Low Stress Termination Of Conductor To An Electrode
Publication Date: 2002-Sep-25
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A ring and sleeve cooperate to provide a ring electrode with a low stress conductor termination. The ring comprises a smooth cylindrical section and a reduced diameter threaded section. The sleeve has a smooth outside surface the same diameter as the smooth section and a smooth inside surface the same diameter as the major diameter of the threaded section. A bare conductor is wound into the threads, and the sleeve is slipped over the threads to retain the conductor. The sleeve may be swaged, crimped, bonded, or welded in place. A ring electrode so constructed distributes the connection, and thereby the stress, over the length of the conductor segment wound in the threads.