Everett Charles Technologies’ general purpose, replaceable probes are designed for high volume testing. They can be configured as replaceable through the use of a mating receptacle permanently mounted into a retaining plate or retaining block via a “press-ring” or knurl. Typical probe retention is achieved by detents in the receptacle or additionally with a “Pylon” bend in the probe itself to prevent anti walkout. General purpose probes are used for typical automotive board test and standard continuity test applications.
General purpose non-replaceable probes are designed for industrial applications where typical probe life meets or exceeds those of the end-use product. They are typically located inside the end product where probe replacement is impossible or end product damage would occur. A non-replacement probe is designed to be permanently fixed in the retention plate and not removed without breaking the electrical connection of damaging the retention plate.
The ECT/Pylon line of standard products includes non-replaceable spring probe contacts. They are designed to be permanently mounted for use in industrial applications where the typical probe life meets or exceeds those of the end-use product.
The ECT General Purpose probe product line includes: