BNC Wrench for Bnc-Type Connectors
Original Publication Date: 1985-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
This article describes a wrench for bayonet-coupled (BNC)-type connectors which makes it easier to install and tighten BNC connectors. A prevalent method of installing BNC connectors is to use a cloth and pliers. This method is slow and often results in damage to the connector. The wrench disclosed herein saves time and minimizes damage expense. Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a side view of the wrench. A hollow shaft 1 has a handle 2 extending through openings in the shaft side walls. The handle is held in place by means of a retaining screw 3. The shaft 1 is provided with two slots 4 at its engagement end, as shown in the detail view of Fig. 2. Referring to Fig. 3, which is a detail view of a BNC connector, pins 6 extend from the surface of connector 5.