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Paired Connector Configurations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086406D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hoffman, KM: AUTHOR

Abstract

In many applications it is desirable to provide electrical connections between two adjacent component assemblies using contact/pin or contact/ contact interconnectors. This can be done in a number of ways, depending upon the system requirements or design constraints. As shown in Fig. 1, a contact 11 is connected via suitable stems 13 through a right angle configuration to a pin 15. In the housing 17 shown in Fig. 2, the contact 11 edge of the housing is adapted to receive, for example, a printed circuit card, and the pins 15 can be adapted to mate with plated holes, for example, of a printed-circuit card. If a contact/contact connection were desired, the pin 15 (Fig. 1) would be replaced by a contact similar to the contact 11 (Fig. 1). In this case, the housing 17 (Fig.

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Paired Connector Configurations

In many applications it is desirable to provide electrical connections between two adjacent component assemblies using contact/pin or contact/ contact interconnectors. This can be done in a number of ways, depending upon the system requirements or design constraints. As shown in Fig. 1, a contact 11 is connected via suitable stems 13 through a right angle configuration to a pin 15. In the housing 17 shown in Fig. 2, the contact 11 edge of the housing is adapted to receive, for example, a printed circuit card, and the pins 15 can be adapted to mate with plated holes, for example, of a printed-circuit card. If a contact/contact connection were desired, the pin 15 (Fig. 1) would be replaced by a contact similar to the contact 11 (Fig. 1). In this case, the housing 17 (Fig. 2) would be suitably modified to provide the channel portion for accepting a second plurality of contacts.

Rather than making a right-angle connection as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, it may be desired to have a straight-through connection. The stem 13 would then be a straight-through bar connecting the contact 11 to the pin 15 of Fig. 1. The housing of Fig. 2 would then have a contact groove as shown on the left hand side of the housing 17 and a plurality of pins 15 would extend from the right-hand side of the housing, rather than from the bottom. Also, such a configuration could be used to provide a contact/contact interconnection.

The same scheme could be applied to pr...