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Toggle Switch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090326D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dunphy, JJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

This toggle mechanism is for making and breaking an elastic diaphragm switch contact. The toggle mechanism is located within a housing and includes a lever and an actuator rotatably mounted on a shaft. A spring engages the actuator and is provided with a cap which engages a portion of the lever extending below the pivot shaft. When the lever is moved, as indicated, a maximum force is exerted on the actuator. This is effected via the compressed spring when the lever passes through the vertical center line. Upon relatively slight movement past the center line, the actuator snaps over making the elastic diaphragm switch contact through a ball interposed between the actuator and the switch element.

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Toggle Switch

This toggle mechanism is for making and breaking an elastic diaphragm switch contact. The toggle mechanism is located within a housing and includes a lever and an actuator rotatably mounted on a shaft. A spring engages the actuator and is provided with a cap which engages a portion of the lever extending below the pivot shaft. When the lever is moved, as indicated, a maximum force is exerted on the actuator. This is effected via the compressed spring when the lever passes through the vertical center line. Upon relatively slight movement past the center line, the actuator snaps over making the elastic diaphragm switch contact through a ball interposed between the actuator and the switch element. Lever movement in an opposite direction breaks the contact by removing the force exerted on the ball and the elastic characteristic of the switch contact and associated elements.

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