Accession Number : ADD007276

Title :   Adjustable Connector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Minard,James V ; Goldman,Loeb J ; Foss,Dale R

Report Date : 20 May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An adjustable cardedge connector for use with two-sided printed circuit (pc) boards, which connector is capable of individual adjustments to align the contacts on each side of the pc board with corresponding connector contacts, and positive actuation to symmetrically clamp the connector onto the pc board with sufficient contact pressure to insure electrical continuity. On either side of a center board structure are pivotally attached clamping arms. At one end both clamping arms are actuated by a symmetrically disposed screw device referenced to the center board and attached to each clamping arm. The opposite ends of the clamping arms have segments which translate parallel to the pivot axis so that the connector contacts can be aligned with the pc board contacts. Attached to each translating segment is a block having multiple electrical contacts. When the connector and board are aligned and the screw device is actuated, the contacts on both blocks are compressively joined to the corresponding contacts on the two sides of the pc board. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electric connectors, Circuit interconnections, Printed circuit boards

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE