Diskette Drive Signal and Power Connector Retainer
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
This article describes a diskette drive signal and power connector retainer which minimizes loosening of the connectors due to high vibration in an industrial manufacturing environment. Signal and power connectors can start to loosen out and move away at side-to-side vibration during system resonance frequency dwell. Failures occur when the signal is interrupted due to backward displacement of the connectors. The retainer device disclosed herein minimizes such loosening. (Image Omitted) Fig. 1 shows the connector retainer of this disclosure in exploded perspective in relation to a diskette drive. Fig. 2 is a rear view of the retainer installed on the drive frame. The retainer 1 is composed of VO rating polycarbonate for flammability resistance. A rigid lower finger 2 is installed first, slipping over lower boss 4.