bifurcated contact

bifurcated contact

[′bī·fər‚kād·əd ′kän‚takt]
(electricity)
A contact having a forked shape such that it can slide over and interlock with an identical mating contact.
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The Impact daughtercard mating interface utilizes an in-line staggered, bifurcated contact system that reduces the mating force per pin and provides ground-signal sequencing without the need for multiple backplane signal-pin heights.
These functional socket families feature bifurcated contacts and in particular, the 0501 product line offers several sizes, making it ideal for fitting unique applications, including wire wrap or solder tail pins.
The system's mating interface provides in-line staggered, bifurcated contacts that provide 2 points of contact for long-term reliability performance and built-in, ground-signal sequencing.