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 (kŏn′tăk′tər, kən-tăk′-)
An electrical relay used to control the flow of power in a circuit.


(Electronics) a type of switch for repeatedly opening and closing an electric circuit. Its operation can be mechanical, electromagnetic, or pneumatic


(ˈkɒn tæk tər, kənˈtæk tər)

a switch for continuously establishing and interrupting an electric power circuit.
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However, if a contactor phase contact has been damaged due to the condition described above, then a volt drop across that contact will occur, giving rise to a voltage imbalance to the motor.
FormFactor's new technology can reduce the contactor pitch for an area array from approximately 200 microns to less than 20 microns.
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