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Vibration Damper for Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099322D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Doolittle, FW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Vibration-induced micromotion in cable connectors cause fretting corrosion and consequent high electrical in the connectors. Dampers as disclosed herein reduce the micromotion and thus increase the useful life the connectors. A of elastomeric material 1 is applied to the end a die cast shell 2 of a cable connector, as shown in Fig. or to the periphery of the pin array, as seen in Fig. 2. a layer of the elastomeric material 3 may be to the end of the female receptacle shells, as seen Fig. 3. Another variation provides a layer of material, as shown in Fig. 4, with a plurality apertures 5, which is attached to the periphery of the of the female receptacles on the front surface of a bracket 6, as seen in Fig. 4.

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Vibration Damper for Cable

       Vibration-induced micromotion in cable connectors cause
fretting corrosion and consequent high electrical in the connectors.
Dampers as disclosed herein reduce the micromotion and thus increase
the useful life the connectors.  A of elastomeric material 1 is
applied to the end a die cast shell 2 of a cable connector, as shown
in Fig. or to the periphery of the pin array, as seen in Fig. 2.
a layer of the elastomeric material 3 may be to the end of the female
receptacle shells, as seen Fig. 3.  Another variation provides a
layer of material, as shown in Fig. 4, with a plurality apertures 5,
which is attached to the periphery of the of the female receptacles
on the front surface of a bracket 6, as seen in Fig. 4.

      The thickness of the elastomeric layer must be to drive the
latching mechanism into tensile load the connector is mated and
latched.  This provides a which opposes any rocking motion between
the and female parts of the connector in the mated and condition.