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Connector Mounting Block with Insulating and Engagement Guiding Features

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113548D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Henderson, SD: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Described is as insulating block used to mount a first connector and to provide a surface for guiding a second, mating connector into engagement with the first connector in such a way that a metal hood of the second connector does not cause an electrical short by touching pins of the first connector.

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Connector Mounting Block with Insulating and Engagement Guiding Features

      Described is as insulating block used to mount a first
connector and to provide a surface for guiding a second, mating
connector into engagement with the first connector in such a way that
a metal hood of the second connector does not cause an electrical
short by touching pins of the first connector.

      The Figure is an exploded isometric view of a male connector 10
mounted to a chassis wall 12 by means of an insulating block 14,
which is composed, for example, of a thermoplastic material, and a
mounting plate 16.  The insulating block 14 is fastened to the
chassis wall 12 by means of screws 18, and to mounting plate 16 by
means of screws 20.  The use of an insulating block in this way
allows an outer shell 19 of connector 10 to be operated at a voltage
other than the voltage of chassis wall 12.  Male connector 10 is
electrically connected to a circuit board 22 by means of a number of
wires 24, each of which extends from one of the pins 25 within a
conductive hood 26 of connector 10.  Mounting plate 16 includes a
hole 27, through which threaded portion 28 of connector 10 extends
when the assembly of these parts is completed, and a slot 30, through
which wires 24 pass during the assembly operation.  In this way, the
attachment of wires 24 to extend between connector 10 and circuit
board 22 can be completed before mounting plate 16 is placed on
connector 10.  Mounting plate 16 is ...