What are butt contacts and high-current probes?
Meet the Connector: Butt Contacts and High-Current Probes
A butt contact is an energizing connector that functions as a high current probe by directly pressing it to an electrical current-carrying surface, according to Globetech, a Tokyo-based supplier of custom connectors for industrial electrical machinery. Traditionally, a screw or a standard contact probe is used to tighten a cable to a terminal block manually. The butt contact flexibly tracks the surface of a contact point and absorbs the friction when it encounters an uneven surface, forming a stable and long-lasting electrical connection. Using a butt contact can simplify work and save time, facilitating design automation.
Customization of Butt Contacts
Butt contacts can be customized for specific requirements. For example, a conventional contact can damage the object being inspected. A custom a butt contact that bends at the tip, allowing it to contact multiple points so that the current isn’t concentrated in one spot, can prevent burning the inspected object. Similarly, a custom butt contact with a soft spring tip, instead of the sharp embedded tip in a conventional contact, prevents scratching the inspected object.
Electric inspection of automotive inverters, ECUs, motors, and batteries; AGV charging and lithium-ion battery manufacturing process; power semiconductors; smart meters; grounding of RF power supply for semiconductor manufacturing equipmen
- Conventional probes