Mechanical Strain Relief on a Surface-Mounted Connector
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
A surface-mounted connector provides strain relief for components attached thereto. The connector is mounted by means of one or more split lock pins 15 which engage openings in the printed circuit card 14. As shown in Figs. 2 and 3, connector 12 is provided with a drain opening 12d in the center thereof and a drain slot 12e in the side thereof to permit the drainage of any fluids from the connector. As shown in Fig. 3, the connector is provided with a slight setback from the card surface to prevent the connector 12 from forcing any soldered paste from the electrical solder joint area before vapor phase soldering of the connections.