Accession Number:

ADD020010

Title:

Improved Connector Insert

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 10 Oct 2001

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-10

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

An improved electrical connector having an electrical connector housing and at least one face seal, wherein the improved electrical connector is a single molded connector housing. The electrical connector housing includes a plurality of passageways extending from a first end to a second end. A face seal includes a plurality of openings corresponding to the plurality of passageways within the electrical connector housing, each passageway having a semi-o-ring on at least one side of the face seal. In a preferred embodiment, the improved electrical connector is made form an o-ring type material such as, but not limited to, neoprene or Buna-N rubber. The improved electrical connector does not need additional seals to create a waterproof seal, and therefore does not suffer from increased tolerance stack-up. Furthermore, when constructed from an o-ring type material, the improved electrical connector does not cold flow around a receptacles pins.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE