Front Connector Accessories: Dummy Receptacles, Dust Caps, Gaskets, Mounting Nuts, Mounting Plates, Pipe Thread Adapters, Rubber
Bushings, Shield Terminations, and Shorting Cans
Our company offers connector accessories, such as dummy receptacles, dust caps, gaskets for flange mount receptacle, mounting nuts for jam
nut receptacle, mounting plates for flange mount receptacles, pipe thread adapters, rubber bushing, shield terminations, and shorting cans.
Dummy Receptacles (sometimes called storage Receptacles) are devices used to protect a disconnected plug from physical damage as
well as from moisture and particle contamination. Dummy Receptacles conform dimensionally to their connector counterparts except that they have no inserts or contacts, hence, the name Dummy
Receptacle. Many plug connectors have been damaged beyond repair because a disconnected cable was dropped or left lying on the floor. Attaching an unused cable to a panel mounted Dummy Receptacle
keeps the plug out of harm.s way and protects its mating surfaces and contacts. Dummy Receptacles also find use as plug holding fixtures on wire harness boards.
Available for both plug and receptacle connectors, Dust Caps protect the mating surfaces of the connector from physical damage and seal
the connector against particle and moisture contamination. All Dust Caps consist basically of a cylindrical body closed at one end. Dust Caps for receptacles have either a gasket or .O. ring for
sealing. An optional component is an attachment method which assures that when the Dust Cap is not in use, it remains in the immediate area of the connector. While the Military has provisions for
only two attachment configurations (sash chain or wire rope), various manufacturers offer several additional types (beaded chain, nylon rope, etc.) and a variety of finishes.
GASKETS FOR FLANGE MOUNT RECEPTACLE
These Gaskets are configured to serve two purposes. Elastomeric Gaskets are used for environmental applications when it is necessary to
seal the mating surfaces of the connector and mounting panel. Gaskets containing conductive material are used to ground the shell for EMI/ RFI protection. Although the range of available Military
part numbers is limited, various manufacturers can supply Gaskets for any Military or commercial cylindrical connector series.
MOUNTING NUTS FOR JAM NUT RECEPTACLE
Mounting Nuts are used to secure a jam nut receptacle to a panel. A recent revision to MS3186 has obsoleted several MS drawings. This new
revision allows the use of new material and finishes.
MOUNTING PLATES FOR FLANGE MOUNT RECEPTACLES
The usual way to mount a wall or box mount receptacle to a panel is to use four screws, flat washers, lock washers and nuts. This mounting
hardware can be dropped or lost. Mounting Plates have captive self-locking nuts which eliminate this potential problem. The use of Mounting Plates also speeds up and simplifies the mounting of
connectors on large panels where it is difficult or impossible for one person to do the installation using standard loose hardware. Mounting Plates are available in heavy, medium and light duty
PIPE THREAD ADAPTERS
As the name implies, these Adapters provide the means to interface with conduit having pipe threads per American Standard Tapered Pipe
Thread, ASA B21. Not covered by MIL-C-85049, these adapters are supplied by several manufacturers and are shown in Section 19.
Rubber Bushings are used in conjunction with Cable Clamps and serve two basic purposes. When the wire harness diameter is smaller than the
minimum opening of the clamp, Rubber Bushings of incremental sizes are telescoped to build up the cable diameter. Bushings are also used to protect the wire bundle in the clamping area of the Strain
These devices are used to terminate shields of individual wires in the cable bundle. A variety of configurations are available for
individual or mass termination.
Shorting Cans provide a total enclosure for the rear of a connector. They are used for the fabrication of
shorting plugs, special purpose test connectors or for the installation of discrete components.