Accession Number : AD0471537

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A FRICTION-TYPE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR INCLUDING COMPARISONS WITH SCREW-TYPE CONNECTORS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Goodwin, F. L.

Report Date : 25 NOV 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This report discusses the results of a shock and vibration investigation of a new type connector which is held to the mounting unit by frictional forces rather than being attached by a threaded section. The purpose of this program was to determine the mechanical reliability of the connector. A number of similar connectors of the more common type (Cannon Plugs), which rely on threads as a holding means, were tested so that a direct comparison could be made. It was found that the friction-type connector would be satisfactory for use in most naval ordnance applications where the screw-on-type is being used. When properly assembled, the only weakness found in the friction-type connector was the relatively small force necessary to detach the connector from the mounting unit. However, in some applications this one characteristic becomes a distinct advantage and is the factor which makes this connector useful. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), SCREW THREADS, RELIABILITY, SHOCK(MECHANICS), SHOCK RESISTANCE, FRICTION, VIBRATORS(ELECTRICAL), VIBRATION, SAFETY, AIRBORNE, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, LOADS(FORCES), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE