provided with conductor segments 32 extending around the segments 30 and extending between the holes 18a and the pins 20 in row b. The wires 12a are soldered at 26b to the conductor segments 30 and 32, and segments 30 and 32 thus connect the individual wires 12a with the pins 20.

The circuit components 16 of card 14 are connected with the wires 12a by moving card 14 and its block 24 down onto pins 20 so that the pins move into the sockets 22, and the block 24 and card 14 are thus plugged onto the pins 20 and onto the circuit board 18.

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