Global Patent Index - EP 1121695 A1

EP 1121695 A1 20010808 - SNAP-ACTION SWITCH

Title (en)

SNAP-ACTION SWITCH

Title (de)

SPRUNGSCHALTER

Title (fr)

COMMUTATEUR A FONCTIONNEMENT BRUSQUE

Publication

EP 1121695 A1 20010808 (DE)

Application

EP 99953829 A 19991014

Priority

  • DE 19847614 A 19981015
  • EP 9907752 W 19991014

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19847614A1] The invention relates to a snap-action switch comprising two spaced fixed contacts, a contact element that can move between a closed position, in which the contact element connects the fixed contacts in an electrically conductive manner, and an open position, in which the contact element is spaced from at least one fixed contact. Said switch also comprises an actuation element for moving the contact elements between the closed position and the open position and a snap-action spring for snapping the contact element between the closed position and the open position. The invention aims at improving said snap-action switch in such a way that it has a compact and simple structure. To this end, the snap-action spring comprises a domed spring plate that may be snapped from a first domed positioned to a second domed position and vice versa.

IPC 1-7

H01H 5/30; H01H 13/26

IPC 8 full level

H01H 5/30 (2006.01); H01H 13/26 (2006.01); H01H 13/48 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

H01H 13/48 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0022639A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

DE 19847614 A1 20000504; AT 249091 T 20030915; DE 59906897 D1 20031009; EP 1121695 A1 20010808; EP 1121695 B1 20030903; WO 0022639 A1 20000420

DOCDB simple family (application)

DE 19847614 A 19981015; AT 99953829 T 19991014; DE 59906897 T 19991014; EP 9907752 W 19991014; EP 99953829 A 19991014