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Electrical Connector With Multi-point

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061401D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Tapley, LA Schwartz, HB [+details]

Abstract

On one side of this electrical connector, the contact making part has a cylindrical shape that can be formed by shaping a flat rectangular extension from the connector crimping. The other side of the connector is formed in a C shape, and when the connection is made the two tines of the C shaped part snap around the cylindrical part and grip it mechanically and electrically. In this connector, the tines are shaped to exert a force on the cylindrical part to force it back against the bight of the C shape to produce electrical contact at three points. The C shaped part can be provided with additional spring force and/or with raised contact making areas to enhance this effect.