yeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 760 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5828 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, 31821 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5550 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.