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Flat Wire Terminators

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000088829D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Inman, KH: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Flexible flat wire 1 is terminated for insertion within a crimpable or solderable connector barrel or sleeve.

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Flat Wire Terminators

Flexible flat wire 1 is terminated for insertion within a crimpable or solderable connector barrel or sleeve.

The insulation 2 (Fig. 1) of flat wire conductor 1 is first removed from the end 3 which is to be terminated. The end 3 is then twisted about horizontal axis 4, resulting in an elongated spiral conical-shaped twisted portion 5 (Fig. 1A), which is then inserted into the barrel (not shown) to be crimped and/or soldered to the associated terminal connector (not shown).

The overall diameter size of twisted portion 5 can be reduced, if desired, by removing some of the stock material of end 3. Thus, for example, in Fig. 2, two symmetrical notches or cutouts 6 are provided in end 3 so as to provide a reduced diameter D in the resultant twisted portion 5 (Fig. 2A).

In Fig. 3, end 3 is notched on a bias between end edge 7 and side portion 5 (Fig. 2A).

In Fig. 3, end 3 is notched on a bias between end edge 7 and side edge 8, and is also provided with triangular cut-out 9 along edge 8. This allows end 3 to be terminated in a spiral conical-shaped twisted portion 5' which is substantially orthogonal (or, alternatively, is at some other angle of inclination) to the elongated axis 10 of wire 1 (Fig. 3A) instead of parallel thereto, as in the cases of portions 5 of Figs. 1A and 2A.

Additional twists can be provided in the spiral portions 5 and 5', which include some of the insulation 2. In this manner, the outer insulated twists shield or insulate...