Global Patent Index - EP 1058281 A2

EP 1058281 A2 2000-12-06 - Low voltage switching device with connecting bars and method for indicating the rated current of the switching device

Title (en)

Low voltage switching device with connecting bars and method for indicating the rated current of the switching device

Title (de)

Niederspannungs-Schaltgerät mit Anschlussschienen sowie Verfahren zur Erkennung des Bemessungsstromes des Schaltgerätes

Title (fr)

Appareil interrupteur de basse tension avec rails de raccordement et méthode pour indiquer le courant nominal de l'appareil interrupteur

Publication

EP 1058281 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 00250169 A

Priority

  • DE 19925966 A
  • DE 10021272 A

Abstract (en)

A low-voltage (LV) circuit-breaker (1) has a housing with rear-wall (4) and a frontal part containing a contact system that has at least one, and ideally, two parallel withdrawable connection rails (5,6) for connecting the contact system to an external circuit. The connecting rails (5,6) extend through window-openings located in the rear-wall (4) and are locked by fixture devices in the housing. One (5) of the connecting rails serves as a carrier of a positionally fixed switch-contact (3) and of an arcing horn (7), while the other (6) connecting rails (5,6) are connected by a hinged conductor arrangement (8) to a movable switch-contact (2) of the contact system. The exposed frontal faces of the frontal ends of the connecting rails (5,6), to which connect the contact surfaces for joining the connecting rails (5,6) to the external circuit, have recesses (11,2) for enlarging the heat-emitting surface.

Abstract (de)

Bei einem Niederspannungs-Schaltgerät (1) mit durch Befestigungsmittel fixierten Anschlussschienen (5, 6) zur Verbindung eines Schaltkontaktsystems mit einem äußeren Stromkreis, weisen die stirnseitigen Enden der Anschlussschienen (5, 6) zur Vergrößerung der wärmeabgebenden Oberfläche Aussparungen (11; 12) und Einfahrschrägen (14; 15; 16; 17)auf. Die Aussparungen (11, 12) sind zur Unterscheidung der Anschlussschienen (5, 6) nennstromabhängig unterschiedlich ausgebildet. Durch ein Verfahren, bei dem ein Tastkopf (25) zur Erfassung der Ausbildung der Aussparungen (22, 24) eingesetzt wird, kann im Rahmen einer automatisierten Fertigung und Prüfung der Bemessungsstrom eines Schaltgerätes erkannt werden. <IMAGE>

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

H01H 1/58; H01H 9/52; H01H 71/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 1/58 (2006.01); H01H 9/52 (2006.01); H01H 71/06 (2006.01); H01H 71/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 71/06 (2013.01); H01H 1/58 (2013.01); H01H 9/52 (2013.01); H01H 71/08 (2013.01); H01H 2009/188 (2013.01); H01H 2011/0093 (2013.01)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 1058281 A2 20001206; EP 1058281 A3 20020424; EP 1058281 B1 20030813

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