Patents Assigned to Stanmar Technology
  • Patent number: 4424438
    Abstract: A control system for selectively turning on and off various electrical devices used in the operation of a spa is disclosed. The control system includes a power supply for generating a 5 volt DC voltage from a 120 volt AC external power source, a timing circuit, a clearing circuit and a plurality of control circuits, one for each device to be controlled. Each control circuit, which is driven by the 5 volt DC voltage, includes a relay which is adapted to be coupled to the electrical device to be controlled, a momentary manually operated switch, a pair of flip-flops, a gate, a transistor, and an incadescent light bulb. In the operation of the circuit the transistor is turned on and off by the flip-flops and the output of the transistor is used to energize or deenergize the relay. Because the circuits operate at low DC voltage, the switches through which these voltages are transmitted can be located at or near the spa without causing potential safety problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Assignee: Stanmar Technology
    Inventors: Stanley I. Antelman, Charles Ladue