Waterproof Quick Disconnect Slip Ring Device
Patent, Filed 14 Apr 1997, patented 10 Aug 1999
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A waterproof quick disconnect slip ring device includes a female component attached to a rotating component, a male component attached to a stationary component and removably inserted into a cavity of the female component so as to permit relative rotation between the female and male components, and an annular dynamic seal provided between the female and male components so as to provide a dynamic watertight seal there between as the female and male components rotate relative to one another. The female and male components respectively have first and second electrical conductor arrangements which are electrically coupled together and maintained in the electrical coupled relationship as the female and male components and the first and second electrical conductor arrangements therewith undergo rotation relative to one another. The slip ring device also includes an annular hub and a pair of end caps with annular static seats. The annular hub has a pair of spaced apart opposite end portions and a longitudinal opening extending there between with the female component being removably inserted into and secured to the annular hub. The end caps and annular static seals are applied respectively to outer end portions of the male component and annular hub so as to provide water tight static seals at opposite ends of the slip ring device.
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