The periodic charging of batteries for many applications (including electric boats and material handling vehicles) requires frequent connector operations. In order to avoid current interrupting on the charging contacts, a pilot contact is generally used. The pilot contact is designed to break before the main contacts, thereby signalling the circuit breaker to function.
Meltric’s LC battery connectors, are made with spring-loaded, silver-nickel butt style contacts, which are operated by means of a lever. This design ensures a superior electrical connection and the quick and easy operation of the device. The lever also provides a means of locking the units together to help prevent accidental disengagement. By contrast, many competitive battery charger connectors use sliding contacts. Because of how they operate, sliding contacts cannot provide the electrical performance, the durability or the quick breaking capabilities of Meltric’s lever operated and spring-loaded, silver-nickel butt contacts.