ENHANCED CONTACT PIN
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-31
Some Motorola portable radio accessories currently use a small flex circuit in the accessory connector. This flex circuit provides an interface from the accessory cable conductor wires to the contact pins located in the connector block; RF chokes are usually mounted on this flex to reduce EM1 effects on the radio. See Figure 1 below. The hand soldering processes of connecting the cable's wires to the flex, installiig sur- face mount RF chokes, and attaching the flex to the contact pins makes assembly of the connector very labor intensive. The proposed enhanced contact pin simplifies the interfacing of the cable wires to the contact pins.