Baffle-plate penetrating device

Application Number: 00108618
Application Date: 2000.04.05
Publication Number: 1269622
Publication Date: 2000.10.11
Priority Information: 1999/4/5 US 09/286077
International: H02G3/22
Applicant(s) Name: Andew Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: A. R. Kercs
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: zhang shegao
Abstract A bulkhead penetration system for interlocking with a wall to feed cable therethrough is set forth. The system includes a bulkhead member having a shoulder disposed between a collar portion and a locking portion. A plurality of flexible outwardly extending fingers are formed about the locking portion with each finger having a fixed end and a retaining end. The bulkhead member interlocks with the wall such that the wall is retained between at least one of the retaining ends and the shoulder. The distances between retaining ends and the shoulder can vary such that a single system will generally interlock with walls of different thicknesses. The system further includes a boot defining a boot split and a boot bore. The boot includes an inner surface, a first sleeve portion sized to encompass the collar portion, and a second sleeve portion. A grommet defining at least one cable aperture is adapted for being received within the boot bore. Two fasteners for applying force are positioned on the boot to close the boot split and engage the system components. A gasket is removably disposed between the shoulder and retaining ends for providing a tight-fit against the wall. A method for penetrating a wall using a bulkhead penetration system that allows at least one cable to be fed through the wall is also set forth.