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Self Retaining Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000089277D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sandwick, TE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This connector provides a compact and reliable interface between a coaxial cable 10 (Fig. 1) and contact pins 12, 14 on a circuit card 16. Adjacent pins 18, 20 are used for mechanical locking purposes without removing them from availability for circuit connection purposes.

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Self Retaining Connector

This connector provides a compact and reliable interface between a coaxial cable 10 (Fig. 1) and contact pins 12, 14 on a circuit card 16. Adjacent pins 18, 20 are used for mechanical locking purposes without removing them from availability for circuit connection purposes.

The connector includes a body 22 carrying a plunger 24, retained therein by a detent 26 (Fig. 2). Plunger 24 carries locking tynes 28, 30, which have a spring set to engage pins 18, 20 except when cammed away by surface 32 when 24 is depressed.

The sides of 22 are stepped at the bottom to allow spaces 34, 36 for wrapped wire connections (not shown) to 18, 20. Since 22 and 24 are of insulating material, no electrical connection is made between 18, 20 by the connector assembly.

Fig. 1 shows the connector in position before application to 12, 14, 18, 20. Fig. 2 shows it engaged and locked on pins 18, 20. Electrical fittings (hidden) engage to connect the coaxial cable 10 conductors to 12, 14. Fig. 3 shows plunger 24 depressed so as to disengage 28, 30 preparatory to separation of the connection.

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