Global Patent Index - EP 0734034 B1

EP 0734034 B1 2001-04-18 - Power line high current cutoff device

Title (en)

Power line high current cutoff device

Title (de)

Unterbrechungseinrichtung für Starkstromleitungen

Title (fr)

Dispositif d'interruption des lignes à courant fort

Publication

EP 0734034 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 95110661 A

Priority

IT TO950213 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0734034A1] A manually or automatically operated device for rapidly disconnecting the power line between a current source and the user circuit in case of emergency, e.g. in automotive applications, for eliminating the risk of fire due to accidental pinching of the positive cables in the event of a crash; the device presenting a first and second contact member connected in series between two terminals of the line and movable in relation to each other in opposition to elastic means, and control means for selectively moving the contacts into a first work position wherein they contact each other to shortcircuit the line, and a second safety position wherein they are detached to disconnect the line; the contact members being defined by carbon brushes made from a sintered mixture of carbon powder and copper particles, and of the same type used in commutator motors.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01H 1/14; H01H 1/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 1/025 (2006.01); H01H 1/14 (2006.01); H01H 3/28 (2006.01); H01H 15/00 (2006.01); H01H 19/62 (2006.01); H01H 35/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 1/14 (2013.01); H01H 1/025 (2013.01); H01H 3/28 (2013.01); H01H 15/00 (2013.01); H01H 19/62 (2013.01); H01H 35/14 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0734034 A1 19960925; EP 0734034 B1 20010418; DE 69520732 D1 20010523; DE 69520732 T2 20010913; ES 2156172 T3 20010616; IT 1280813 B1 19980211; IT TO950213 A1 19960923; IT TO950213 D0 19950321

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