Accession Number:

AD0471537

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF THE MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A FRICTION-TYPE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR INCLUDING COMPARISONS WITH SCREW-TYPE CONNECTORS,

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NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

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Report Date:

1953-11-25

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This report discusses the results of a shock and vibration investigation of a new type connector which is held to the mounting unit by frictional forces rather than being attached by a threaded section. The purpose of this program was to determine the mechanical reliability of the connector. A number of similar connectors of the more common type Cannon Plugs, which rely on threads as a holding means, were tested so that a direct comparison could be made. It was found that the friction-type connector would be satisfactory for use in most naval ordnance applications where the screw-on-type is being used. When properly assembled, the only weakness found in the friction-type connector was the relatively small force necessary to detach the connector from the mounting unit. However, in some applications this one characteristic becomes a distinct advantage and is the factor which makes this connector useful. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE