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Connector Cover with Bevelled Surfaces for Visual Alignment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119190D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kleppe, LC: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

A connector cover with bevelled front surfaces to visually aid in the alignment to a mating connector is disclosed. This concept is especially useful in a "blind plugging" environment to help prevent bent connector pins.

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Connector Cover with Bevelled Surfaces for Visual Alignment

      A connector cover with bevelled front surfaces to visually aid
in the alignment to a mating connector is disclosed.  This concept is
especially useful in a "blind plugging" environment to help prevent
bent connector pins.

      As shown in the Figure, the angle of the bevels 1 and it's
length is dependent on the style of connector 2, and the cover 3
material.  The bevels 1 should allow as much connector 2 viewing area
as possible.  The bevelled surfaces 1 are symmetrical to allow
viewing from either side of the connector 2.