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May also be referred to as Back Shell, Cover.
A hood is a cover fitted to protect the wire connections to the connector.

Tip: There are four things to consider with hoods. Size, Material, method of Fixing and Cable entry.

i) The size of the hood will be determined by the size of the connector you wish to cover. A 50W Telco will require a 50W Hood and so on.

ii) Hoods are either secured by two screws either side or the Snap fit version this allows the two sides to snap together without the aid of screws.

iii) Hoods may come as plastic in various colours most common is black. Hoods may also be Metal (see Shielded).

iv) Hoods may have 180, 90, or 45 degree cable entry hole.

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