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A Crimpless Mechanical Termination for a Coaxial Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007399D
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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Jonathan Myers: INVENTOR

Abstract

A crimpless mechanical termination uses an adhesive coated heat shrinkable material in conjunction with the shielding conductor of a coaxial cable to secure a conductive busing on the end of a coaxial cable.

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A Crimpless Mechanical Termination for a Coaxial Cable

A crimpless mechanical termination uses an adhesive coated heat shrinkable material in conjunction with the shielding conductor of a coaxial cable to secure a conductive busing on the end of a coaxial cable.

The crimpless mechanical termination 10, as shown in Figure 1, has an electrically conductive element 12, such as bushing, having a bore 14 there through and a knurled region 16 on the outer surface 18 of the element 12.  The electrically conductive element or bushing 12 is preferably form of a conductive metal, such as brass, beryllium-copper or the like.  The crimpless mechanical termination 10 further has a tubular shaped heat shrinkable material 20 having an adhesive coated inner surface.

A coaxial cable 22 is prepared by removing a portion of the outer insulating layer 24 from the end of the cable 22 to expose the shielding conductor 26.  A portion of the shielding conductor 26 is removed from the end of the cable 22 to expose the inner insulating layer 28.  The amount or length of the shielding conductor 26 remaining should be enough to allow the shielding conductor to be folded over the bushing 12 to be described below.  A portion of the inner insulating layer 28 is removed to expose the center conductor 30.  The bushing 12 is positioned on the coaxial cable 22 over the exposed shielding conductor 26.  Preferably, one end of the bushing 12 abuts the outer insulating layer 24.  The shielding conductor 26 is folded over the outer surface of the bushing 12  with the shielding conductor cove...