Accession Number : ADD012242

Title :   Blind-Mating, Positionally Adjustable Electrical Connection Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Golder,Louis

Report Date : 11 Feb 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A blind-mating, positionally adjustable electrical connector device of the plug-and-socket type, with the plug connected to an electrically conductive structure (such as a passive printed circuit board), and with the electrified socket insulatively attached in a positionally adjustable manner to a base member (such as a chasis). Unlike the prior art, the positionally adjustable socket can be moved to correct a misalignment with the plug thereby permitting easy blind-mating of the plug and the socket, and the socket can be quickly de-electrified by a quick disconnect means which includes a wire lead, from an electric source, removably wrapped around a terminal in electricl connection with the socket, with the wire lead easily and quickly unwrapable from the terminal. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, *PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS, *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, MISALIGNMENT, DISCONNECT FITTINGS, ELECTRIC WIRE, ELECTRIC WIRE, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, ELECTRIC POWER, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, SOURCES, CONNECTORS, WIRE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE