High Current Contacts
We often hear the question: at what current load do you call a contact a high-current-contact?
The answer is simple yet difficult:
For most applications in the normal in-circuit test, a current rating of 3 amps is completely sufficient. So a pin for 5 amps would be already seen as a high current contact. A user from the energy sector is as laugh - here we are often talking of several hundred amps. Everything is relative .... so is this in our section of high current probes.
Probes with a current capacity slightly higher than the standard are consequently listed in the standard area under ICT / FCT contacts. Simply click on the head-line of the column „Rated Current“ and sort the list by this property - it will end at 30 amps maximum.
"Real" high-current contacts are beginning at this level and end at around 400 amps continuous current load. Honest.