June 19, 2013 weftsparks

Louver_tron contact band adds value in product design

Electrical connectors and especially a High Current Connector are a complex subject and among several interdependent parameters, the number of contact points and reliable contact forces are key elements to electrical connectors.

Louver_tron contact band enable product designers to add value by making a High Current Connector part of their design.

Electrical connectors are a complex subject and among several interdependent parameters, the number of contact points and reliable contact forces are key elements to electrical connectors.
With weftron Louver_tron contact band a product designer will be given the missing link to what else is standard dimensional specifying of conducting cooper or brass components. All the critical parameters that make a connector function are covered by weftron.com contact band. Of course, weftron will also assist in specifying those mechanical design parameters.
After inserting preformed or flat Louver_tron contact band elements in between two machined mating conducting surfaces, the design inherent features of weftron contact band will take over the rest that is needed for a High Performance - High Current Connector. A very dense arrangement of individually sprung contact elements will provide multiple contact points and more current paths per footprint than most other contact systems available on the market. How a multitude of low resistance contact points arranged in parallel benefit the total resistance of a contact system is quickly understood when remembering Ohm’s law. So in fact, the key feature of weftron contact band is extremely low connection resistance. A feature that is very key to High Current Connectors but also to other applications depending on low electrical losses such as in medical or testing equipment.
As there is a toss of benefits between higher and lower contact forces, the contact force of Louver_tron contact band may easily be adjusted by altering dimensional contact chamber layout, in order to suit the application’s requirement. The rest is up to creativity in product design. So instead of adopting appearance and performance of a product design to “off the shelf connectors” Louver_tron contact band enables the economical integration of High Performance Connectors right into the product.