Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
In the wave soldering of printed circuit cards having precious metal tabs for insertion into connectors, it is critical that the solder not splash on the tabs because when the card is plugged into the connector, springs wipe against the tabs to make an electrical connection. If solder is splashed on the tabs, it would jeopardize the electrical connection. A splash shield that prevents solder splash is constructed and works as described in the following. As seen in the drawing, the splash shield 1 consists of an upper jaw 2 that is constructed of two pieces of angled titanium 3, 4 that are spot-welded together. The two titanium pieces 3, 4 have a rubber seal 5 between them. A bottom jaw 6 is similarly constructed of two titanium pieces 7, 8 that are spot-welded together and hold a rubber seal 9.