What are the main functions of backshells?

Backshells are used mainly at the rear of plugs, but can also be used at the rear of receptacles.

Functions of backshells are:

  • Mechanical strength (cable retention)
  • Sealing (waterproofness)
  • EMI shielding

Amphenol backshell range is made of pieces which can achieve one of this function or a combination of two or three of these functions.
To get further information, please consult our backshell catalog.