Global Patent Index - EP 0777091 A3

EP 0777091 A3 2000-05-03 - Improvement in the explosion-proof switch for a refrigeration apparatus

Title (en)

Improvement in the explosion-proof switch for a refrigeration apparatus

Title (de)

Explosionssicherer Schalter für Kühlgerät

Title (fr)

Commutateur anti-déflagrant pour appareil de réfrigération

Publication

EP 0777091 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 96118340 A

Priority

IT PN950045 U

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0777091A2] Refrigeration apparatus comprising a circuit containing inflammable gases, at least a sealed electric switch accessible externally by the atmosphere in the storage compartment, and provided with a member (1) adapted to move relatively to the position of the door to supply power to the lamp, and provided externally with a sealed rigid body (4) and an elastic element (2) having a substantially concave shape, preferably a bell-like shape, and applied with its concavity around said moving member (1) so that the edge of said concavity sealingly closes against said sealed rigid body (4) along a perimeter that entirely surrounds the zone in which said moving member passes through into said sealed rigid body. In a preferred manner, the free rim (6) is elastically engaged around a projection (3) of the body (4) of said switch, while the zone in which said free rim (6) is engaged is pressure-locked in position by an appropriate unremovable locking element (8). At least an electric terminal (23,24) comes out the side of the switch which is substantially opposite to the side in which said moving member (1) is situated, while the switch is adapted to be applied by snap-fitting by means of two elastic engaging elements (11,12) opposing each other.

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

F25D 29/00; H01H 13/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F25D 29/00 (2006.01); H01H 13/06 (2006.01); H01H 9/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F25D 29/00 (2013.01); H01H 13/06 (2013.01); F25B 2400/12 (2013.01); H01H 9/042 (2013.01); H01H 2009/048 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE DK ES FR GB IT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0777091 A2 19970604; EP 0777091 A3 20000503; IT 238871 Y1 20001115; IT PN950045 U1 19970529; IT PN950045 V0 19951129

INPADOC legal status


2003-07-30 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030117

2002-10-23 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020906

2000-08-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000621

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): DE DK ES FR GB IT SE

1998-04-01 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: ELECTROLUX ZANUSSI S.P.A.

1997-06-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE DK ES FR GB IT SE