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PORTABLE MULTIPURPOSE CONTINUITY TESTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027187D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Many products use internal diagnostic software to test the continuity and functionality of optical switches, optical sensors, and mechanical switches, including switch actuators among other devices. However, diagnostic software is not always a dependable source for continuity testing since electrical wiring is sometimes shorted causing wire harnesses to be faulty. Moreover, diagnostic software does not usually provide a diagnostic for AC switch testing, and many times does not provide for testing of all DC switches. The present disclosure provides a hand-held or portable multipurpose sensorkontinuity checker which may be utilized as a low cost tool for setting switch actuators, aligning optical sensors, and testing optical and mechanical switches.