This patented attachment system features a captive contact, quick
assembly, and secure cable retention. The cable braid and jacket
are flared over the cone-shaped wedge, and the backnut captures
the braid and jacket when screwed into the body assembly.
Unlike some similar constructions, the backnut incorporates a slip
ring to prevent twisting of the cable during assembly.
Gaskets in the backnut provide weatherproofing of the cable attachment.
The cable center conductor is soldered to the contact.
Standard Wedge-Lock clamps the cable
jacket and braid against the cone.
Improved Wedge-Lock clamps the cable
braid against the cone with metal-to-metal contact, with separate
slotted fingers to secure the cable jacket.
Many connectors with Wedge-Lock cable attachment are qualified
to MIL-PRF-39012, Category A (field replaceable, no special tools
required for assembly).