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Wedgelock With Jacking Feature

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060926D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Scott, AW [+details]

Abstract

Low insertion force (LIF) connectors reduce the force required to mate and unmate connectors for high I/O printed wiring board (PWB)/frame assemblies. With increased package densities and the need for higher I/Os, both the difficulty of applying the unmating force and the magnitude of the unmating force increase. The small separation between the PWBs with high package densities makes manual removal unsatisfactory. Manually exerting a pull force exposes the components to damage and is difficult due to the limited area accessible for gripping. Cam levers, attached to the PWB/frame, provide an effective method of applying the unmating force. But cam levers are not attractive when using the wedge to simultaneously clamp two electronic PWB/frames against a cold plate interface.