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EXTERNALLY PROGRAMMABLE DETENT MECHANISM FOR NON-INTERNALLY DETENTED ROTARY POTENTIOMETERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006102D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Larry Marvet Charles E. Kline

Abstract

A mechanism is needed to provide a rotary switch easily changeable from a detented switch, i.e. 'stops' between positions, to a non-detented switch. This change must be possible after the radio housing is assembled and closed, and must be protected from adverse environments. Furthermore, the detents must be variable during assembly in the following characteristics: 1. detent force, 2. number of detent positions, 3. rotation angle between positions, and 4. total allowable rotation.