Improved Undersea Cable Connector
NUWC Newport 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 encapsulant is formed around and bonded to the body mounting portion and the cable. A means for applying radially inward compressive force is provided to the outersurface of the encapsulant outside of said connector body mounting portion. This force should be sufficient to prevent transfer of positive metallic ions from the marine environment to the bonding region between the encapsulant and the mounting portion. A method for modifying existing connectors is also provided.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment