Test Connectors

The need for contacting standard USB or RJ connections and interfaces is increasing in the field of in-circuit and functional tests of PCBs because the standardization of these interfaces has great advantages.

Compared to using a normal USB or RJ45 plug a specific test contact has the advantage that it does not lock into the socket but creates a low-wear contact with a long lifetime of more than 100 000 test cycles. Additionally, unwanted stress or damage of the contact springs within the test item can be avoided. The connection between the test contact and the test fixture or module is realized in a very simple way without soldering just by using the standard plug of the respective interface (plug and play). For maintenance purposes, the exchange of the test contact is therefore very simple.