As all NAVAIR connector and accessory
documents are transitioned to non-government
standards, (the Society of Automotive
Engineers (SAE) will become the preparing
activity and the Navy will adopt the
documents), the drawing number prefix will
change from MS to AS. The main part number
designation remains the same, with the "M"
prefix, such as M81511/17-08. At times the
Figure 1. Grommet Nut (Typical)
entire item may be superseded by another.
There are many cases where documents have
been cancelled without replacement, each case
was reviewed and some information has been
Non-Environmental EMI-RFI Backshells.
retained in this volume "for reference use only".
Environmental EMI-RFI Backshells.
3. CONNECTOR ACCESSORIES. Connector
accessories are components added to a connector to
5. GROMMET NUTS. The grommet nut is a threaded
maintain its operational characteristics. These
ring nut utilized to securely hold the connector
accessories are divided into the following categories:
grommet in place (Figure 1).
6. CABLE CLAMP. A cable, or saddle clamp is a cable
support or clamping device which requires the use of
Connector Assembly Tools.
an intermediate component for attachment to the back
of the connector.
7. STRAIN RELIEF. A strain relief is a cable support
or clamping device which attaches directly to the
connector (Figure 2).
4. BACKSHELLS. Backshells are the most complex
connector accessories and simply stated they are any
device added to the rear or wiring side of a connector.
Backshells may be divided into the following
Cable Clamps and Strain Reliefs.
Potting Boots and Rings.
Shrink Boots and Adapters.
EMI-RFI Grounding Terminators.
Figure 2. Strain Relief (Typical)