A metallic conducting component of an electrical device connected to a circuit within and so situated that it may form a conducting pathway to an external power source or device when contacted by another conductor; as, the contact on a standard light bulb has the shape of a screw for easy insertion into the socket.
The current-carrying parts of a reed contact that engage or disengage to close or open electrical circuits.
One of the current-carrying parts of a relay, switch or connector that is engaged or disengaged to open or close the associated electrical circuits. To join two conductors or conducting objects in order to provide a complete path for current flow. The juncture point to provide the complete path.
See electrical contact.
The specific points of contact within a connector. Contacts can be male (pins) or female (sockets).
Part of a switch or relay that makes the connection and separation to open and close a circuit.
The parts of a contactor that actually make and break the electrical connection.
The conductive element in a connector which makes actual contact to transfer electrical energy.
The conductive element in a connector which makes actual contact, for the purpose of transferring electrical energy.
The part of an electrical circuit which, when connected, completes the electric circuit and permits the flow of electric current.
The surfaces of current carrying members at which electrical circuits are opened and closed.
The conducting part of an interconnect at the interface between the connector and the lead on the device being connected.
The contact is a conducting part designed to be united by pressure to another conducting part for the purpose of carrying current.
Current carrying part of a switch, relay or connector.
The element in a connector which makes the actual electrical contact between two halves. Also, the point of joining in an electrical connection.
Electrically conductive component designed for use in a multi-circuit connector.
One of the current-carrying parts of a relay, switch, or connector that open and close to complete associated electrical circuits.