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Side Entry Cable System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000088400D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kehley, GL: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

The cabling system shown above permits the cable 11 to exit from the side of the cable card assembly 13 rather than from the top. This cabling system is particularly appropriate for routing cables from the top of logic cards 23, and utilizes a cable card capable of accepting one or two flat wire cables which exit the cable card from either side or which can have two cables exiting from each side.

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Side Entry Cable System

The cabling system shown above permits the cable 11 to exit from the side of the cable card assembly 13 rather than from the top. This cabling system is particularly appropriate for routing cables from the top of logic cards 23, and utilizes a cable card capable of accepting one or two flat wire cables which exit the cable card from either side or which can have two cables exiting from each side.

The cable card assembly 13 includes a printed-circuit card 14 and top and bottom connector elements 15, 16. The top connector 15 provides servicing test points to the assembly without disconnecting the cable card assembly from the printed wiring card 23. The cable 11 will be connected directly to the printed- circuit card 14, with the signal lines being connected to the land shown on the top of the card and the ground lines being connected to an area on the bottom of the card (not shown). There is a notch 17 in the card 14 which permits the placement of an encapsulant around the connecting wires of the cable 11 which are terminated on the card 14. This provides an additional area to permit strain relief by means of the enclosures 18, 19, with the enclosures being held together and aligned through openings in the card by bolts 20 or other suitable retaining means. Within the enclosures 18, 19 there are boss members 21 which are aligned with the openings in the printed-circuit card 14 to provide a stop between the strain relief enclosures to prevent...