Edge Guides

The wedge locks card guides provide mechanical rigidity as well as provide a thermal interface between the cooling plate on the circuit card and the chassis side walls.

Conduction cooled VMEbus boards for the rugged and military environments manage heat in a number of ways. For example,designers build thermal planes, typically made of copper, into the layers of the printed circuit board (PCB) to carry heat out to the board's edges for conduction to the chassis sidewalls. The primary thermal interface between the edges of a board and sidewalls are the areas where wedge locks are are used to hold the board.

Edge Guides