Electrical connector assembly
Subminiature connector arrangement
Electic snap switch, particularly miniature switch
Sump pump switch Patent #: 4196325
ApplicationNo. 06/253398 filed on 04/13/1981
US Classes:200/51.1, Switch closing on coupling separation200/275, Particular shape or structure of the contact200/51.11, Switch in parallel with coupling contacts439/169, Test probe439/188, HAVING CIRCUIT INTERRUPTING PROVISION EFFECTED BY MATING OR HAVING "DEAD" CONTACT ACTIVATED AFTER MATING439/677Polarized
ExaminersPrimary: Shepperd, John W.
Assistant: Kidorf, Renee S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesH01R 13/703 (20060101)
H01R 13/70 (20060101)
H01R 13/64 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1980-04-14 FR
AbstractThe present invention relates to an assembly forming interfitting socket and plug for connection to a circuit in which the socket is mounted, without the circuit opening. The socket comprises a housing at the bottom of which is housed a switch of the pressure type returned to position of closure by an elastic blade and two first branch contact elements projecting on two sides of the housing; the plug is guided between these sides and has a wide push element which is provided laterally with second branch contact elements coming into contact with the first ones before the end of the push element opens the switch by pushing the elastic blade, so that the continuity of the circuit in which the socket is mounted is preserved when the plug is connected or disconnected.