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Cable Retention Bracket for Rack Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106191D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Aug, CJ: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

A plastic cable retention bracket that snaps into the side rails of a typical rack system is disclosed. The bracket is used for cable management of discrete cables that enter and/or exit a typical Electronics Industries Association (EIA) rack.

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Cable Retention Bracket for Rack Systems

      A plastic cable retention bracket that snaps into the side
rails of a typical rack system is disclosed.  The bracket is used for
cable management of discrete cables that enter and/or exit a typical
Electronics Industries Association (EIA) rack.

      The plastic cable retention bracket snaps into the EIA unit
holes in the rack side rail.  Either side of the rack can be used;
only one side is shown (Fig. 1).

      The EIA unit holes of a rack side rail is defined by EIA to be
44.4 millimeters and is repeated every fourth hole.  Thus, the
bracket can be installed in any free EIA unit (4 holes).

      The bracket is installed by tilting it up so the L-shaped arm
can be inserted into the top hole of the 4 holes chosen.  The bottom
dart is then pushed into the bottom hole.  The bracket cannot be
removed unless the dart is cut or snipped off (Fig. 2).

      To insert a cable, push it into the bracket to force apart the
offset ears.  Each ear has 3 small radii for nesting the cable after
insertion.  The hook on the end of each ear helps hold the cable(s)
in place.  Inserting cables into the bracket routes the cables along
the side rails, out of the way, with no stress on the cable.