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Power Cable Connector Housing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103095D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ioffe, AM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This arrangement uses three molded parts that can be snapped together to form a housing for a cable connector, especially suited for a power cable, but not limited thereto. The parts comprise a center or middle plate 1, and two identical side plates 2 and 3. Outside features of the housing remain unchanged from the previous known housings to permit interfacing with existing applications.

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Power Cable Connector Housing

      This arrangement uses three molded parts that can be snapped
together to form a housing for a cable connector, especially suited
for a power cable, but not limited thereto.  The parts comprise a
center or middle plate 1, and two identical side plates 2 and 3.
Outside features of the housing remain unchanged from the previous
known housings to permit interfacing with existing applications.

      Cavities 5 for the pins or sockets in middle piece 1 will be
about 75% complete in their periphery, for example, as shown, to
allow pins or sockets to be snapped into place in the cavities and
retained therein during assembly.  After all pins/sockets have been
inserted, the side plates 3 are snapped into place to positively
secure the pins/sockets in place.

      Two distinct types of connector housings are contemplated,
socket connectors for sockets, and pin connectors for pins.  Both
types will be molded as three-part structures as shown.  An
eight-hole version is shown, but other capacities can, of course, be
provided. Such arrangements can be made to accept discrete wires as
well as flat cables, are economical to manufacture and easy to
assemble.

      Disclosed anonymously.