SKEDD is a further development of a technology that has been known for over 40 years: press-fit technology. Unlike ordinary press-fit technology, however, SKEDD is a plug connection. The main difference between a press-fit and a plug connection is:

  • With a press-fit connection, the high forces involved in the connecting process create a gas-tight connection between the contact surfaces. The hole geometry of the PCB then adapts itself around the contact.
  • With a plug connection, however, the surfaces to be joined are pressed together with a sufficient force for good contact (the normal contact force), but without an intermetallic bond being formed. Accordingly, the contact geometry of the connector adapts to the hole in the PCB.

The patented SKEDD contact creates the same four-way contact principle as occurs with a press-fit contact and thus guarantees a reliable electrical connection.