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Cable Retainer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062946D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Crowley, TM Homan, DF [+details]

Abstract

Allowing cables in adjacent I/O sockets to nest on top of each other minimizes air flow restriction but still provides positive retention. The printed circuit board 1 has a double row of cable sockets 2, 3 at the top edge of the board. The split cable retainer 4 allows cable to be laid directly on top of cable by opening the cable 4 retainer, laying cable 5 on top of cable 6, then closing the retainer. This produces a lower cabling profile, thus allowing more air flow for cooling. The cable card 7 with retainer is assembled to the gate by plugging in the appropriate board cable socket positions 2, 3. The finger loop is used to facilitate assembly of the cable in the gate 8. Pressure is applied to the loop in the direction of the board socket.