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#29- Development and Application of Connector Contact Material Systems for Elevated Temperature Exposure

Abstract: This Materion Technical Materials paper will discuss the development, testing and application of connector contact material systems based on maximum sustained exposure temperature. Low-level circuit resistance (LLCR) data was used to qualify systems capable of functioning at or below the following temperature thresholds:

  • 100°C, 125°C, 150°C, 200°C, 350°C, and beyond.

The contact materials include electroplated soft Au, Co and Ni, hardened Au, electroplated Au flash Pd and PdNi and wrought alloys including WE#1, PdAg, PdNi, DGR156 and AuPdAg.

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