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Power Cabling Transition Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052018D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Evans, RT Segal, Z Trogisch, RE [+details]

Abstract

Present techniques to deliver power to hinged logic gates utilize large cables (e.g., size 2-0) from a power supply frame terminated to bus bars. These bus bars are configured to provide convenient termination point for flattened copper cables, called FDS (Flat distribution system) Such cables then connect to the logic boards and can flex with any movement of the gate. Shown in the drawing is a connector which meets these general requirements and eliminates large bolt power cable transition to bus bars to add reliability, reduce assembly time, and ease field service requirements. As shown, a cable 1 is attached by crimping to a connector 2. Four holes 3 are provided in the end of connector 2 and allow an FDS 4 to be connected thereto in any one of three different escape directions, as shown in Fig. 1.