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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A bifurcated contact for increased electrical reliability and consistent performance.
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.
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.