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Strain Relief for Optical Fiber Cable Having Two Fibers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065435D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Johnson, RA [+details]

Abstract

A strain relief for an optical fiber cable has a plastic strap that is adapted at one end to grip the cable and is adapted at the other end to be attached to an enclosure that the cable is plugged into. The end that grips the cable has a wedge part with the high end of the wedge at the end of the strain relief and the point of the wedge shape facing the enclosure. To attach the strain relief to a cable, first the underside of the strap just ahead of the wedge end is placed against the cable. Next, a C-shaped holder is placed around the cable and the strap, and is slipped onto the wedge to clamp the cable between the holder and the strain relief. When the cable is pulled against the strain relief, the C-shaped holder is urged up the wedge and it tightens its grip on the cable.