Shrink Boots and Adapters.
Support Equipment Required
Adapter, Tool Set
Adapter, Tool Set
4. BACKSHELLS. Backshells are the most complex
connector accessories and simply stated, they are any
device added to the rear or wiring side of a connector.
Backshells may be divided into the following categories:
Cable Clamps/Strain Reliefs.
2. This Work Package (WP) covers connector
accessories used with NAS1599 connectors, their
EMI/RFI Grounding Terminators.
function, associated tools, assembly, and procurement
Non-Environmental EMI/RFI Backshells.
As all NAVAIR connector and accessory
Environmental EMI/RFI Backshells.
documents are transitioned to non-government
standards, the Society of Automotive Engineers
5. NAS1592 CONNECTOR ACCESSORIES.
(SAE), will become the preparing activity and
the Navy will adopt the documents, the drawing
6. SPECIAL TOOLS. Connector backshells come in a
number prefix will change from MS to AS. The
wide variety of types depending on application. To
main part number designation remains the
install backshells or accessories, adapter tools and a
same, with the "M" prefix, such as M81511/17-
strap wrench are needed. Adapter tools (Figure 1) are
08. At times the entire item may be superseded
used to hold connector during backshell installation
by another. There are many cases where
and removal. Special tools are used to prevent damage
documents have been cancelled without
to connector shells and accessories.
replacements, each case was reviewed and some
information has been retained in this volume
7. ADAPTER TOOL SELECTION. To select proper
"for reference use only".
adapter tool, shell size, and type of connector plug or
receptacle, must be known. Select proper adapter tool
3. C O N N E C T O R A C C E S S O R I E S . C o n n e c t o r
accessories are components added to a connector to
help maintain its operational characteristics. These
8. ADAPTER TOOL ACCESSORIES. To hold the
accessories are divided into the following categories:
adapter too] and to keep the connector from turning
when installing or removing backshells the use of a
/4 inch drive T-handle is recommended. A strap wrench
is used on the backshell for installation and removal to
Connector Assembly Tools.
apply even pressure without causing damage to
accessories (Figure 2).