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Snap Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000094200D
Original Publication Date: 1966-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shea, JJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

The snap connector comprises two outer blocks 11 carrying sets of spaced inner spring contacts 13 facing opposite each other. Blocks 11 are mounted in slot 9 in panel 14 and confined by spring-loaded slides

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Snap Connector

The snap connector comprises two outer blocks 11 carrying sets of spaced inner spring contacts 13 facing opposite each other. Blocks 11 are mounted in slot 9 in panel 14 and confined by spring-loaded slides

When printed circuit board 15 is inserted between blocks 11 and pushed downwardly, it strikes inner shoulder 6 and carries blocks 11 down with it through slot 9. Blocks 11 are cammed inwardly by cam faces 5. The connector closes and slides further downward until stopped by shoulders 7. Blocks 11 are locked in place by slides 10 snapping into notches 8.

Contacts 13 are compressed as shown in the lower drawing. They exert an inward force to establish good electrical contact with conductor terminals on both faces of inserted board 15. For removal of board 15, handle 16 is pushed downward as shown at the right drawing to shift slides 10 formed with slanted slots 17. Such causes slides 10 to be cammed outwardly out of notches 8. Then board 15 can be pulled up and out and also carry blocks 11 up along with it. However, blocks 11 are restrained from carrying out of panel 14 by bottom shoulders 7 striking against slides 10.

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