Accession Number : AD0164182

Title :   Electrical Connector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Proctor,Richard D. J.

Report Date : 16 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes an electrical connector for interfacing a PC (printed circuit) board with external circuits. A nonconductive core, formed to engage the edge of the PC board adjacent to the printed circuit terminals, receives two rows of opposed contact springs, each spring having a bifurcated portion in the core for receiving a contact pin of an external circuit and a base portion extending outwardly for engaging either side of the circuit board at selected terminals. The bifurcated portions of each spring are inwardly inclined from their respective ends to form pin contact points developed from each other along their length. A nonconductive cover removably fitted over the core and springs provides accessibility for spring replacement and protection against contact pin damage.

Descriptors :   (*Electric connectors, Printed circuits), (*Patents, Electric connectors), Springs, Edges, Pins

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE