pogo pin

Introduction to pogo pins

One of the older, widely used contacts, the pogo pin, has long established itself as a reliable and trustworthy technology for many applications. Named after the pogo stick toy over forty years ago, this golden spring-loaded contact has played a vital role in making temporary connections, usually for electronic testing, since it was first created.

now, the pogo pin has been used in more “permanent” connections in cell phones, laptops, computers and other electronic devices. Many have come to rely on pogo pins for their durability, relatively small size and their ability to absorb relative large vertical mismatches between the connectors in which they are embedded. In a world where we want to make quick connections with batteries, laptop screens and I/O ports, they have provided a very flexible solution.