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SMD Abbreviation for surface mount device. See surface mount.
socket contact A female contact designed to mate with a male contact or pin.
Solder An alloy that can be melted at a fairly low temperature, for use in joining metals having much higher melting points.
solder cup contact A contact (or terminal) having a hollow cylinder to accept a wire for a soldered termination.
Solder Dip Short tail of the contact that is designed to go through the PC board and be soldered.
solder pad On printed circuit boards, the enlarged areas where component leads are soldered.
Solder Tail Short tail of the contact that is designed to go through the PC board and be soldered.
solder-eyelet A solder-type terminal, having a hole at its end through which a wire can be inserted prior to being soldered.
Specs Abbreviation for specifications
stamped contact A contact which is stamped from a flat sheet of metal and then formed through a progressive die.