contact bounce

contact bounce

[′kän‚takt ‚bau̇ns]
(electricity)
The uncontrolled making and breaking of contact one or more times, but not continuously, when relay contacts are moved to the closed position.
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Any switching operation in the electromagnetic relay is accompanied by contact bounce, which is due to the peculiarities of the structure of their contact systems.
Potter, "A dynamic model, including contact bounce, of an electrostatically actuated microswitch," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol.
The company says they are simply snapped onto the mounting rail and connected; they load silently and without contact bounce, and are highly resistant to shock and vibrations.
Each input line is wired to a contact bounce eliminator to remove extraneous level changes that result when interfacing with mechanical contacts such as switches or relays.
Minimal contact bounce is achieved with a specially designed and interlocked switch mechanism.
Noncontact, digital, magnetostrictive transducers used on the clamp, ejectors, and injection unit are immune to dirt, wear, "contact bounce," and other physical failures common to LVDTs and pots, says Milacron, adding that they are also immune to electronic noise.
It features no EMI/RFT generation, arcfee switching and no contact bounce.
A 40-nanosec response time to catch spikes, glitches, and contact bounce is also featured.
These switches ensure fast rise and fall times of typically 20 ms without contact bounce. Each switch has a typical on resistance of 0.8 [omh] providing a typical path resistance of 2.5 [ohm] between X-axis connections.
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This is why there is no contact bounce. However, if there is any significant power dissipation involved, then proper heat sinking will be necessary.
* Electrical testing of such parameters as continuity, voltage, current, and contact bounce can be performed.