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Electrical Termination of Wire Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041344D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Herriford, DL Milburn, RE [+details]

Abstract

The figures show an assembly for terminating cable 1 of fine wires 3. Bare wires 3 span two printed circuit boards 5 having grooves 7 to receive and locate wires 3. Insulator 9 is brought down over all the wires, and clamping spring 11 is clamped over insulator 9. A relief member 13, having notched arms 15 which deform around and resiliently clamp into the sides of insulator 9, is attached over the body of cable 1. No soldering is employed. The completed assembly is shown from the side in Fig. 2. Board 5 has an inset 17 into which notch 19 on insulator 9 fits. Clamping spring 11 forces notch 19 into inset 17, thereby producing a locking action. Relief member 13 isolates forces on cable 1 from wires 3 in the assembly. Fig. 3 illustrates the fabrication of two boards 5.