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1. (WO2017062122) CONNECTOR MATING ASSURANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/062122    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050617
Publication Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H01R 13/641
H01R 43/26
G06F 3/01
Applicants: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
Inventors: MAALOUF, Khalil John
Title: CONNECTOR MATING ASSURANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A connector mating assurance system (100) includes an audible sensor (112) configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone (113) for electrical connectors (102, 104). The audible sensor is configured to detect an audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated. The system includes a connector identification sensor (110) configured to be located in the vicinity of the electrical connectors. The connector identification sensor is configured to identify the presence of the electrical connectors. The system includes a controller (114) connected to the audible sensor and the connector identification sensor. The controller receives connector identification signals from the connector identification sensor and the controller receives audio signals from the audible sensor. The controller processes the connector identification signals and the audio signals for mating assurance.