Press Fit Dust Covers

Connector Dust Covers are used to protect the pins of connectors that are exposed when having no cable attached. Return to the main Dust Cover page. Dust covers may be produced in either Plastic or metal [shielding against EMI issues]. In addition many styles of metal dust covers also come with an attached chain which may be secured to the chassis.

metal Connector Dust Cover with Chain
Press Fit Circular MIL Cover

This page shows two different versions of Press Fit or slide on connector dust covers. The picture above shows a circular protective cover for a military connector. The picture below shows a press-on dust cover for a fiber connector.

Slide-on metal Fiber Connector Dust Cover with Chain
Press Fit Fiber Cover

Connector Cap Details

Dust Cap Chain; Bead chain, Safety Chain, Rope chain, Lanyard.
Common chain lengths; 2.25 inches, 3.25 inches, 3.75 inches
Common Commercial lengths; 3, 5 and 6 inches
Chassis Attachment point, Eyelet ID; 0.144 inches, .17 inches, .281 inches, .5 inches, .52 inches .635 inches. End-Ring Assembly.
Alternate terms; Protective Covers, Dummy Stowage Receptacles

Screw-on metal Connector Dust Cover with Chain
Threaded Circular MIL Cover

Specifications and Standards

MIL-C-39012/25 Connectors, Coaxial, Radio frequency (Hardware for Radio frequency Coaxial Connectors), MIL-PRF-39012
MIL-W-83420 Wire Rope, Flexible, for Aircraft Control
MIL-PRF-28876/15E; Connectors, Fiber Optic, Circular, Receptacle Style, Multiple Removable Termination, Dust Cover, Screw Threads, Environment Resisting
MS17349E Cover, Protective, Electrical Connector, Receptacle Cover, Class L

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