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Flexible Cable Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096218D
Original Publication Date: 1963-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Byrnes, HP: AUTHOR

Abstract

The extensive use of flexible flat cable has raised a need for separable connectors for use with this type of cable. In this connector, wires of a compact flat cable can be fanned out to the contacts of a connector. Also, the wires can be connected by a printed circuit to one or more contacts and to different contacts by a change of printed circuit card.

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Flexible Cable Connector

The extensive use of flexible flat cable has raised a need for separable connectors for use with this type of cable. In this connector, wires of a compact flat cable can be fanned out to the contacts of a connector. Also, the wires can be connected by a printed circuit to one or more contacts and to different contacts by a change of printed circuit card.

Housing 10 formed of plastic or other insulating material has pocket 11 having wells 12 formed in two rows in the bottom of 11 to accommodate contacts
14. A slot 15 extending longitudinally through the center of the housing is provided for the cable 16.

Printed circuit board 20 shaped to fit the pocket 11 has a plurality of rows of holes 21, 22 and 23. Holes 21 extend into lands 24 of the printed circuit and provide a connection point for the tails 25 of contacts 14. Tails 25 are inserted and bent over with the contact portion in register with holes 22.

In assembling, the cable is passed through slot 15 and the ends of the wires are bared. Bared wires 26 are inserted in the holes 23 through lands 27 of the circuit pattern.

Tails 25 and wires 26 are then fastened to their respective lands by dip soldering or other methods. The cable is then withdrawn in the housing seating the circuit card which is fastened in place by screws 37. The connector is now ready to receive pins 28 of the other circuit.

The printed circuit permits the interconnecting of circuits by different patterns such as 30 w...