Radio Frequency Interference-Shielded Connector System
Original Publication Date: 1987-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
The disclosed invention provides a low cost means of effectively terminating shielded cables to provide both strain relief and a radio frequency interference (RFI)-tight termination. Two elements are described: the cable terminator and a feed-through connector. The invention includes two metallic grommets of near nesting sizes having wide flanges. The shielded cable is stripped back to reveal the insulated conductors and to provide for their attachment. The shield braid is exposed for a short distance, approximately 0.5 inch. The attaching nut is slipped on the cable prior to installation of the grommets since it would not be possible to place it on after the fact. One grommet is pushed over the shield braid and under the outer insulating jacket.