BACKPLANE INTERCONNECT RETAINER
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-19
In the special application of mounting a backplane see figure 1, eliminates the need for any individual fas- (motherboard) board to a card cage there are several teners. It consists of a retainer with a teeth-like detail locations where a large amount of force will be applied and PCB with a similar teeth-lie detail that mounts in as a daughter board (c&d) is inserted into the backplane. the retainer. The assembly is accomplished by: In this case there is a requirement to hold the PCB in 1. Inserting the PCB into the bottom trough of the retainer. several locations. The present method for accomplishing 2. Pushing the "teeth" ofthe PCB between the "teeth" this is to use several screws to hold the PCB to the card of the retainer. cage to minimize the deflections. 3. Sliding the PCB to the side until it snaps into position.