Why contact force and material are so important.

A reliable connection is critical for the performance of any equipment with separable electrical connections.

An unreliable interconnect can result in intermittent operation, corrupted data, or complete failure, which can lead to customer dissatisfaction, excessive warranty expense, damaged product reputation, or even personal injury.

To avoid these problems and other issues, it is necessary to understand and consider the many factors that influence a connector’s ability to perform reliably in the intended application.