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Holder for Electronic Modules

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059138D
Original Publication Date: 1988-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Dust, KR [+details]

Abstract

Replacement of a failed electronic module, such as a light emitting diode (LED), also provides a secure method of retention without dismantling a larger electronic assembly. A holder which is pluggable into a circuit board, either through connecting pins or through a set of slots, has a pair of extending resilient locking fingers for removably receiving the electronic module. The electronic module, which may have outwardly extending connector pins, slides into the mounting unit between the flexible arms and is aligned with the electrical connection receptacles of the mounting holder. The holder, being mounted on a printed circuit board, provides for electrical connection to the land areas on the board. Alternatively, electrical wires may be supplied for backboard wiring.