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Connector for Close Pitch Single or Multi Row Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114864D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Heath, GT: AUTHOR

Abstract

The connector described below is applicable to power supply and other circuit board wiring terminations. The connector shown in Fig. 1 has a single parallel row of hollow shafts. Each of the shafts has a snap in retainer area which can be seen in the cross-sectional Figures (Figs. 1 and 2). The snap-in retainer area is shaped to permit the insertion and removal of commercially available terminals so that they can be snapped in for soldering purposes or removed if necessary. Stand-off legs are provided at the ends of the connector body so that the terminal ends can be soldered in normal production soldering.

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Connector for Close Pitch Single or Multi Row Systems

      The connector described below is applicable to power supply and
other circuit board wiring terminations.  The connector shown in Fig.
1 has a single parallel row of hollow shafts.  Each of the shafts has
a snap in retainer area which can be seen in the cross-sectional
Figures (Figs. 1 and 2).  The snap-in retainer area is shaped to
permit the insertion and removal of commercially available terminals
so that they can be snapped in for soldering purposes or removed if
necessary.  Stand-off legs are provided at the ends of the connector
body so that the terminal ends can be soldered in normal production
soldering.

      The connector is adapted to securely hold circuit board wiring
terminations in place for soldering and provide pull out ability
prior to wave soldering.  The connector is suitable for closely
spaced terminations or termination groupings that have variable
pitch.

      In the use of the connector the individual cables are
terminated with a commercially available terminal.  The cables are
pushed into the connector individually until each terminal is snapped
in place.  They can be tested for correct placement prior to wave
soldering.  Any "crossed terminals" can easily be pulled out and
replaced in the correct location for retesting prior to soldering.

      When used the connector provides insulation without the need
for shrink tubing and provides strain relief in confined spac...