Accession Number : AD0164176

Title :   Underwater Electrical Connector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Elkins,James H.

Report Date : 23 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes an electrical connector system for use at great depths beneath the surface of the sea. A conical plug is disclosed as having spaced contact rings and a vacuum attachment chuck to seat the plug in a mating socket. A sealing ring provides watertight cooperation between the plug and socket in such a manner as to retain the plug in place by hydrostatic pressure.

Descriptors :   (*Electric connectors, Underwater equipment), (*Patents, Electric connectors), Deep water

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE