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Title: THERMAL RELAY DEVICE

Abstract

This invention relates to a fast-acting spring-loaded electrical switch which can break a 1500-volt circuit in one millisecond without arcing. In particular, a springloaded shorting bar is held in tension by a fusible wire. Passage of an electrical current pulse through the fusible wire breaks the fuse thereby releasing the shorting bar to open one and close another electrical circuit. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4734679
Patent Number(s):
3076078
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-018248
NSA Number:
NSA-17-018248
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; CIRCUITS; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; MACHINE PARTS; MELTING; OPERATION; PULSES; RODS; SPRINGS; SWITCHES; WIRES

Citation Formats

Murdoch, R.O., and Record, F.A. THERMAL RELAY DEVICE. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Murdoch, R.O., & Record, F.A. THERMAL RELAY DEVICE. United States.
Murdoch, R.O., and Record, F.A. Tue . "THERMAL RELAY DEVICE". United States.
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abstractNote = {This invention relates to a fast-acting spring-loaded electrical switch which can break a 1500-volt circuit in one millisecond without arcing. In particular, a springloaded shorting bar is held in tension by a fusible wire. Passage of an electrical current pulse through the fusible wire breaks the fuse thereby releasing the shorting bar to open one and close another electrical circuit. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {1}
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