Accession Number : ADD015631

Title :   Stress Relief Backshell Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Jun 92, patented 12 Jan 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mello, Craig S

Report Date : 12 Jan 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A stress relief backshell assembly made in two halves to allow the backshell to be fastened on either side of a cable. The backshell elements are assembled to an electrical connector, without cable/connector disassembly. The stress relief backshell prevents stress from affecting the connection between the cable elements and the connector and thus causing a gap in the connection. The backshell assembly includes two backshell halves with ring shaped front portions for engaging and gripping the cable end of the connector, ears extending rearward along the cable, and clamp members which clamp to the ears compressing the cable therebetween. This divided backshell assembly thus allows backshells to be easily removed and replaced. Backshell assemblies may be manufactured in both straight and angled configurations.

Descriptors :   *CABLE ASSEMBLIES, *CONNECTORS, *PATENTS, ASSEMBLY, CONFIGURATIONS, MULTICONDUCTOR CABLES, STRESS RELIEVING

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE