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Trilead Connector Assembly Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056228D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Auerbach, IA Bove, R [+details]

Abstract

The trilead connector assembly tool 10 provides feedback to the assembler that the connector 12 is properly seated in addition to being an aid in assembly itself. Often a connector 12 is not inserted on the pin and ground rail to the full extent. In this case, vibration, probing, etc., can cause the connector to back off, resulting in an intermittent or no contact for ground, and possibly signal, paths, resulting in considerable system down-time.