Accession Number : AD0270579

Title :   RESEARCH DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF TAPECON (FLAT FLEXIBLE CABLE CONNECTOR)

Corporate Author : BURNDY CORP NORWALK CONN

Personal Author(s) : OSHVA,EUGENE ; OSBORN,GLENN M.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Work was continued on connectors for flat flexible cables. In the revised design of the Tapecon connector, the dimensional accuracy required in the molding of the various parts was substantially improved because of the shorter cores which will be used. By maintaining one piece construction of the contacts, the milli-volt drop between the insulation piercing elements and the pin or socket contact is kept at a minimum. Test results to date indicate that the latest design of pressure bar, i.e., wedge angle, resilient surface, etc., gives the most effective and reliable means of making contact of the piercing elements to the flat cable conductor. Use of a combination ferrule that accomplishes cable installation and bulkhead mounting within 2 units instead of 4, keeps the connector width at a minimum. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC CABLES, *ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, MANUFACTURING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE