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7. Strain Reliefs. A strain relief is a support or
clamping device which attaches directly to connector
2. This Work Package (WP) covers connector
accessories used with MIL-DTL-24308 connectors,
their function, and procurement information.
8. RIGHT ANGLE SHIELD WITH CLAMP. The
right angle shield can be used on either a plug or
receptacle. Cable opening is for a side exit
configuration (Figure 2).
9. DEEP STRAIGHT SHIELD WITH CLAMP.
This document includes cadmium as a
The deep straight shield is used with long connectors.
plating material. The use of cadmium has
It can be used on either a plug or receptacle. Cable
been restricted and/or banned for use in
opening is for a straight cable exit configuration
many countries due to environmental and
health concerns. Consult applicable health
and environmental regulations regarding its
10. SHIELD WITH ROUND CLAMP. The shield
use, handling and disposition.
with round clamp can be used on either a plug or
receptacle. The clamp is used with round cables. Cable
opening is for a straight cable exit configuration.
Nickel plated parts are not for Navy, Air Force,
or new design use.
11. STRAIGHT SHIELD WITH LARGE CLAMP.
The straight shield can be used on either a plug or
receptacle. Cable opening is for a straight cable exit
configuration (Figure 5).
4. Connector accessories are components added to a
connector to enhance its operational characteristics.
12. MALE SCREWLOCK. The male screwlock is
attached to one half of a two piece multiple contact
5. CABLE CLAMPS/STRAIN RELIEFS. The
connectors used to draw and hold both halves together
following two paragraphs explain the two types of
and to separate them (Figure 6).
cable support or clamping devices.
13. FEMALE SCREWLOCK. The female
6. Cable Clamps. A cable clamp is a support or
screwlock is attached to one half of a two piece
clamping device which requires use of an intermediate
multiple contact connectors used to draw and hold both
component for attachment to back of connector
halves together and to separate them (Figure 7).
Figure 1. Typical Strain Relief