Rotatable Power Assembly (Self-Contained Unit)
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
An alternative approach to the card on board packaging technology directly powers the card assemblies rather than their being powered from the board, thus eliminating power planes on the planar board. Referring to the drawing, connectors 11 with feed-through pins 13 allow individual or group power supply assemblies 15 to plug directly to card assemblies via feed-through pins. The upper portion of the connectors 11 on the planar boards 17 still remain free for possible engineering change activity. Power supplies for the individual cards can be packaged in cassettes 19, as shown in the drawing, or individual power supply housing assemblies, and the mechanical package 15 may be self-contained and handled as a separate unit.