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Insulation Displacement Connector with Molded Strain Relief

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112182D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mangone, J: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is an insulation displacement connector having an overmolded section acting as a strain relief relative to the ribbon cable to which the connector is attached.

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Insulation Displacement Connector with Molded Strain Relief

      Disclosed is an insulation displacement connector having an
overmolded section acting as a strain relief relative to the ribbon
cable to which the connector is attached.

      As shown in Fig. 1, a connector 10 includes a body portion 12
from which a number of insulation displacement terminals 14 extend.
Each terminal 14 includes a central, upward extending slot 15 through
which a conductor 16 of a ribbon cable 18 extends when the connector
10 is assembled onto cable 18.  Ribbon cable 18 includes a number of
parallel conductors 16 surrounded by an insulating layer 20.  An
electrical connection between each terminal 14 and an associated
conductor 16 is is achieved as the sides of slot 15 cut and displace
insulation material 20 of cable 18 around the conductor 16.
Connector 10 also includes a cover 22 which is snapped into place on
body portion 12.

      An overmolded section 24 extends generally along the sides of
body portion 12 and over the top of cover 22, being molded in place
after the assembly of body portion 12 and cover 22 on cable 14.  In
this process, various internal surfaces of overmolded section 24
adhere to adjacent surfaces of body portion 12, cover 22 and cable
14.  Thus, overmolded section 24 provides a strain relief function,
restraining motion of ribbon cable 18 relative to terminals 14 when
the cable assembly is handled.  Such motion could otherwise cause
functional failu...