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Retention Insulator for Power Cable Connectors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118666D
Original Publication Date: 1997-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Behrens, LM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is an insulator that provides protection, alignment, and retention for two separate power cable crimp connectors.

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Retention Insulator for Power Cable Connectors

      Disclosed is an insulator that provides protection, alignment,
and retention for two separate power cable crimp connectors.

      As shown in Fig. 1, the plastic insulator (A) is slipped over
the ends of the two separate power cable crimp connectors (B) and
secured to the cables with two cable ties (C) pulled tightly around
the cable insulation.

      The insulator provides support features (D) for both of the
power cable connectors to prevent them from bending downward when the
power cable assembly is rotated 180 degrees to the plugging
direction.

      The insulator provides proper spacing side-to-side,
top-to-bottom, and front-to-back to enable the assembler to blindly
hand plug both connectors simultaneously.

      To provide retention during shipping and handling, a flange
feature protrudes upward on the front of the insulator.  Once the
connectors are fully seated and the lower cage guide is installed,
the insulator flange is captured between the cage guide and the
backplane assembly.  The connectors cannot back out of the assembled
position (Fig. 2).