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Flex Cable Termination

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061202D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Rice, LJ Smith, JF [+details]

Abstract

A flex cable is terminated between a cap and a base for easy connection to a header. A flex cable 1 (Fig. 1), which comprises copper strips 2 and 3 disposed between insulating layers 4 and 5, is terminated between a plastic cap 6 and a plastic base 7. The insulating layer 4 is stripped from the copper strips 2 and 3 to expose them so that they may function as conductors. The copper strips 2 and 3 are placed on fingers 8 and 9, respectively, of the base 7. Because of the material of the base 7, the fingers 8 and 9 continuously exert a resilient force on the copper strips 2 and 3. With the copper strips 2 and 3 of the cable 1 positioned on the fingers 8 and 9 of the base 7, the cap 6 has tabs 10 extend through passages 11 in the insulating layers 4 and 5 of the flex cable 1 and into holes 12 in the base 7.