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LOW COMPRESSION LOAD HOUSING SEAL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006723D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-25

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Thomas Bock

Abstract

Sealing electrical assemblies can be a problem when using containment housings made horn plastic. The high clamping load required for most rigid seals results in both short and long term housing distortion, and possi- ble stress rupture. At the very least the distortion can allow unloading of the seal and subsequent leakage. Rigidizing the housing for the seal requirements is not always practical, or cost effective.