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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097026D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Berkman, JW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Toggle switch 10 has pivotally mounted arm 11 carrying a permanent magnet 12 at one end. A pair of spaced steel plates 13 and 14 function to retain actuator 11 as the magnet 12 engages one of these plates under control of the switch operator.

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Toggle Switch

Toggle switch 10 has pivotally mounted arm 11 carrying a permanent magnet 12 at one end. A pair of spaced steel plates 13 and 14 function to retain actuator 11 as the magnet 12 engages one of these plates under control of the switch operator.

Reed switch 15 is positioned in close proximity to plate 13. When handle 11 is actuated so that magnet 12 engages plate 13, magnetic flux from magnet 12 additionally causes the contacts of reed switch 15 to be closed.

By moving actuator 11 so that magnet 12 engages plate 14, the actuator 11 is held in detented position and flux emanating from magnet 12 does not close the contacts of reed switch 15.

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