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Battery Cable Assembly with Snap-In Contact Feature

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113334D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Carlson, D: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed are assemblies of battery contacts and cables, which may be snapped into place to create a water tight seal between a battery compartment and an adjacent compartment within a machine structure.

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Battery Cable Assembly with Snap-In Contact Feature

      Disclosed are assemblies of battery contacts and cables, which
may be snapped into place to create a water tight seal between a
battery compartment and an adjacent compartment within a machine
structure.

      As shown in the Figure, a pair of cable assemblies 2, each of
which is pre-assembled to include an insulated wire 4 and a battery
contact 8, are inserted through a pair of holes 10 in a wall 12,
which separates a battery compartment 14 from an adjacent compartment
16 in a machine structure 18.  A connector terminal 19 may also be
pre-assembled as a part of each cable assembly 2, if it is small
enough to be inserted through a hole 10; otherwise this terminal 19
is installed later.  Cable assemblies 2 are inserted until the
cylindrical extension 20 of each battery contact 8 snaps tightly into
place within its associated hole 10, forming a water tight seal
between battery compartment 14 and adjacent compartment 16.  In this
way, provision is made for conducting electrical current through the
cable assemblies 2, from a battery (not shown), in battery
compartment 14, across a water tight barrier.

      This assembly process is completed by inserting connector
terminals 19 into an insulating connector housing 22, facilitating
the attachment of cable assemblies 2 to circuits within adjacent
compartment 16.