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AC GROUND INTERCONNECT CONCEPT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026020D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An AC power connector intended for mounting on a Printed Wiring Board (PWB) is designed to include an AC grounding tab. The grounding tab can be connected to a mechanical feature protruding through the PWB on which the connector is mounted. This modification facilitates direct interconnection of the AC ground line to a mechanical feature within the machine. This modification also facilitates the automated assembly of the grounding connection.