Read/Write Magnetic Recording Head With Static Bleedoff
Original Publication Date: 1985-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
Most floppy diskette drives include an electrical connection to the head core of a read/write (R/W) magnetic head, in order to provide static bleedoff. This connection is usually a discrete wire which requires a solder connection at one or both ends. Such a connection is manual, slow and costly. A simpler means of electrical connection is provided, which is usable in automated assembly. This simpler arrangement provides a good electrical connection between the head's ferrite and a low resistance static charge bleedoff path to ground. It also provides the connection in a manner that is compatible with automated head and head carriage assembly.