Slip rings


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Slip rings

Electromechanical components which, in combination with brushes, provide a continuous electrical connection between rotating and stationary conductors. Typical applications of slip rings are in electric rotating machinery, synchros, and gyroscopes. Slip rings are also employed in large assemblies where a number of circuits must be established between a rotating device, such as a radar antenna, and stationary equipment.

Slip rings are usually constructed of steel with the cylindrical outer surface concentric with the axis of rotation. Insulated mountings insulate the rings from the shaft and from each other. Conducting brushes are arranged about the circumference of the slip rings and held in contact with the surface of the rings by spring tension. See Electric rotating machinery, Motor

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