Interchangeable Means for Holding a Circuit Card to a Framework
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
This article describes an arrangement whereby a printed circuit card is held to a framework by a plurality of plastic standoffs that snap in place either along an edge of the card or through holes in the card. These standoffs can be used interchangeably in these positions. Plastic standoffs are now used to hold the planar printed circuit card to its base, operating through holes in the circuit card and along an edge of the circuit card. Different kinds of standoffs are used for these two kinds of locations. The arrangement disclosed herein holds a circuit card to a framework by utilizing a hole or edge of the card. This arrangement reduces the cost of an assembly of a card to a framework by allowing the use of a single kind of part for different applications.