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ENIG switch contacts

Electronics Forum | Fri Aug 05 12:13:28 EDT 2005 | spommer

As part of our conversion to lead-free, I'm redesigning a pcb that had switch contact patterns screened on the board using carbon ink. On the new board, I plan on using the ENIG process and having the switch contacts be patterns of copper with the n

Gold coated spring contacts

Electronics Forum | Sun May 06 15:44:44 EDT 2001 | surteess

Can someone point me in the right direction (with a standard) as to how much gold you should specify for spring contacts - there is a huge variation available in thickness (and price!!). thanks Steve

Gold coated spring contacts

Electronics Forum | Tue May 29 15:00:15 EDT 2001 | surteess

Sorry guys but you missed the point - I am looking at thicknesses for SPRING contacts - such as the ones used in the telephone plugs that fit into the wall socket, I cannot find a telecom standard - hence thought some PCBers might be able to shine a

Gold coated spring contacts

Electronics Forum | Mon May 07 17:17:09 EDT 2001 | davef

500 insertions � 50 m gold => 300 insertions � 30 m gold => 50 to 75 insertions � 20 m gold => 10 insertions.

Gold coated spring contacts

Electronics Forum | Mon May 14 20:35:06 EDT 2001 | davef

You're correct. The units should be micro inches. By the by, this gold always should be a hard gold (99.96%-99.97% pure) with a Knoop hardness range of 130 to 200 (optimum 170).

Gold coated spring contacts

Electronics Forum | Tue May 22 18:21:15 EDT 2001 | davef

Again not quite what your looking for, but close, consider IPC-2221, Generic Standard On Printed Board Design, Para. 4.4.4 for minimum requirements for edge board connectors, as a baseline.

ENIG switch contacts

Electronics Forum | Sun Aug 07 19:43:55 EDT 2005 | Tom B

I usually Spec out 20- 30 uinches of gold over Nickel (50-80 uinches). If the most conduction is needed use Immersion Silver, about 12-20 uinches). Tom

ENIG switch contacts

Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 08 19:26:22 EDT 2005 | Tom B

That uis correct if your wanting solderable gold it should be 10-17uinches, but for coantact suchas as switches and card edge 30 is used

Gold coated spring contacts

Electronics Forum | Tue May 29 20:26:38 EDT 2001 | davef

I never heard anyone say anything about looking for telecom wear surface spec, what point did I miss? Have you contacted the folk at old Bell Labs [http://www.bell-labs.com Er, whatever they're called now a days?] From a different perspective, we

Gold coated spring contacts

Electronics Forum | Mon May 14 18:31:20 EDT 2001 | genny

The experiment was to determine insertions from a > gold plated board into a connector. Same > thickness boards (0.062"), with 100 m base > nickel. � 100m gold =_ 500 insertions � 50 m > gold =_ 300 insertions � 30 m gold =_ 50 to 75 > insertio

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