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Pluggable Wire Wrapping Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096455D
Original Publication Date: 1963-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kennedy, GF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This pluggable electrical connector has helical spring receivers for pins which can be connected and disconnected with low insertion and withdrawal forces. The multiple contact connector has high contact reliability and retention forces together with low insertion and withdrawal forces for minimum contact wear and minimum distortion of the mounting panels.

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Pluggable Wire Wrapping Connector

This pluggable electrical connector has helical spring receivers for pins which can be connected and disconnected with low insertion and withdrawal forces. The multiple contact connector has high contact reliability and retention forces together with low insertion and withdrawal forces for minimum contact wear and minimum distortion of the mounting panels.

The connector has a line of spring wire helixes 10 in recesses 11 of insulation block 12. This also supports an operating slide 13 which engages all free ends 14 of the helixes 10 to swing ends 14 and thus increase the size of the pin receiving cavity within each helix.

A fixed end 15 of each helix spring is restrained from movement by a static connection 16 to a circuit bearing board 17 such as a printed circuit. The other end 14 is free to move radially about the longitudinal axis of the helix.

When the free ends 14 are moved a fraction of a turn by slide 13, the mating pins 18 can be inserted into the spring helix cavities or withdrawn with a minimum of force. Release by slide 13 allows all ends 14 to return to the free state. Thus, compressive force is applied by spring helix 10 to mating pin 18 so that a Food electrical connection is established.

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