IMPROVEMENTS TO POLAR CAMPS - JAMESWAY ELECTRICAL WIRING HARNESS.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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A new wiring harness was developed to increase the speed of installation of electrical power in a Jamesway and to improve the quality of lighting. The new harness is made up of insulated cable so that each circuit can be wired together and coiled for shipment. Light fixtures, located over the center of each room, have a cord and plug cap for plugging them into convenience outlets to eliminate wiring them into the system in the field. The only field connections required are in wiring the circuits into the distribution panel and connecting the vestibule and outside lights into the system. It is estimated that installation time of the new harness will require about one-fourth the time needed to install the electrical harness used previously. Based on the average cost of Seabee labor in Antarctica, this represents a saving of 256 in outfitting a 64-foot-long Jamesway. It is planned to use the new electrical wiring harness to outfit a 64-foot Jamesway as a 12-bedroom quarters for in-service test at McMurdo, Antarctica, during Deep Freeze 67. Author
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