Accession Number : ADD001502

Title :   Circuit Breaker Assembly with Interposed Wedge Non-Conductor and Complementary Housing Arc-Prevention Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Green,James H

Report Date : 15 Oct 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes a compact non-arcing switch which includes a housing which is constructed of dielectric material. A pair of electrical contacts are mounted within the housing for movement between open and closed positions with a means for biasing the contacts to the closed position. An elongated dielectric wedge is slidably mounted within the housing for opening and closing the contacts. The mounting of the wedge within the housing provides electrical closure paths which prevent arcing between the contacts when they are opened.

Descriptors :   *Electric switches, *Patents, Electric arcs, Prevention, Direct current, Dielectrics, Housings(Enclosures), Wedges, Sliding contacts

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE