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Force Transducer for Spring Loaded Electrical Connectors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040878D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chikazawa, T Wang, HC [+details]

Abstract

A force transducer is designed to provide a means of measuring the spring pin force of electrical connectors. Through the use of a piezoelectric ceramic plate sensor, a charge signal is generated which is directly proportional to the force applied. The charge signal is then converted to the force reading to complete the force transducer application.