Generated: May 26, 2017
|Title:||ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY|
|Abstract:||An electrical connector assembly having a male connector and a ring-shaped female connector interconnected by a flexible cable wherein the connector assembly is constructed in a one piece completely molded unit. The female connector has a plurality of sockets and guide holes formed in one surface of the ring.|
|Inventor(s):||Culver; Paul L. (Ellicott City, MD)|
|Assignee:||The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (N/A)|
1. A one-piece watertight electrical connector assembly comprising:
a flexible cable containing a plurality of electrical conductors;
a first electrical connector integrally molded to one end of said cable, and including a plurality of straight connector pins, each pin fastened to one end of a corresponding one of said plurality of electrical conductors;
a second electrical connector integrally molded to the other end of said cable and having a circular aperture centrally formed therein;
a plurality of sockets formed in said second connector and circumferentially spaced around said aperture, each socket fastened to the other end of a corresponding one of said plurality of electrical conductors; and
a plurality of guide members formed in said second connector, each comprising a tube portion having a bore opening into a first surface of said second electrical connector and a cooperating counterbore opening into a second surface of said second electrical connector opposite said first surface, said bore and said counterbore being of greater diameter than said sockets.
2. The connector assembly of claim 1, wherein the inner face of said aperture is beveled.
3. The connector assembly of claim 1, wherein said plurality of sockets are equidistantly spaced around said aperture.