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Power Interface Connector Mechanically Interlocked

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059426D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-16

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Branke, J Fitch, PJ Frye, CS [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a power interface connector (PCA) designed so that when conventional power cords are inserted, a sliding insulator cover is mechanically pushed over exposed electrically hot terminals. Access to the terminals for disconnecting the PCA necessitates the removal of the card, thereby preventing any accidental shock.