Ed what i'm saying is the rating are BS. i know what i see. regular pins don't work in pinball. with ambient temperatures they fail, and somewhat quickly. Trifurcons are a lot more robust. I don't care what their ratings say. I know what i see, almost on a daily basis.
Also i just don't buy current ratings as the same for regular and Trifurcons. Look at a trifurcon. I bet there's about 30% more surface area touching the male pin. i know they rate them the same as regular pins, but that doesn't hold water. my bet was they were just lazy and applied regular pin data to trifurcon. it would be a conservative bet. Or it could be that regular pins are over rated. I don't think there's a huge current difference between the two pins. But there is definitely some difference.
but the thing that i notice is the difference when backbox heat is applied. Regular pins just don't work well.