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Electrical Contact Element

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000098160D
Original Publication Date: 1960-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hayden, CO: AUTHOR

Abstract

A contact element 10 of the type for a fixed control panel includes an integral contact spring 11 provided with a channeled contact member 12. The member 12 is composite and includes a nickel base element 13 laminated to a gold element 14 having a base 15 coextensive with the nickel base element 13. The base 15 of the gold element 14 is formed integral with quarter-round side elements 16 and 17. Member 12 is welded to the contact spring 11.

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Electrical Contact Element

A contact element 10 of the type for a fixed control panel includes an integral contact spring 11 provided with a channeled contact member 12. The member 12 is composite and includes a nickel base element 13 laminated to a gold element 14 having a base 15 coextensive with the nickel base element 13. The base 15 of the gold element 14 is formed integral with quarter-round side elements 16 and 17. Member 12 is welded to the contact spring 11.

By this arrangement, the contact element 10 comprises an inexpensive spring 11 having suitable mechanical characteristics and a contact member 12 of low resistance. The contact element 10 is adapted to make contact with a pluggable connector 18. The side elements 16 and 17 not only provide multi- contact surfaces but also tend to hold the element 10 in alignment with the connector 18.

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