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Low Cost Power Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000087505D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Inman, KH: AUTHOR

Abstract

An inexpensive pluggable, high-current power distribution connector is provided by using one or more flat wire bus conductors, available in both solid or split copper, in varying widths and thicknesses, with a cable card. The card may be produced, for example, by printed circuit or similar technology, and is adapted to be plugged into a standard terminal block.

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Low Cost Power Connector

An inexpensive pluggable, high-current power distribution connector is provided by using one or more flat wire bus conductors, available in both solid or split copper, in varying widths and thicknesses, with a cable card. The card may be produced, for example, by printed circuit or similar technology, and is adapted to be plugged into a standard terminal block.

As shown in Fig. 1, a typical power distribution technique could include a first one-inch wide copper strip 11 soldered to a printed-circuit connector 13 via solder 15 and making contact with a first plurality of eight connectors 17. A second copper strip 19, for example one-half inch wide, is similarly soldered to the board 13 and adapted to make contact with four distribution connector leads
21. A third copper strip 23 is adapted to make contact on the board 13 with another set of four connector leads 25.

The flat wire bus conductor cable can then be plugged into any standard terminal block, such as that shown in Fig. 2, and is capable of providing power distribution on the order of 40 or more amperes for each one inch of twenty-mil copper flat wire conductor used.

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