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High density electrical card connector system

An electrical circuit board card connection system is disclosed which comprises a wedge-operated locking mechanism disposed along an edge portion of the printed circuit board. An extrusion along the edge of the circuit board mates with an extrusion fixed to the card cage having a plurality of electrical connectors. The connection system allows the connectors to be held away from the circuit board during insertion/extraction and provides a constant mating force once the circuit board is positioned and the wedge inserted. The disclosed connection system is a simple solution to the need for a greater number of electrical signal connections.
Inventors: 

Garrett R.

Trotter

J. Eric

Haggard

Patent Number: 
6,030,232
Patent Issue Date: 
February 29, 2000
Region
Midwest
State: 
Illinois
Phone: 
630-840-3000
Email: 
fermilab@fnal.gov
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