This attachment method is used in BSM, TSM, and SMP subminiature
connectors, and is not weatherproof. A weatherproof version is also
available, incorporating gaskets within the cable attachment hardware.
The cable is stripped, and the braid is combed out and folded back
over the front of the collet. The connector contact is soldered
to the cable conductor. When the assembled cable is inserted into
the body assembly and the backnut tightened, the cable is retained
by the clamping action of the collet on the braid.
Additional cable retention is provided by the backnut compressing
the split end of the collet, clamping the cable jacket with the
grooves inside the collet.
This attachment type can also be used in many connector series
as a solderless attachment for semi-rigid cable.