Accession Number : ADD009321

Title :   Underwater-Mateable Electrical Connector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,Jeffrey V ; Tucker,Leroy W

Report Date : 03 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In an underwater-mateable connector system of the vented pin-and-socket type, the socket electrical contact system is composed of a contact ring cooperating with a contact band, the contact band being integrally provided with a multiplicity of resiliently deformable louvers. The pin electrical contact is composed of a rigid conductor disposed intermediate electrically insulating material and is arranged to provide electrical contact with the deformable louvers of the contact band. Electrically insulating interference seals are formed on either side of the contact area when mated due to differential diameters between the pin and socket. The preferred embodiment utilizes a Multilam band (U.S. Pat. No. 3,453,587) as the contact band.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electric connectors, *Underwater equipment, Electrical equipment, Rings, Pins, Insulation, Electrical properties, Interference, Deformation, Materials, Diameters, Vents, Inventions

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE