Sliding Electrical Contacts

Arthur Oliner

 

Sliding electrical contacts provide an easy way to get power to electrically operated devices mounted on tracked pallets or free-rolling wagons. The use of such contacts, which can cany either audio signals or electrical currents, eliminates the need for cable that must be paid in and out as the pallet or wagon moves. Sliding electrical contacts are easily constructed in the shop.

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FIGURE 1: BRUSH & PLATE CONTACTS

OPERATION

The contact consists of two components: a flexible brush, and a contact plate. The brush, a curved piece of copper or brass, is mounted on the underside of a wagon to bear on the ...

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