Hard File Test Fixture
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This article describes a hard file test fixture having edge card plug- in connectors and a semi-automatic spring-loaded pogo-pin right-angle power connector. Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a side view and Fig. 2 is a front view of the test fixture disclosed herein. Fig. 3 is a section across A-A of Fig. 1. Hard file 1 is slid into slides 9 mounted to fixture sides 8. Edge card contacts of the card assembly mounted inside the hard file are inserted into connectors 2 and 3 (Fig. 3). A mounting plate 10 has slots in it for any horizontal alignment adjustments. When the hard file is properly engaged into the connectors, lever 13 and its connecting bar 6, which is attached to pivot assembly 4, are pushed down to make pogo-pin contact 5 (shown in detail A in Fig.