Only Connect: Tin plating on contacts
Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.
Have you ever wondered what difference the plating on connectors and contacts make, or thought there must be a reason that they have different levels of plating but never understood why? If you have then these questions often go unanswered, however help is at hand. Tyco have produced a series of in-depth technical reports and this week I’m going to discuss tin plating.
Many non technical people working in the industry are given little technical information at this level. However, I firmly believe in not only education but self-education. Don't wait to be sent on a training course - go out there and look for the information that will make you understand technical differences and most importantly understand how to choose the best products for the job.
Happy reading! Here is the link:
PS. While you're there why not check out some of the other technical info. It's really not that hard to understand you just need to believe that you can.
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