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Flat Wire Terminals

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000088828D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Inman, KH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

An extended member interconnects the end of a flat wire conductor and a connector terminal.

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Flat Wire Terminals

An extended member interconnects the end of a flat wire conductor and a connector terminal.

Flexible flat wire conductor 1 (Fig. 1) has an insulated coating 2. The insulation is stripped at end 3, and the conductor end 3 is formed into a pair of crimpable tabs 4. Connector terminal 10 has a blade type contact 11 and extended cylindrical conductive member 12 about which barrel 13 is crimped. Tabs 4, which may be preformed, are in turn crimped about member 12, thus affixing terminal 10 to wire 1.

Member 12 of terminal 10 (Fig. 2) is provided with a slot 14 which is straddle mounted to edge 5 or, alternatively, to one of the side edges 6 of bare end 3, and bonded thereto.

In Fig. 3, terminal 10' has an integral extended portion 12' and slip-on blade contact portion 11' which mates with a compatible female connector (not shown). Portion 12' is formed into three triangular tooth-like projections 15 which are inserted and extend through three conformal aligned openings 7 in end 3 of wire
1. Thereafter, portion 12' and end 3 are subjected to a stamping operation which flattens the apex edges of projections 15 (Fig. 3A) and thereby affixes terminal 10' to wire 1.

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