Claw Grip Contact Probe for Flat Packs.
Patent, filed 8 Dec 87, patented 30 Aug 88,
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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Described is a probe device including a unitary body and a sliding plate means for testing and diagnosing multi-lead electrical flat packs. The sliding plate means contains two sets of holes into which are inserted spring-loaded electrical contact probes for making contact with the leads of the electrical flat pack. The unitary body includes comb teeth for orienting the unitary body over the leads of the electrical flat pack, as well as gripping means having hook ends for securely fastening the probe device to the electrical flat pack being tested or diagnosed. The gripping means include an outwardly flared portion against which the sliding plate means exerts inward lateral pressure causing the hook ends to grip underneath the electrical flat pack at each corner thereof to securely clamp it in place. Included in unitary body is at least one threaded hole which is sufficiently large to allow a size machine screw to pass there-through. Keywords Printed circuit boards Integrated circuit boards Circuit board testers Patents. KT
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods