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Self Retaining Connector Housing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000088664D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wilson, LD: AUTHOR

Abstract

It is sometimes necessary to restrain a cable during operation due to its continuous flexing motion. A separate restraining strap or similar device may be used or the housing could be molded in such a manner as to be self-retaining.

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Self Retaining Connector Housing

It is sometimes necessary to restrain a cable during operation due to its continuous flexing motion. A separate restraining strap or similar device may be used or the housing could be molded in such a manner as to be self-retaining.

A tab 10 may be incorporated, as shown, during the molding process of the plastic housing. A slot 12 may be formed in the circuit board 14 during fabrication of the board. When the housing 16 is fitted to the male pin 10 during assembly, the molded tab 10 is inserted into the slot 12, thus restraining the cable as required. To remove the connector, the tab 10 on the housing 16 may be pushed to release it and the housing 16 pulled away from pins 18.

The illustrations show that housings can be placed totally on the board or overhang.

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