Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A circuit card carrier provides protection for the gold tabs of a circuit card. The carrier is designed to protect the gold tabs from damage caused by both contact and static electrical discharge. The card 1 has a small notch 2 that is first hooked over the catch 3 on the carrier 4 to secure the card 1 to the carrier 4 on one side. The card 1 is then pushed in the direction indicated by the arrow 5 until the large notch 6 is fully engaged by the spring clip 7. The gold tab 8 is now completely protected by the carrier 1. The carrier 4 is designed to maximize the cleaning of the gold tab 8. The clearance 9 (Fig. 2) around the gold tab 8 and the slots 12 (Fig. 1) on the bottom of the carrier are both features to facilitate the easy cleaning of the gold tab 8.