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Zero Insertion Force Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091642D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schmieg, JW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The sliding cam bar 10 moves contact housing 12 to open and close contacts 16 mounted in printed circuit board 14. Contacts 16 are set in board 14 and are biased generally open so that printed circuit board 18 can fit between them without any contact force. Once board 18 is in position linear cam 10 is moved along by rotation of screw 20. Cam follower 22 rides along its surface and up the cam incline so as to pull housing 12 against the sides of contacts 16 forcing them against the contact areas on board 18.

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Zero Insertion Force Connector

The sliding cam bar 10 moves contact housing 12 to open and close contacts 16 mounted in printed circuit board 14. Contacts 16 are set in board 14 and are biased generally open so that printed circuit board 18 can fit between them without any contact force. Once board 18 is in position linear cam 10 is moved along by rotation of screw 20. Cam follower 22 rides along its surface and up the cam incline so as to pull housing 12 against the sides of contacts 16 forcing them against the contact areas on board 18.

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