Improved Undersea Cable Connector with Internal Debonding Prevention
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC United States
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An electrical connector for joining a cable to a cathodically protected body in a marine environment includes a connector body having a terminal connector for joining to the cathodically protected body and a mounting portion for receiving the cable. An elastomeric band is positioned around said connector body mounting portion and exerts radially compressive inward force thereupon. An encapsulant is formed around and bonded to said connector body mounting portion, said elastomeric band and the cable. A method for making the electrical connector is further provided.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Marine Engineering