Battery Protector Used in a RAM Cartridge
Original Publication Date: 1985-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
A battery in a random-access memory (RAM) cartridge is energized for testing components of a circuit card and then deenergized until a customer reenergizes the battery permanently. Thus, the battery is usable for testing purposes without having its charge depleted and is available for continuous use when purchased by a customer. A RAM cartridge includes a base 1 having a pair of parallel ribs 2 and 3 and a pair of contacts 4 mounted therein. A make-break strip 5, which is formed of a non-conductive material, is positioned on top of the contacts 4 and extends through notches 6 in opposite side walls of the base 1 to the exterior of each side of the base 1. A circuit card 7, which has various components thereon, rests on four ribs 8 (two on each side) on opposite sides of the base 1.