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Termination System Cap and Housing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086410D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shumin, WA: AUTHOR

Abstract

This cabling system consists of flat-wire bus (FWB) conductors 1, a cap 2 and a housing 3. The description addresses the interrelationship of the cap and housing. The cap and housing assembly can accommodate one to three FWB conductors 1 and any combination of three FWB conductor thicknesses. The design provides a quick disconnect assembly.

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Termination System Cap and Housing

This cabling system consists of flat-wire bus (FWB) conductors 1, a cap 2 and a housing 3. The description addresses the interrelationship of the cap and housing. The cap and housing assembly can accommodate one to three FWB conductors 1 and any combination of three FWB conductor thicknesses. The design provides a quick disconnect assembly.

The housing 3 is the base or bottom half of the assembly. It contains thirty individual connector cavities 4, in a 3 x 10 matrix, that house the connectors and protect them from damage during subsequent operations. An integral part of the housing 3 is the latch arms 5. These latch arms: (1) guide the cap 2 and FWB conductors 1 into the seated position in the housing 3; (2) lock the cap and housing together providing positive retention of the cables; and (3) provide uniform loading of the cable extraction forces across the cap too surface.

The cap 2 is the top half of the assembly. It contains cable supports 6 and connector restraints 7. The cable supports 6 limit the movement of the FWB conductors 1, thereby minimizing any stresses at the connector/FWB conductor interface 8. The connector restraints 7 seat the connectors 9 in the connector cavities 4 as the cap 2 is being assembled to the housing 3.

In the assembled position, the connector restraints 7 provide restraining surfaces limiting the vertical movement of the connectors 9 to insure full engagement of the board pins 10 with the connec...