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An electrical contact and connector assembly utilizing same wherein the contact includes a first, highly conductive element (e.g., oxygen-free copper) having a first modulus of elasticity and including a pair of contacting portions each of which is designed for engaging respective conductors on first and second circuit members, and a second, spring element (e.g., stainless steel) operatively coupled to the first conductive element and having a second modulus of elasticity greater than that of the first, conductive element. A connector assembly is also defined which includes a common housing for having the contact (preferably several) located therein. The housing is metallic (e.g., stainless steel) and includes a coating of suitable dielectric material on appropriate surfaces thereof so as to prevent electrical shorting with the internally contained contacts. A preferred coating for this purpose is polyimide.

Title
Dual element electrical contact and connector assembly utilizing same
Application Number
7/810601
Publication Number
5230632
Application Date
December 19, 1991
Publication Date
July 27, 1993
Inventor
James R Petrozello
Endicott
NY, US
James J Kershaw
Endwell
NY, US
John G Baumberger
Johnson City
NY, US
Agent
Lawrence R Fraley
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H01R 9/09
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