Flexible Distribution System Extraction Tool
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
There exists a problem disconnecting a four-contact flat wire bus from a pluggable power connector housing. Removal of a bus would be required if a flat wire bus assembly is mis-plugged into the housing or, in the field, an engineering change must be made which requires a new assembly or re-routing of an existing assembly. The contacts of a flat wire bus assembly have a shoulder which, when pushed into the housing, slides past four plastic molded clips. These clips hold the contact in after the shoulder has been pushed past the clips and all the way to the bottom of the power connector socket. The configuration of the clips and shouldered contacts is shown in Fig. 1 which shows two contacts bonded to a flat wire bus and inserted into a power connector housing.