Figure 7. Saddle Clamp Removal and Installation
16. CABLE CLAMP/STRAIN RELIEF. A cable clamp
is a cable supporting or clamping device which requires
the use of an intermediate component for attachment
to the back of the connector. A strain relief is a cable
support or clamping device which attaches directly to
the connector (Figure 7).
17. C A B L E C L A M P - T Y P E S T R A I N R E L I E F
REMOVAL. To remove this type of strain relief use the
following procedure (Figure 7):
Loosen saddle clamp screws.
Unwrap any reinforcing silicone tape.
Remove strain relief using tools and tool
procedure for backshell removal (Paragraph 12).
Perform connector repair.
18. C A B L E C L A M P - T Y P E S T R A I N R E L I E F
INSTALLATION. Upon the completion of connector
repair install the strain relief using the following
procedure (Figure 7):
a. Wrap cable with reinforcing silicone tape to
build cable diameter where necessary.
b. Install strain relief using tools and tool
procedures for backshell installation (Paragraph 15).
Restore proper position of wire/s to reduce
strain. Wire should not elongate grommet holes, pull
tightly, or be kinked.
Figure 8. Environmental EMI/RFI Backshell (Sheet 1 of 7)