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HIGH-VOLTAGE INTERCONNECT FOR A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027189D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The present disclosure describes a high-voltage interconnection device that takes advantage of the flexural strength and modulus of common printed wiring board (PWB) materials. Typically, deflection of such materials results in a force which brings the PWB back into its planar shape. The proposed device relies on these properties to enable the formation of an interconnection with an external circuit or device. As will be understood from the following description, the proposed device further eliminates the necessity for springs, pins, sockets, or connector body "float" to accommodate the axial location tolerances of mating parts.