contact follow

contact follow

[′kän‚takt ‚fäl·ō]
(electricity)
The distance two contacts travel together after just touching. Also known as contact overtravel.
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To achieve a contact gap that permanently exceeds the specified value, it is important to design gauging that ensures even the minimum contact gap (which occurs when the moveable contact moves as much as he contact follow and is detached from the stationary contact) exceeds the specified value.
Those, however, are usually the plays where contact follows.
The extension of this contact follows hot on the heels of the announcement that Golley Slater Cardiff will handle the national brand advertising for Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi.