AC GROUND INTERCONNECT CONCEPT
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Xerox Disclosure Journal
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.