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Electrical Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097437D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Marquis, DA: AUTHOR

Abstract

This connector is placed in mechanical and electrical engagement with a conductor by crimping operations.

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Electrical Connector

This connector is placed in mechanical and electrical engagement with a conductor by crimping operations.

With conductor 3 positioned within the opening of tubular, metallic ferrule 1, the surface of the ferrule is indented. This is effected in a first crimp which forms an inwardly extending corrugation. Such is along at least a part of the length of the ferrule and is symmetrical about a plane parallel to the ferrule's length.

The first crimp compacts the ferrule into electrical and mechanical connection with the conductor. The crimp portion resists to flexing in a direction lying within the above mentioned plane of symmetry. At least one other crimp is provided in the surface of ferrule 1.

This second crimp forms another, inwardly extending corrugation. This is symmetrical about a plane intersecting the principal axis of the ferrule at a point along its length which also includes the first crimp.

The second crimp is effective for further compacting the ferrule into connection with the conductor. It is effective in combination with the first crimp for making the ferrule resistive to flexing in all directions normal to the ferrule axis.

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