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Improved Soldering of Component Pins to Bus Bars

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118154D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Singh, P: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for soldering component pins to bus bars. Pin alignment and solder heat sinking problems are reduced by radially slitting the bus bar at the point of pin entry.

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Improved Soldering of Component Pins to Bus Bars

      Disclosed is a method for soldering component pins to bus
bars.  Pin alignment and solder heat sinking problems are reduced by
radially slitting the bus bar at the point of pin entry.

      The hole in the bus bar that accepts the pin soldered to it
consists of radial slits is shown in the Figure.  When the pin is
pushed into this hole, the radial leaves are bent out and press
against the pin.  Since the diameter of the circle defined by the
radial slits is much larger than the pin diameter, alignment of
pin-to-hole becomes less critical.  During soldering with a soldering
iron tip, heat sinking  is reduced due to the narrowness of the bus
bar leaves.  The invention  thus provides ease of alignment of
pin-to-hole and reduced heat sinking  problem.