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Quick Disconnect I/O Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091462D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Donaher, CJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Electrical connector 10 has a plurality of solder reflow terminals 12 aligned laterally along the connector base. In addition, screws 14 and 16 insure a positive engagement of the connector with other elements.

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Quick Disconnect I/O Connector

Electrical connector 10 has a plurality of solder reflow terminals 12 aligned laterally along the connector base. In addition, screws 14 and 16 insure a positive engagement of the connector with other elements.

As shown in the sectional drawing, each terminal 12 passes through the body of connector 10. The body is essentially molded around terminals 12. Each terminal 12 is pretinned with a solder compound. Disposed within the connector body and above the array of terminals 12 is heating element 18. The latter includes a coiled wire connected to receptacle 20 seated in the upper portion of the connector body.

In order to establish a new contact to terminals 12, or to break an old connection, it is necessary to flow the solder on such terminals. This is accomplished by connecting receptacle 20 to a power supply. The heat generated from current flowing through heating element 18 is sufficient to flow the solder. A number of connections can be made, or broken, in parallel. Connector 10 can also be held in positive engagement with supporting elements by screws 14 and 16. This allows a more rigid structure.

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