IPI and DFCI Cable Thumbscrew Spacer
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
This article describes a method to make it possible to remove the socket end of the IPI or the DFCI cable from a panel installation and abut it to the plug end of another IPI or another DFCI cable. On panel installations, the IPI and DFCI cables require shorter stud lengths on the socket end of the cable to prevent the thumbscrew from bottoming out on the mating stud on the panel. When the cable is removed and abutted to another cable the stud is not long enough and the ends are not positively retained. This method shortens the thumbscrew for panel installation and lengthens the thumbscrew for cable abutment. In Fig.