Abstract: A switch construction including opposed contacts positioned on a base and a bridging contactor slidable between different switch positions. The design of the contacts on the base includes an upper section defining a first surface engageable by a tab formed on the sliding contactor. Second surface portions offset relative to the first surface provide engagement with shoulders defined by the sliding contactor. Resilient means press the sliding contactor against this upper section in a fashion such that the shoulders operate to limit the movement of the sliding contactor. The separate engagement of the tab and shoulders provide separate available current paths for the switch.
Abstract: A slide switch construction including at least two spaced apart contacts positioned on a base with a slider and bridging contactor assembly attached to the base in a manner such that the assembly is movable over the base for changing switch positions. The bridging contactor comprises a strip of resilient material defining an elongated bridging portion with at least one spring arm extending outwardly from the bridging portion. An engaging surface is defined by the slider for engagement with the spring arm to bend the spring arm relative to the bridging portion when the assembly is attached to the base thereby achieving pressing of the bridging portion against the contacts. Hanger means are defined by the contactor and by the slider to serve as means for holding the slider and contactor together when the assembly is separated from the base.
October 5, 1977
Date of Patent:
February 13, 1979
Chicago Switch, Inc.
Guy M. Farrell, Martin Gaber, Joseph J. Spedale
Abstract: A slide switch having opposed contacts mounted on a base with a slider assembly moving over the base. A bridging conductor is included in the assembly whereby the positioning of the slider assembly determines the relationship of the bridging conductor to the opposed contacts to thereby provide the switching characteristic. The bridging conductor is held in assembly with the slider preferably by means of a resilient element pressing the conductor or a support therefor against a slider ledge so that this assembly remains intact when separated from the base. The base contacts comprise body portions receivable in slots defined by the base, the body portions defining recesses whereby the contacts can be press fit into engagement with the base.