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Electrical Contacts:Principles and Applications

Paul G. Slade, ed., Cutler-Hammer, Horseheads, NY

1999

1204 pages

This wide-ranging reference reports the latest advances in the research, development, manufacture, and application of electrical contacts; offers a comprehensive outline of the subject for professional, research, design and development engineers; and provides a complete introduction to the subject for graduate technology students. Covering the choice, attachment, and testing of contact materials, Electrical Contacts:


With 1500 references, Electrical Contacts will be welcomed as a reference by electric connector design, circuit design, electronic packaging, motor design, circuit breaker development, contactor development, relay design, and power engineers; electric contact materials scientists; automobile circuit designers; arc researchers; and professional seminars participants and graduate students in these disciplines.

Contents
Contact Interface Conduction Electrical Contact Resistance: Fundamental Principles Roland S. Timsit
Introduction to Contact Tarnishing and Corrosion, Paul G. Slade
Contact Corrosion, William H. Abbott
Nonarcing Contacts Power Connections, Milenko Braunovic'
Low Power Commercial Wiring, Automotive, and Appliance Connections, Anthony Lee
Tribology of Electronic Connectors: Contact Sliding Wear, Fretting, and Lubrication, Morton Antler
Materials, Coatings, and Platings, Morton Antler

The Electric Arc and Switching Device Technology
The Arc and Interruption, Paul G. Slade
The Consequences of Arcing, Paul G. Slade
Reed Switches, Kunio Hinohara
Low Current Switching, John W. McBride
Medium to High Current Switching, Manfred Lindmayer

Arcing Contact Materials Arcing Contact Materials, Gerald J. Witter
Contact Design and Attachment, Gerald J. Witter and Guenther Horn
Material Performance Evaluation and Test Methods, Werner Rieder
Arc Interactions with Contaminants, Werner Rieder and Gerald J. Witter

Sliding Electrical Contacts Sliding Electrical Contacts (Graphitic Type Lubrication), Erle I. Shobert II
Illustrative Modern Brush Applications, Wilfred E. Yohe and William A. Nystrom
Sliding Contacts for Instrumentation and Control, E. W. Glossbrenner
Metal Fiber Brushes, Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf

Contact Data Useful Electric Contact Information, Paul G. Slade