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Transistor Socket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097612D
Original Publication Date: 1961-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schenone, FE: AUTHOR

Abstract

The transistor socket receives the three leads of a transistor and has contact elements which make a good connection with the leads with relatively little contact resistance.

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Transistor Socket

The transistor socket receives the three leads of a transistor and has contact elements which make a good connection with the leads with relatively little contact resistance.

A socket body 1 has three contact pins 2 held from axial movement by a retainer plate 3 secured to the back of the socket body by a fastener 4. At their forward ends the contact pins 2 are restrained by a socket cover 5 having apertures in alignment with the lead-receiving bores 6 in the contact pins 2. A transverse bore 7 in each pin 2 receives a ball 8 which is biased by a spring 9 to extend partially into the lead receiving bore 6.

Upon the insertion of the transistor leads into the bores 6 the leads cam the balls 8 outwardly, the leads being biased against the sides of the bores 6 to provide a good contact.

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