In a perfect world, regardless of the application, COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) components provide the exact performance required and are the precise shape and size for the job-at-hand. However, when it comes to reality, this is rarely the case. Virtually all designs involve compromise and trade-offs.
In some cases, this is a painless process involving just a few, low-priority parameters. In other cases, the leap is just too much. Many projects wind up being sidetracked because the orchestrators are moving from one site to another or calling various companies trying to search for the exact item they need with the specifications required.
This is where custom electrical contacts (or any custom-made product) can be invaluable. Learn why choosing custom-made products makes more sense.
As mentioned above, having to search around for the component that is “just right” is a time-consuming process. It requires you to take the focus off what you are …