Replaceable Card Cartridge for Equipment Enclosure
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
A customer-replaceable electronic cartridge is described which can be detached from or re-attached to a housing for electrical equipment. Attachment of the cartridge automatically connects it electrically to the equipment. The cartridge contains circuit elements, such as electronic cards, which it is desirable for the user to be able to replace without calling a service engineer. The cartridge is built with electrical socket connections for power and logic supplies, air ducts that interface with the host equipment air cooling system and electrical screening of internal circuits from external interference. Hook-on hinges allow the (Image Omitted) cartridges to accurately engage on housing pivots and to swing into the closed position, locking by means of snap connectors at the side, top or back of a housing.