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Floating Switch Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050588D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ansell, DF: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

In designing a switch to apply primary power, industrial design requirements and safety requirements often present conflicting technical problems which must be solved. For instance, industrial design requires that the switch bezel assembly fit into the front cover with the least possible alignment variations, whereas safety requires that the mounting of a primary power component not be directly attached to the front cover. To solve these problems, one can mount the switch bezel assembly to another surface with respect to the mounting surface for the front cover, but this creates alignment problems.

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Floating Switch Assembly

In designing a switch to apply primary power, industrial design requirements and safety requirements often present conflicting technical problems which must be solved. For instance, industrial design requires that the switch bezel assembly fit into the front cover with the least possible alignment variations, whereas safety requires that the mounting of a primary power component not be directly attached to the front cover. To solve these problems, one can mount the switch bezel assembly to another surface with respect to the mounting surface for the front cover, but this creates alignment problems.

Referring to Figs. 1a and 1b, the switch bezel assembly will float with respect to its own mounting surface, thereby allowing the assembly to align to the front cover with the needed variations. Figs. 2a and 2b show an alternate manner of accomplishing the same result.

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