53. Shrink Boot Adapter M85049/62. The shrink boot
58. NON-ENVIRONMENTAL BACKSHELL. Non-
adapter, along with dimensions and part number
environmental backshells or extenders are used when
breakdown, is illustrated (Figure 34).
moisture entry is not a problem. They are used when
additional space is required for maintenance.
54. Straight Shrink Boot Adapter AS3109. As with all
shrink boots, the recovered diameter is critical to
59. NON-ENVIRONMENTAL BACKSHELL AVAIL-
ensure proper sealing. The recovered diameter is the
ABILITY. There are two styles of backshells available
diameter after shrinking. Straight shrink boots, along
for use. There is a backshell with a cable clamp and a
with supplied and recovered dimensions and part
number breakdown, are illustrated (Figure 35).
60. Straight Backshell with Cable Clamp M85049/29.
55. 90° Shrink Boot AS3117. The 90° shrink boot when
This straight backshell, along with dimensions and part
supplied will be as a tube. When shrunk the tube will
number breakdown, is illustrated (Figure 37).
recover to a 90° bend as required. The 90° shrink boot,
along with applicable supplied and recovered
61. Straight Adapter MS27342. The straight adapter is
dimensions and part number breakdown, is illustrated
also called an intermediate adapter. The adapter is
threaded to couple with the connector, and threaded
to accept other connector accessories. The adapter,
56. SHRINK BOOT AND ADAPTER REMOVAL. To
along with dimensions and part number breakdown,
gain access to the connector rear, the shrink boot and
is illustrated (Figure 38).
adapter are removed using the following procedures:
62. NON-ENVIRONMENTAL BACKSHELL REMOV-
a. To salvage boot, apply heat using HT-900B
AL AND INSTALLATION. The backshell is removed
heat gun until pliable.
and replaced using the tools and tool procedures in
paragraphs 21 and 22.
b. Using flat screwdriver, gently pry boot from
adapter and wires.
63. EMI/RFI GROUNDING TERMINATORS. The
EMI/RFI grounding terminators are either bonding
Slide boot away from connector.
rings or ferrule assemblies. These grounding
terminators are not to be confused with EMI/RFI
d. Remove adapter using tools and tool
backshells. Their function is to place all the shields
procedure (paragraph 21).
within the cable at the same potential eliminating EMI
or RFI potentials within the cable.
Perform connector repair per NAVAIR 01-1A-
64. Bonding Rings. Bonding rings are used with cable
clamps or flexible conduit coupling nuts to ground
57. SHRINK BOOT AND ADAPTER INSTALLA-
TION. Upon completion of the connector repair install
the shrink boot and adapter using the following pro-
Shields are separated from wires.
All separated shields are gathered.
a. Install the adapter using the tools and tool
procedure (paragraph 22).
Crimp gathered shields to bonding ring
Slide the shrink boot to connector.
Solder crimped tongue and insulate.
Apply a coat of epoxy glue to the adapter lip
and inside of shrink boot.
65. Bonding Ring AN3111. This type of bonding ring,
along with applicable dimensions, is illustrated
Seat shrink boot on adapter lip.
Apply heat to shrink boot, using HT-900B heat
gun, to shrink boot to adapter and cable.