Accession Number : ADD018752

Title :   Underwater Mateable Electrical Connector with Anti-Hydrolock Feature

Descriptive Note : Patent application, Filed 24 Jun 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marolda, Victor J ; Manstan, Roy

PDF Url : ADD018752

Report Date : 24 Jun 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : An electrical connector includes a plug section having a body, and a receptacle section which is connected to the plug section. A collapsible seal is disposed within a circumferential groove formed in the plug section. The receptacle section has a cylindrical housing with a clamping ring for securely engaging and connecting the receptacle section to the plug section. Upon connecting the receptacle section to the plug section any hydrostatic forces present in the chamber between the receptacle section and the plug section causes the collapsible seal to collapse within the groove thereby providing a volume defined by the groove which receives fluid therein for preventing hydrostatic lock.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, *WATERPROOFING, PLUGS, HOUSINGS, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, HYDRAULIC SEALS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE