Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) has recently expanded its portfolio of Battery Interconnect Probes by adding the CP-4 probe. CP-4 is a standard off-the-shelf solution, which has been designed specifically for rigorous high reliability applications. CP-4 combines the low technical risk, fast delivery and high economies of scale of a typical standard product with the electrical performance and reliability resulting from ECT’s extensive spring probe knowledge of materials and platings.
The CP-4 meets the requirements of high reliability applications by ensuring sustainable, consistent and reliable contact. It is also tolerant to shock and vibration. The relatively high compliance helps to overcome planarity issues. The CP-4 probe is capable of carrying 10 Amp DC and provides a low resistance contact (25 mOhm average). It has a proven life of more than 100,000 cycles.
The performance is based on ECT’s proven Biasing-Ball and double roll close construction. The design using a deep draw plunger for a low mass head increases reliability in shock/vibe.
The CP-4 probe can be pressed into plastics or attached to a PCB. The CP-4 tail configurations include surface mount, through hole (straight or 90 degree angle) and solder cup. It is available as a lose probe or integrated into a custom Compliant Connector Solution, CCS.