Battery Contacts

battery contacts and batteries around two circuit boards

Battery Contact Application

Atlantic Precision Spring produces top-quality battery contacts that can be customized to your project-specific needs. Produced with finesse as thin as 0.003″ (.076 mm) wide, our battery contacts are made from beryllium copper, phosphor bronze, stainless steel and carbon steels. Our trained professionals can help you determine the best material for your specific needs.

We’ll take a battery contact design concept from prototype through production, utilizing modern techniques on a wide assortment of machines including fourslide, multi-slide, power press, and hydraulic presses. Once the concept has been approved, engineering prototypes will be produced in our short run department. This allows the project to begin immediately and reduces the time to market for production lots. Our engineers have a goal to get you the quickest turnover at the most cost-effective price.

Battery contacts are commonly used in electronic components including applications such as:

  • Appliance sensors
  • Computer board applications
  • Industrial workstations
  • Medical testing equipment
  • Portable electronic devices
  • Security systems

APS Battery Contact Battery Contact Manufactured by Atlantic Precision Spring

Here's How We Ensure Quality With Every Part

Our company is ISO 9001:2015 certified with procedures in place to optimize departmental processes. Quality assurance is supported by networked statistical process control “SPC” workstations to ensure the quality of battery contacts and PC board battery spring connectors. Also available are electronic sensors that are used to detect defects during production. Sensors such as vision systems with inline machine sensors are utilized to inspect formed springs to prevent an “out of tolerance” condition.

We’re determined to make sure that your battery contacts and spring contacts come out the right way, every time. Learn more about our metal stamping capabilities to understand how we can help with your custom orders. Our team is waiting to hear from you.

Battery Contact Made in the USA

What are battery contacts?

Battery contacts are used to keep batteries securely in place between the terminals on the positive and negative ends. Battery contacts connect to an electrical circuit, without one a circuit would not work. There are battery contacts of all different sizes depending on what it is being used for. The bigger the battery, the more energy, connectivity and battery contact it needs.

What are the different types of battery contacts and their uses?

Surface mount battery contacts are best for gadgets with no specific battery structure and are necessary to obtain high spring tension. Cylindrical and spring battery contacts are best for gadgets with a particular battery space. PC battery contacts are used for PC’s. Enclosure battery contacts are for smaller, lower power gadgets. No matter you battery contact need, Atlantic Precision Spring has you covered.

What is the design process for battery contacts?

Part of the design process involves determining the position of the battery contact, which will be either mounted or built-in and is not interchangeable. Determining the material used for the battery contact is another part of the design process and also a very important one because this will determine the longevity and resistance to corrosion. The type of metal stamping is then determined depending on the type of material chosen for the contact. Stamping involves cutting the metal to the desired and required thickness and shape and is an integral part of the design process. Electroplating is then done to achieve ideal performance of the battery contacts conductivity and durability. Engineers on staff at APS can help with the design process.

What are battery contacts made of?

Battery contacts are made from beryllium copper, phosphor bronze, stainless steel and carbon steels.