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Test Contactor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085212D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Byrnes, HP: AUTHOR

Abstract

Many test contactors are comprised of cantilever beams located on a circular mounting ring. Test sites to be contacted frequently have noncircular patterns. Therefore, contact beams have varying lengths and c consequently varying contact forces. This is particularly prevalent with short cantilever beams and is undesirable.

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Test Contactor

Many test contactors are comprised of cantilever beams located on a circular mounting ring. Test sites to be contacted frequently have noncircular patterns. Therefore, contact beams have varying lengths and c consequently varying contact forces. This is particularly prevalent with short cantilever beams and is undesirable.

Shown is a perspective view of a test contactor having a mounting ring 1 of revised geometry. Mounting ring 1 may be a radiused-octagon contact mounting ring in lieu of a conventional circular mounting ring. Here, cantilever beams have more uniform lengths and contact forces. The result is increased contacting reliability and decreased product damage.

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