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High Power Low Inductance Power Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103742D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ahmadi, J: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Since high power electrical connectors can become very hot, an active thermal management scheme may become necessary. The connector assembly described here achieves this while providing low inductance. The connector assembly consists of a spring-loaded contact strip with gold balls at the point of contact to the associated FRU. The engaging process through rotary actuation of the contact strip from a resting position to a perpendicular angle with the plane of contact provides for high contact force and wipe to ensure minimum contact resistance. The magnitude of the contact force is designed within the spring metallurgy, preferably made of beryllium copper. The bell-shaped spring contact system is housed around the attached to a copper tube that is connected to the power source.

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High Power Low Inductance Power Connector

      Since high power electrical connectors can become very hot, an
active thermal management scheme may become necessary.  The connector
assembly described here achieves this while providing low inductance.
The connector assembly consists of a spring-loaded contact strip with
gold balls at the point of contact to the associated FRU.  The
engaging process through rotary actuation of the contact strip from a
resting position to a perpendicular angle with the plane of contact
provides for high contact force and wipe to ensure minimum contact
resistance.  The magnitude of the contact force is designed within
the spring metallurgy, preferably made of beryllium copper.  The
bell-shaped spring contact system is housed around the attached to a
copper tube that is connected to the power source.  Chilled air or
other thermally controlled fluids are circulated through the tube.
The housing mechanism provides for power and thermal connections, and
the actuation mechanism in an integrated package.

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