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Pivot Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096627D
Original Publication Date: 1963-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schulz, PR: AUTHOR

Abstract

The pivot connector permits pluggable interconnection between a printed circuit card and a chassis and functions dually as a hinge.

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Pivot Connector

The pivot connector permits pluggable interconnection between a printed circuit card and a chassis and functions dually as a hinge.

Printed circuit card 9 has pairs of spring contacts 10 and 10' soldered to terminals on either side of the card. The contacts have respective arcuate end portions 11 and 11', These extend beyond card 9 and snap over lugs 12 on a molding 13 to assemble the card to it. Molding 13 with attached card 9 is plugged onto rows of pins 14 secured to chassis 15.

Ends 11 and 11' make electrical connection with chassis pins 14 and maintain contact with card 9 as it is rotated to the dotted line position. To limit the wear on the rotating contact ends, the diameter of the springs riding on the chassis pin can be smaller (or larger) than the distance between the pins. Different arcuate lengths can be used which change the contact point of the pin and spring with rotation of the connector. Contacts 10 and 10' terminate the right hand ends with engineering change tabs 16.

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