Global Patent Index - EP 0789373 B1

EP 0789373 B1 2000-06-07 - Electric switch

Title (en)

Electric switch

Title (de)

Electrischer Schalter

Title (fr)

Interrupteur électrique

Publication

EP 0789373 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 97300686 A

Priority

GB 9602320 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0789373A1] A snap-action electric switch includes a housing (2) containing a snap-action mechanism (16) movable by a plunger (22) between a rest position and a displaced position, the snap-action mechanism (16) comprising a thin leaf spring with three parallel legs (28,30,32) the integral one ends of which constitute a contact member, at least one of said legs (28) being longitudinally stressed such that, on movement of the unstressed leg or legs (30,32) beyond an overcentre position by the plunger (22), the contact member snaps from its rest position to its displaced position. The other end of the or each unstressed leg (30,32) is mounted to be movable with the plunger (22) whereby, on guided linear movement of the plunger (22) within the housing (2), the other end of the or each unstressed leg (30,32) is moved bodily with the plunger (22) to achieve said overcentre position of said unstressed leg or legs (30,32). <IMAGE>

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

H01H 13/36

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/36 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/36 (2013.01); H01H 2011/0081 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 0789373 A1 19970813; EP 0789373 B1 20000607; DE 69702216 D1 20000713; DE 69702216 T2 20010301; GB 9602320 D0 19960403

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