Figure 1. Adapter Tool
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Select correct adapter tool (Table 2).
b. Mate adapter tool to connector. Ensure white
6. SPECIAL TOOLS. Connector backshells come in a
dot on adapter tool aligns with master keyway of
wide variety of types depending on application. To
connector. Spinning tool on connector will cause
install backshells or accessories, adapter tools and a
damage to tool and/or connector Figure 3).
strap wrench are needed. Adapter tools (Figure 1) are
used to hold the connector during backshell installation
Install strap wrench around backshell to be
and removal. Special tools are used to prevent damage
removed. Draw strap tightly through locking link.
to connector shells and accessories.
Backshell will rest on nose of wrench.
7. ADAPTER TOOL SELECTION. To select proper
d. Insert T-handle into socket of adapter tool to
too], shell size, and type of connector plug or receptacle
must be known. Select proper adapter tool from Table 2.
To loosen backshell, apply force
8. ADAPTER TOOL ACCESSORIES. To hold adapter
counterclockwise from rear of connector (Figure 4).
tool and to keep connector from turning when installing
or removing backshells the use of a T-handle is
Tape backshell to bundle to prevent loss.
recommended. A strap wrench is used on backshell for
installation and removal to apply even pressure without
10. BACKSHELL INSTALLATION. Upon completion
causing damage to accessories (Figure 2).
of modification or maintenance the backshell must be
replaced. Proceed using the following procedure:
9. BACKSHELL REMOVAL. Backshells are used to
protect, shield, and add support to the rear of the
a. Untape backshell from bundle. Start backshell
connectors. When modification or repair to connector
on connector by hand to prevent cross threading.
is necessary, the backshell must be removed. Proceed
Tighten by hand until the rear connector teeth and the
using the following procedure:
accessory teeth interlock.