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Flex Cable Solderless Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102979D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wanek, DJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

A means for connecting a flex cable to other conductors is shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2. A flex cable 1 is constructed with open windows 2 in which any number of gold-plated lands 3 are exposed. Flex cable 1 is folded over a stiffener 4 to form spring hoops 5 out of land patterns 3. Fig. 1 shows a set of gold-plated head wires 6 strung onto a clip 7 which is brought into compression against spring hoop land patterns 5 to make the connection. Fig. 2 shows one of many other applications of this connector, such as flex to flex 8, flex to discrete 8, flex to circuit board 9 with pins on board 9, or land patterns on board 9. An optional mount block and screws 10 are used on one or both ends.

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Flex Cable Solderless Connector

      A means for connecting a flex cable to other conductors is
shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2.  A flex cable 1 is constructed with open
windows 2 in which any number of gold-plated lands 3 are exposed.
Flex cable 1 is folded over a stiffener 4 to form spring hoops 5 out
of land patterns 3.  Fig. 1 shows a set of gold-plated head wires 6
strung onto a clip 7 which is brought into compression against spring
hoop land patterns 5 to make the connection.  Fig. 2 shows one of
many other applications of this connector, such as flex to flex 8,
flex to discrete 8, flex to circuit board 9 with pins on board 9, or
land patterns on board 9.  An optional mount block and screws 10 are
used on one or both ends.

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