Contact Set Tool
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
The contact set tool 10 (Figs. 1 and 2) facilitates replacement of spring contacts 20 on circuit card 30. The spring contacts 20 are normally contained in a plastic cap (not shown) which snaps onto circuit card 30 and has holes for receiving pins which make electrical contact with spring contacts 20. The circuit card 30 with logic modules (not show) mounted thereon is a relatively expensive item, and because of this it is worthwhile to repair damaged spring contacts 20. The damaged spring contacts 20 are removed and replaced by hand. The alignment of the spring contacts 20 is critical, and the contact set tool 10 functions both as a carrier and a holder of the contacts to support them in aligned position as they are soldered into place.