Accession Number : ADD015964

Title :   Shield Ground Adapter for Kickpipes and Stuffing Tubes.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 13 Jun 91, patented 17 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Obara, Michael

Report Date : 17 Aug 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A shielded cable passes through a kickpipe in a structural plate member, such as the deck of a ship. The kickpipe has a necked-down portion designed to receive the cable at a point where the cable shielding has been exposed. Axially compressible radially expandable iris, or toroidal, springs are engaged by an adapter nut threadably received inside the kickpipe to create a low impedance ground connection from the cable shielding to the deck. The adapter nut has a cavity for receiving a packing material and a gland nut is received in the adapter cavity to seal the ground connection from the environment.

Descriptors :   *ADAPTERS, *PATENTS, *ELECTRICAL GROUNDING, CABLES, CAVITIES, IMPEDANCE, PLATES, SHIELDING, SHIP DECKS, SPRINGS

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE