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Automotive high-current applications with the ept Tcompress® press-fit zone
This offers many advantages: lower electrical resistance and as a result a decrease in intrinsic heating. Very low levels of contact resistance of <<1mΩ in the contact area hardly contribute towards intrinsic heating, thus helping to improve the system's energy balance. Markus Schmölz, Business Development Manager with ept automotive says: "This property, together with known benefits such as a higher degree of connection reliability than solder connections, makes press-fit technology the first choice when it comes to high-current applications in automotive systems."
This is also evidenced by the fact that, until today, more than five billion press-fit contacts in several million ABS brake systems have not resulted in a single fault.