Accession Number:

ADD020071

Title:

Power Plug Adapter Assembly and Method

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 23 Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-23

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

An assembly is provided for retaining standard electrical plugs within receptacles in environments having vibration and shock conditions that loosen normal electrical plugs. The present invention includes an adapter with a first locking mechanism for locking the adapter to the electrical receptacle. The adapter contains a standard electrical receptacle to receive the power plug prongs of the power plug. In a preferred embodiment, a restraining collar is mounted adjacent the power plug and secured to the adapter with tie straps to thereby secure the power plug to the adapter.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE