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D-Sub Connector with Adjustable Cable Ending

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000203735D
Original Publication Date: 2011-Jan-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 141K

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Siemens

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Abstract

Industrial drive products often utilize so called D-Sub connectors as electrical connection for signal communication purposes. Drives for multiple applications such as e.g. Alternating Current (AC) drives are in many cases enclosed in cabinets. However, from a cable management perspective it would be meaningful to route the signal communication cables of drive products in different directions to perfectly use the given space in a cabinet enclosure. Furthermore, a reasonable cable routing can be beneficial for cable stress relief and connector stability. Currently D-Sub connectors with different cable ending directions, such as straight type, right angle type or 45 degree angle type are known. Thus, the Manufacturer of a drive product can only deliver one type of D-Sub connectors for the signal communication cables of the product. Consequently, D-Sub connectors with uniquely fixed cable ending in direction and angle might cause problems in complicated user scenarios on the customer side, where flexible cable management solutions are requested.

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D-Sub Connector with Adjustable Cable Ending

Idea: Xinglong Li, CN-Nanjing; Jiaquan Sun, CN-Nanjing

Industrial drive products often utilize so called D-Sub connectors as electrical connection for signal communication purposes. Drives for multiple applications such as e.g. Alternating Current (AC) drives are in many cases enclosed in cabinets. However, from a cable management perspective it would be meaningful to route the signal communication cables of drive products in different directions to perfectly use the given space in a cabinet enclosure. Furthermore, a reasonable cable routing can be beneficial for cable stress relief and connector stability.

Currently D-Sub connectors with different cable ending directions, such as straight type, right angle type or 45 degree angle type are known. Thus, the Manufacturer of a drive product can only deliver one type of D-Sub connectors for the signal communication cables of the product. Consequently, D- Sub connectors with uniquely fixed cable ending in direction and angle might cause problems in complicated user scenarios on the customer side, where flexible cable management solutions are requested.

In the following a novel D-Sub connector construction is proposed, which provides a rotatable mechanism for the cable within the connector housing (see Figure 1, 2 and 3). The proposed rotatable mechanism provid...