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Strain Relief Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084102D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Roberts, VL: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a simple and inexpensive strain relief connector suitable for use with standard Western Electric phone plugs. In its simplest form, the connector may be fabricated from a piece of flat plastic stock having the form shown in Fig. 1. The connector is attached to the cable by a standard cable tie, as illustrated in Fig. 2, and inserted into the shell of the connector. Forces exerted on the cable are transferred through the cable tie to the strain relief connector, and then via the notches to the shell of the connector.

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Strain Relief Connector

Described is a simple and inexpensive strain relief connector suitable for use with standard Western Electric phone plugs. In its simplest form, the connector may be fabricated from a piece of flat plastic stock having the form shown in Fig.
1. The connector is attached to the cable by a standard cable tie, as illustrated in Fig. 2, and inserted into the shell of the connector. Forces exerted on the cable are transferred through the cable tie to the strain relief connector, and then via the notches to the shell of the connector.

An alternate embodiment is shown in Fig. 3 which includes a plan view and an end elevational view of the connector. In this alternate arrangement the strain relief connector is molded or otherwise formed in a semicircular shape, so as to provide a larger surface which conforms to the exterior surface of the cable connected to the strain relief connector at the point of captivation by the shell.

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