Method for Stripping Cable With Wrapped Conductive Shield
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
The outer plastic jacket of a shielded cable is cut circumferentially at a point where the wires are to be exposed for maki connection, as is conventional. A second circumferential cut is made a short distance ahead of the first cut. After these steps, the jacket has been separated into a long tube at the end of the cable and a short tube next to the permanent jacket. The long tube is removed, as is conventional, and the spiral wrapped foil that shields the underlying conductors is exposed. The short tube is then slid forward over the foil to just behind the point where the wires are to be stripped for bonding to pads of a connector. During the assembly of the connector housing, the tube is located inside the housing, and the wires are fully shielded up to the connector housing.