Patent Number: 6,254,979

Title: Low friction electrical terminals

Abstract: A low friction, low contact resistance coating for electrical terminal members, especially members made of copper base alloys and low carbon steel alloys and plastics, is formed of a coarse electroplate of tin or silver characterized by grains having an average dimension in the range of about 0.5 to 10 micrometers where such grains carry very small particles of polytetrafluoroethylene or the like having average diameters in the range up to about 0.30 micrometers.

Inventors: Drew; George Albert (Warren, OH), Ricketts; Mark S. (Windsor, CA), Gillispie; Bryan A. (Warren, MI), Cheng; Yang-Tse (Rochester Hills, MI), Suchanek; Robert A. (Cortland, OH)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B32B 15/01 (20060101); C25D 7/00 (20060101); H01R 13/03 (20060101); B32B 005/16 (); B32B 015/08 (); H01H 001/02 (); C25D 015/00 (); B05D 001/18 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018