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Grounding Strap

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086650D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

King, DE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The grounding of electrical circuits often requires the connection of two dissimilar metals, e.g., copper and aluminum. For this purpose, a grounding member having a core or layer of one of the metals and a coating or layer of the other metal is utilized.

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Grounding Strap

The grounding of electrical circuits often requires the connection of two dissimilar metals, e.g., copper and aluminum. For this purpose, a grounding member having a core or layer of one of the metals and a coating or layer of the other metal is utilized.

This grounding strap is made of copper-clad aluminum-flat stock. A portion of the copper is removed so that the exposed aluminum can be bonded, e.g., by welding, to the aluminum part, e.g., an aluminum chassis. The exposed aluminum portion also acts as solder stop when the copper-clad portion is soldered to the copper part, e.g., a copper conductor to be grounded. Strain relief can be incorporated to prevent fractures during thermal cycles.

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