QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSCOMMON CONNECTOR PROBLEMS
Common Connector Problems
 
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2408C Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-540-4330
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Common Electrical Connector Problems & Root Causes

 

 

Electrical Opens

 

      Low normal force

 

      Corrosion

 

            Environmental

 

            Manufacturing related

 

      Mechanical wear

 

            Cycle life

 

             Fretting Corrosion

 

        Debris

 

 

Electrical Shorting

  

      Dielectric breakdown

 

            Physical spacing

 

            High voltage

 

            Tin Whiskers

 

            Debris

 

 

      Overheating

 

            Current overload

 

 

Mechanical Performance

 

      High mating force

 

            High normal force

 

            Stubbing / alignment

 

            High Coefficient of Friction

 

 

      Low retention force

 

 

Connector Cost

 

      Design

 

            Material selection

 

                    Base materials

 

                    Surface finish / plating

 

      Applied cost