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Modular Bulkhead

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119635D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Roy, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Bulkhead 1 (Fig. 1) is the host for the fan assembly 2, power connector 3, and the power card (not shown). Modularization of host allows easy access and ease of replacement of the bulkhead 1 or individual defective part.

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Modular Bulkhead

      Bulkhead 1 (Fig. 1) is the host for the fan assembly 2,
power connector 3, and the power card (not shown). Modularization of
host allows easy access and ease of replacement of the bulkhead 1 or
individual defective part.

      Guide pin tenon 4 on the bulkhead 1 aligns the power connector
3, SCSI connector (not shown), and the guide plate 5, which is the
host for the device, in unison.

      The guide plate 5 has two tenons 7 that interlock to the key
way 8 on bulkhead 1.  These two tenons 7 interlock to the bulkhead 1.
This interlock to the bulkhead 1 sets the correct distance between
the guide plate 5 and bulkhead 1 to insure that the module (not
shown) will mate to the power connector upon insertion.  Once the
guide plate 5 is set in place, bulkhead 1 can be removed if defected
and a new one can be added without any realignment to the guide plate
5.

      Bosses 14 and holes 15 incorporated into the bulkhead 1 are the
mounting host targets for securing the rear cover 16 to the power
unit.

      Guide pin tenon 4 on the bulkhead 1 will mate with the two
holes 10 (Fig. 2) on the rear of the module cover.  When the module
is inserted all the way into the power unit 11 on the guide plate 5,
the guide pin tenon 4 will pick up mating holes 10 to insure that the
connectors are properly in line (4), (10).

      Rails 13 and side walls 6 incorporated in the bulkhead tunnel
assure alignment of the external SCSI cable assembly...