4. MIL-DTL-22992 SERIES C, J, R AND L
2. This Work Package (WP) covers connector
accessories used with MIL-DTL-22992 Class C, J, R and
5. SPECIAL TOOLS. Connector backshells come in a
L connectors, their function, associated tools, assembly,
wide variety of types depending on application. To
and procurement information. A connector accessory
install backshells or accessories, adapter tools and a
cross-reference table is available (Table 1). This table
strap wrench are needed. Adapter tools (Figure 1) are
is a listing of accessories available for MIL-DTL-22992
used to hold the connector during backshell
connectors. A previous number is also provided for
installation and removal. Special tools are used to
old, or obsolete part numbers. The current part number
prevent damage to connector shells and accessories.
should be ordered when a requirement exists.
6. ADAPTER TOOL SELECTION. Adapter tools are
required for the installation and removal of backshells.
For adapter tool selection, the connector shell size and
As all NAVAIR connector and accessory
type must be known (Table 2, or 3).
documents are transitioned to non-government
standards, (the Society of Automotive
7. ADAPTER TOOL ACCESSORIES. To hold adapter
Engineers (SAE), will become the preparing
tool and to keep the connector from turning when
activity and the Navy will adopt the
installing or removing backshells the use of a 1/4 inch
documents), the drawing number prefix will
drive T-handle is recommended. A strap wrench is
change from MS to AS. The main part number
used on backshell for installation and removal to apply
designation remains the same, with the "M"
even pressure without causing damage to accessories
prefix, such as M81511/17-08. At times the
entire item may be superseded by another.
There are many cases where documents have
8. BACKSHELL REMOVAL. Backshells are used to
been cancelled without replacements, each case
protect shield, and add support to connectors. When
was reviewed and some information has been
modification or repair to the connector is necessary,
retained in this volume "for reference use only".
the backshell must be removed. Proceed using
3. CONNECTOR ACCESSORIES. Connector
accessories are components added to a connector to
a. Select correct adapter tool (Table 2, or 3) by
help maintain its operational characteristics. These
class, T-handle, and strap wrench (Figure 2).
accessories are divided into the following categories:
Ensure white dot on adapter tool aligns with
Shrink Boots and Adapters.
master key of connector. Spinning the tool on
the connector will cause damage to tool and/
Woven Cable Grip.
or connector (Figure 3).
b. Mate adapter tool to connector, such that the
white dot on the adapter tool aligns with master key
of connector. (Figure 3).
Install strap wench around part to be removed.
Draw strap tightly through locking link. Backshell will
rest on nose of wrench (Figure 3).