Patent Number: 8,574,007

Title: Electrical connector having a shielding adapter to radially compress a shielding ferrule onto a cable

Abstract: An electrical connector assembly is provided having an electromagnetic interference shield. The electrical connector assembly includes a backshell having a backshell bore and a shielding ferrule positioned within the backshell bore to provide an electromagnetic interference shield. The shielding ferrule includes an outer ferrule portion arranged circumferentially around an internal ferrule bore, and a shielding adapter received within the backshell bore of the backshell. The shielding adapter includes a cable extending longitudinally through the shielding adapter and the internal ferrule bore, the shielding adapter engaging the shielding ferrule such that axial movement of the shielding adapter towards the shielding ferrule radially compresses the shielding ferrule onto the cable. The shielding ferrule provides a substantially 360.degree. electromagnetic interference shield around the cable.

Inventors: Smith; Alan Stephen (Madison, AL), Elam; Gary Joseph (Huntsville, AL)

Assignee: Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Service Corporation

International Classification: H01R 9/03 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017