Spring-Loaded Butt Contacts
MELTRIC’s plugs and receptacles use spring-loaded, butt-style contacts similar to those used on contactors and switchgear. Their end-to-end mating provides a solid connection and the spring-loading delivers optimal contact pressure. Spring-loaded butt contacts ensure that the integrity of the electrical connection is consistently maintained over thousands of operations.
Butt-style contacts have a designated and controlled contact area, permitting the use of higher quality materials; we use 85% silver and 15% nickel. End-to-end mating allows for quick-break (15-millisecond) technology. And you avoid the problems common with other types of contacts:
- The spring-loaded butt contacts automatically compensate for manufacturing variations, eliminating contact mating and connection quality problems caused by the dimensional variations of other contact designs.
- End-to-end mating eliminates the affects of wear inherent with sliding contacts.
- Consistent spring pressure eliminates overheating caused by poor contact force.
Their numerous design advantages make spring-loaded butt contacts a superior choice for providing consistently safe and reliable connections.