Accession Number : ADD006872

Title :   Quick Disconnect Electrical Connector Having Disassembly Features for Refurbishment.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Betts,Edward E

Report Date : 04 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The invention is an improvement to the female portion of a quick disconnect electrical connector so that said portion can be easily disassembled for refurbishment. The female portion of the quick disconnect is of the type having concentric sleeves which are slidable with respect to one another. The forward ends of the sleeves are adapted to receive a male portion of the mating electrical connector, and the rearward end of one of the sleeves in connected to an elongated element, such as an electrical cable. An annular space is provided at the rearward end portions of an inner and outer adjacent pair of the sleeves, and a compression spring within the annular space is utilized for urging the adjacent sleeves longitudinally apart with respect to one another. The improvement includes a device located within a rear portion of the annular space and releasably connected to the inner adjacent sleeve for stopping rearward movement of the compression spring. With this arrangement the outer sleeve can be slid forwardly and removed entirely from the inner sleeve after release and removal of the stop devices.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Disconnect fittings, *Electric connectors, Disassembly, Release mechanisms, Springs, Compression, Sleeves, Electric cables, Guided missile launchers, Shipboard

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE