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Electrical Contacts : Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition

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Title: Electrical Contacts : Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition
Author: Paul G. Slade
ISBN: 1439881308 / 9781439881309
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 1311
Publisher: CRC Press
Year: 2014
Availability: 45-60 days
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Covering the theory, application, and testing of contact materials, Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition introduces a thorough discussion on making electric contact and contact interface conduction; presents a general outline of, and measurement techniques for, important corrosion mechanisms; considers the results of contact wear when plug-in connections are made and broken; investigates the effect of thin noble metal plating on electronic connections; and relates crucial considerations for making high- and low-power contact joints. It examines contact use in switching devices, including the interruption of AC and DC circuits with currents in the range 10mA to 100kA and circuits up to 1000V, and describes arc formation between open contacts and between opening contacts. Arcing effects on contacts such as erosion, welding, and contamination are also addressed.

Containing nearly 3,000 references, tables, equations, figures, drawings, and photographs, the bookprovides practical examples encompassing everything from electronic circuits to high power circuits, or microamperes to mega amperes. The new edition:

  • Reflects the latest advances in electrical contact science and technology
  • Examines current research on contact corrosion, materials, and switching
  • Includes updates and revisions in each chapter, as well as up-to-date references and new figures and examples throughout
  • Delivers three new chapters on the effects of dust contamination, electronic sensing for switching systems, and contact phenomena for micro-electronic systems (MEMS) applications

With contributions from recognized experts in the field, Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition assists practicing scientists and engineers in the prevention of costly system failures, as well as offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject for technology graduate students, by expanding their knowledge of electrical contact phenomena.


Part 1 : Contact Interface Conduction
Chapter 1 :
Basic Principles
Chapter 2 : Introduction to Contact Tarnishing and Corrosion
Chapter 3 : Contact Corrosion

Part 2 : Non-Arcing Contacts
Chapter 4 :
High Power Distribution and Transmission Connections
Chapter 5 : Low Power Commercial Wiring, Automotive, and Appliance Connections
Chapter 6 : Tribology
Chapter 7 : Materials, Coatings, and Plating

Part 3 : The Electric Arc and Switching Device Technology
Chapter 8 :
The Arc and Interruption
Chapter 9 : The Consequences of Arcing
Chapter 10 : Reed Switches
Chapter 11 : Low Current Switching
Chapter 12 : Medium to High Current Switching
Chapter 13 : Electronic Sensing for Switching Systems
Chapter 14 : Contact Phenomena for Micro-Electronic Systems (MEMS) Applications

Part 4 : Arcing Contact Materials
Chapter 15 :
Material Types and Fabrication Technology
Chapter 16 : Contact Construction and Attachment
Chapter 17 : Material Performance Evaluation Test Methods
Chapter 18 : Arc Interactions with Contaminants
Chapter 19 : The Effects of Dust Contamination

Part 5 : Sliding Electrical Contacts
Chapter 20 :
Sliding Electrical Contacts Fundamentals
Chapter 21 : Illustrative Modern Brush Applications
Chapter 22 : Slip Ring Contacts for Instrumentation
Chapter 23 : Fibre Contacts

Part 6 : Contact Data


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