yeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 683 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4351 times:
In Boeing speak, it was done to improve "External Power Receptacle Retention and Connectivity". There have been problems with the pins breaking on the new vertical connector, so from line #3852 they went back to the previous horizontal one until changes can be made. Eventually the new vertical connector will be offerred as a retrofit for all NG's.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31711 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4073 times:
To avoid the Cable + connector load bearing excessively on the plug point....A chain/cable to the lower end of the plug was used ending in a hook that used to hold the inner wall of the panel,This used to relieve the excess load.