For use in applications such as:
‘Avoid the costly development of a bespoke connector interface by integrating Coda-Pin Power Dock into your system’
These are all generic terms to describe a component whose spring loaded tip will provide a reliable electrical contact to a target whose distance away may well be variable or indeterminate.
The traditional use for them is to make contact with printed circuit boards (PCBs) or electrical components, in order to test functionality and to measure the value of the components. They are widely used in vacuum test fixtures associated with automatic test equipment (ATE). They are also used inside a functional test station as part of a larger production line.