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Adapter Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120313D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pross, H: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a special adapter plug by means of which an internal/370 channel cable can also be used as an external channel cable for control units.

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Adapter Connector

      This article describes a special adapter plug by means of
which an internal/370 channel cable can also be used as an external
channel cable for control units.

      The adapter consists of a D-type plug with 78 pins which is
soldered to or embedded in a board, and of two serpent plugs that are
soldered to the back of the board. The board interconnects the pins.
This circuit is embedded in a metal or a metallized plastic housing
for effective screening or grounding of the cable (see Fig. 1).

      The described adapter plug offers the advantage that the
internal channel cable of a computer system, which consists of two
D-type plugs and a cable piece, can also be used as an external
channel cable.  For this purpose, the adapter is merely plugged onto
the internal channel cable and screwed into place (Fig. 2).