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Cable Grommet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000098559D
Original Publication Date: 1959-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lyons, JC: AUTHOR

Abstract

The grommet is for use in conjunction with a clamp adapted to surround it. The grommet is constructed of sand impregnated neoprene. A plurality of slots is provided in the grommet through which individual conductors pass. The slots are tapered for ease of threading conductors and for providing an increase in clamping action on the conductors. Once the conductors are passed through the tapered slots and arranged, a clamp is adapted to surround the grommet and generally compress the grommet from all sides.

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Cable Grommet

The grommet is for use in conjunction with a clamp adapted to surround it. The grommet is constructed of sand impregnated neoprene. A plurality of slots is provided in the grommet through which individual conductors pass. The slots are tapered for ease of threading conductors and for providing an increase in clamping action on the conductors. Once the conductors are passed through the tapered slots and arranged, a clamp is adapted to surround the grommet and generally compress the grommet from all sides.

A typical use of the grommet is in conjunction with a multi-terminal connector which has a clamp affixed to it. The conductors which are to be soldered to the terminals of the connector, are passed through the slots in the grommet and connected to the terminals. Then the clamp is secured around the grommet so as to form a clamping action on the conductors passing through it.

By using this construction, each individual conductor is secured in place, and all of the conductors receive substantially equal pressure to prevent accidental withdrawal of a conductor from the connector.

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