Install strap wrench around part to be
removed. Draw strap tightly through locking link.
Backshell will rest on nose of wrench (Figure 56).
d. Insert T-handle into socket of adapter tool to
provide holding (Figure 57).
counterclockwise as viewed from connector rear
Tape backshell to bundle to prevent loss.
completion of maintenance or modification the
backshell must be replaced. Proceed using the
a. Remove tape from backshell and wire bundle.
Start backshell on connector by hand to prevent cross
Figure 55. Adapter Tool Accessories
b. Continue tightening by hand until the
98. ADAPTER TOOL ACCESSORIES. To hold the
backshell serrated teeth engage the teeth on the back
adapter tool and to keep the connector from turning
when installing or removing backshells, the use of a 1/4
of the connector.
inch drive T-handle is recommended. A strap wrench
Select the correct adapter tool (Tables 5 or 6)
is used for installation and removal of backshells to
by series, T-handle and strap wrench (Figure 56).
apply even pressure without causing damage to
accessories (Figure 55).
99. BACKSHELL REMOVAL. Backshells are used to
Select two strap wrenches for Series III
protect, shield, and add strength to connectors. When
modification or repair to the connector is necessary the
backshell must be removed. Proceed using the
d. Mate adapter tool to connector. Ensure white
dot on adapter lines to master keyway of connector.
Spinning tool on connector will cause damage to tool
a. Select the correct adapter tool Tables 5 or 6 by
series, T-handle and strap wrench (Figure 55).
(1) Select two strap wrenches for Series III
receptacles (Figure 55).
second strap wrench.
b. Mate adapter tool to connector. Ensure white
dot on adapter tool lines to master keyway of
Mount strap wrench opposite to step (d) on
connector. Spinning tool on connector will cause
mating plug to provide holding.
damage to tool and or connector (Figure 56).
a second strap wrench. Mount strap wrench opposite
to step c on mating plug to provide holding.