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Strain Relief for Adapting Connector Block to Larger Diameter Cables

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059835D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Tkazyik, WJ Van Kleeck, WS Washo, DB [+details]

Abstract

The drawing shows a strain relief for a flat array of conductors that have their ends soldered to pads inside a connector block (not shown). The conductors are located between an upper half and a lower half of the connector block, and the block is filled with a hot melted plastic that conventionally grips the insulation of the conductors and thereby provides strain relief. strain relief of the drawing is in effect an extension of the connector block that has a conductor receiving part 2 that has a larger opening 3 to hold conductors that have a larger diameter caused by thicker shielding and insulating covering. Parts 4 and 5 fit between the two halves of the connector block and parts 6 and 7 lock the strain relief to the assembled connector block.