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Pluggable EMC Shield and Cable Strain Relief System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040390D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Byrum, RL Fitzgibbons, BP [+details]

Abstract

Shielded cables to a system are fitted at the point of entry to the system with a cable collar which provides electrical contact to the shield. The cable collar fits into a conductive flexible material cable-receiving rack having cable-insertion slots for cable support and cable shield grounding. In the past, external under-floor inter-frame cables of data processing systems required that cable shields be grounded at an interface panel usually with a ground jumper or drain wire screwed to the panel. An additional internal cable then was required to carry the distribution and control wiring to its point of termination. Strain relief of the external cables was typically provided via a metal clamp and screws.