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1. (WO2018203105) FEMALE ELECTRICAL CONTACT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/203105    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/052539
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed May 03 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H01R 13/18
H01R 43/16
H01R 13/11
Applicants: LEMCO PRECISION SA
Inventors: ORMAN, Davut
Title: FEMALE ELECTRICAL CONTACT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME
Abstract:
The invention relates to a female contact comprising a cylindrical body (1) exhibiting a housing intended to accommodate a male contact and an active part (2) shaped as a cylindrical sleeve provided with elastic tabs (3) in contact with an annular surface of the end of the housing, said active part (2) being in one piece. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing such a female contact, which comprises the following steps: cutting a circular piece (4) from a strip of material, forming tabs (3) by cuts made in the middle of the piece (4), bending the tabs (3) and press-forming the circular piece (3) to form a cylindrical sleeve which is then attached to one end of the body (1). In an alternative form of the manufacturing method, the active part (2) is obtained by cutting a rectangular piece of material (5), forming tabs (3) by cuts made along one of the long sides of the rectangle, bending the tabs and rolling the rectangular piece up on itself, and then the two edges of the strip wound up on itself are then butt-welded together to form a robust cylindrical sleeve.