Circuit Card Cover With Floating Connector Mounting Plate
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A technique is described whereby a printed circuit card enclosure incorporates a floating connector mounting plate to enable the direct connection of outside cables while providing physical and electrical protection. In prior art, outside cables were frequently connected directly to the printed circuit card. This often presented problems, in that the insertion or removal of the printed circuit card could cause damage to electrical components due to electrostatic discharge. Often, hands and fingers became injured from the sharp pins extending on the card. Also, the stress relief required at the cable was often not connected or was inadequate.