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Publication numberUS3403301 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1968
Filing dateJun 1, 1967
Priority dateJun 1, 1967
Publication numberUS 3403301 A, US 3403301A, US-A-3403301, US3403301 A, US3403301A
InventorsMrowka Joseph J, Powell David B
Original AssigneeGen Electric
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric circuit control device panel board and assembly
US 3403301 A
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Sept. 2-4, 1968 MROW A ET AL 3,403301 ELECTRIC ClRCUIT CONTROL'DBVICE PANEL BOARD AND ASSEMBLY Filed June 1, 1967 F/GJ WW mmp f WWW mw am W V, B

HTTORWEY United States Patent 3,403,301 ELECTRIC CIRCUIT CONTROL DEVICE PANEL BOARD AND ASSEMBLY Joseph J. Mrowka, Plainville, and David B. Powell, Bristol, Conn., assignors to General Electric Company, a corporation of New York Filed June 1, 1967, Ser. No. 642,917 14 Claims. (Cl. 317-119) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE There is disclosed an electric circuit control device panel board for use with circuit control devices of two different widths. The panel includes a base having a row of mounting hooks including portions fitting into recesses in the wider control devices. Each hook has an opening defining two spaced apart side portions. Each narrower control device has a pair of spaced projections arranged to straddle one of the side portions of the hook, so that two of the narrower control devices can be mounted in retained position by each of the hooks.

Background of the invention The present invention relates to electric circuit control device panel board and more particularly to such panel boards which are adapted to receive control devices of two different widths or modules with means thereon for retaining the control devices in desired alignment and engagement.

In United States Patent No. 3,309,580, granted Mar. 14, 1967, to Lewis W. Jacobs and Robert J. Sabatella and assigned to the same assignee as the present invention, there is disclosed a panel board assembly utilizing electrical contacts providing contact blades extending generally normally to the side wall of the base or saddle of the panel board and contact blades which extend substantially parallel thereto. The normally extending contact blades are adapted to be electrically engaged by contact jaws of a circuit breaker or other control device extending generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the control device whereas the parallel extending contact blades or wing portions as shown therein are adapted to be electrically engaged by contact jaws on a smaller module control device which extend normally to the longitudinal axis thereof.

In mounting control devices of various types into plugin panel boards, it has been generally customary to employ a configuration for the base or saddle portion of the panel board and for the rear end of the control device which would permit interengagement thereof and then pivoting of the control device into electrical engagement with the contact blades. One form for such interengagement is shown in the aforementioned Jacobs et a1. patent wherein hooks are provided upon the upstanding side wall which engage in a slot formed in the rear of the control devices. Although such retaining means are generally satisfactory, it is desirable to provide distinctive means for retaining the two modules of control devices so as to ensure proper alignment thereof in desired positions with respect to the various contact blades. In addition, it will be appreciated that use of the same form of mounting technique for two different modules of control devices will limit the opportunity for providing retention against lateral movement since the retaining means must accommodate both modules at various positions along the panel board.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a novel electrical control device panel board incorporating means for retaining control devices of two different moduice lar sizes in predetermined positions with respect to the contact blades against undesired lateral movement.

It is also an object to provide such a panel board wherein the alignment of the contact blades and the retaining means will ensure proper positioning and disposition of the control devices of the two different modules.

Another object is to provide such a panel board which may be readily and economically fabricated and which provides positive positioning means for two modules of control devices while permitting facile insertion and dis engagement of the control devices.

Summary 0 the invention It has now been found that the foregoing and related objects can be readily obtained in an electrical circuit control device panel board for use with circuit control devices of different modular widths which has a base providing a generally planar center portion and at least one upstanding side wall thereon. A multiplicity of inwardly projecting hook portions are spaced apart along the upper end of the side Wall so as to provide channels therebetween and conductor means is disposed above the center portions of the base. Upstanding contact blades on the conductor means are spaced from the side wall in predetermined alignment and directional orientation with respect to the hook portions and channels so as to permit electrical engagement thereon of control devices of different width or modules. The hook portions on the side wall are engageable in cooperatively dimensioned recesses in the rear surface of one modular width control device and the channels are dimensioned cooperatively to receive a tongue projecting from the rear surface of another modular width control device. The hook portions additionally provide means for retaining in the channels the second modular width control device with the result being that the control devices of two different widths or modules may be properly positioned and secured on the panel board.

Generally, the panel board will have conductor means providing some contact blades which extend parallel to the side wall and other contact blades which extend normally thereto with the normally extending contact blades being aligned with the centers of the hook portions of the side wall. The parallel extending contact blades extend in alignment with at least a portion of the channels between the hook portions. In accordance with the preferred embodiment, the conductor means includes contact elements having a first blade portion extending parallel to the side wall and a second blade portion intersecting the first blade portion and extending normally to the side wall so as to permit mounting of control devices having contact jaws extending parallel or normal to the longitudinal axis thereof. One type of contact of the preferred type is illustrated in the aforementioned Jacobs et a1. Patent No. 3,309,580 wherein the first blade portions extending parallel to the side wall provide wings to either side of the second blade portion for mounting thereon a pair of the smaller module circuit breakers. As seen therein, the contact elements may include two blade portions extending parallel to the side wall so as to permit mounting of a pair of circuit breakers extending from each side of the panel board or a total of four circuit breakers.

However, the specific construction of the conductor means may vary depending upon the nature of the control devices employed therewith and the type and number of devices desired to be positionable at any point in the panel board. The essential feature of the conductor means is that it provides the upstanding contact blades in predetermined alignment and directional orientation with respect to the hook portions and with respect to the channels therebetween.

In one embodiment of the present invention, the side wall has an outwardly extending flange from which the hook portions project so as to form a shelf for seating the rear edges of the control devices. However, it will also be appreciated that a suitable base support for the rear edges of the control devices may be provided by a separate element cooperating with the side wall. Moreover, the hook portions may be formed integrally with the side wall or they may be formed of a separate element mounted thereon or closely adjacent thereto so as to provide the requisite construction.

In one embodiment of the present invention, the outwardly extending flange about the side wall has a multiplicity of arms spaced along the length thereof to provide channels therebetween with alternate arms having inwardly extending fingers to provide the hook portions. This form of construction is advantageously employed with control devices of the type having a single tongue projecting rearwardly therefrom adjacent the center thereof with the tongue seating in the channel between a pair of arms one of which has a finger extending inwardly therefrom to provide the hook. To ensure retention of the control device in the channel, the fingers are of greater dimension in the direction of the side wall axis than their cooperating arms so as to extend partially over the channels adjacent thereto and provide means for retaining the tongues in the channels against vertical movement. In the preferred embodiment, the hook portions again include arms extending upwardly from the flange and fingers extending inwardly from the arms; however, each of the arms has an aperture therein adapted to receive one tongue of a control device having a pair of spaced-apart tongues adjacent the side surfaces thereof. Accordingly, one tongue of such devices fits within the aperture of the arm whereas the other tongue extends into the channel between the hook portions with the unapertured portion or strap portion of the arm being disposed in the channel between the spaced-apart tongues. By proper dimensioning of the apertures in the arms and the channels, each will receive a pair of tongues so that a pair of control devices may be positioned side by side with the adjacent tongues fitting into the channels or apertures in the arms as the case may be. In either instance it will be appreciated that the engagement of the tongue within the aperture of the arms will restrict vertical movement of the control device and provide means for retaining the control devices in the channels and in assembly with the panel board.

As will be appreciated from the description of the preferred embodiment of construction for the conductor means and the reference to the aforementioned Jacobs et al. patent, the control devices for which the present invention is particularly adapted are modules wherein the one type is approximately one-half the width of the other. The larger module control device has its contact jaws extending parallel to the longitudinal axis thereof and accordingly normally to the side wall of the base or saddle of the panel board. The large module device has a recess formed therein which is dimensioned to receive the finger on the hook portion so as to limit both vertical and horiozntal movement of the device.

The smaller module device has its contact jaws extending normally to the longitudinal axis thereof and accordingly parallel to the side walls of the base or saddle of the panel board. It may have one or two tongues projecting rearwardly thereof depending upon the particular means selected for the construction of the hook portions to provide retention of the control devices in the several channels. With a device employing a pair of tongues, the hook portion desirably has an aperture therein receiving one of the pair of tongues; in its preferred form, the aperture is sufiiciently large so as to receive a pair of tongues situated in side-by-side relationship on two adjacent small module circuit breakers thus permitting their mounting upon contact blades of a single contact.

By suitable selection of the configuration of the conductor means and the contact blades thereof as well as their disposition with respect to the hook portions and the channels therebetween, various arrangements of the small and large module control devices may be permitted at various locations along the length of the panel board. Two large module breakers may be seated on a contact blade with their front ends in abutment or a large module breaker may be opposed by a pair of smaller module breakers or smaller module breakers may be located in opposition to each other. In addition, two smaller module breakers may be mounted adjacent to each other with one of the breakers in contact with a contact blade of one current phase, and the other breaker in contact with a contact blade of a second current phase.

Brief description of the drawings FIGURE 1 is a plan view of an electrical circuit control device panel board embodying the present invention showing two different modules of circuit breakers mounted thereon and with a portion of several circuit breakers broken away for clarity of illustration;

FIGURE 2 is a sectional view of the panel board of FIGURE 1 along the line 22 of FIGURE 1 with a portion of one circuit breaker housing broken away to show the contact clamping jaws;

FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary elevational view of the panel board to the left side as seen in FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary exploded perspective view of the panel board of FIGURE 1; and

FIGURE 5 is a fragmentary exploded perspective view of the panel board utilizing another embodiment of the present invention.

Detailed description of the illustrated embodiments Turning now to FIGURES 1-4 in detail, a panel board load center has a base or saddle generally designated by the numeral 2 adapted to be mounted in a suitable enclosure (not shown) by fasteners (not shown) extending through the apertures 4 therein. The base 2 has a generally planar center portion and upstanding parallel side wall portions 8 each having a series of hook-shaped elements 10. Each of the hook-shaped elements 10 includes a base portion 12 and an upstanding portion 14. Each of the portions 14 has an aperture 17 formed therein and carries an inwardly extending finger 18 at its upper end. The hook-shaped elements 10 are spaced apart to provide spaces 16 therebetween for a purpose to be described. The spaces 16 are equal in length to the length of the apertures 17.

On the center of the base 2 are sheets 20 of insulation and three spaced busbars 22, 24 and 26 which extend substantially parallel to the side wall portions 8. Additional insulating means 28 is provided over the busbar 24 as seen in FIGURES 1 and 2. Supported on the busbars 22, 26 are a plurality of contacts generally designated by the numerals 30, 32 which have arm portions 34, 36 extending inwardly in substantially parallel relationship over the center busbar 24. In addition, the busbar 24 has an upstanding contact blade 38 thereon which extends normal to the busbar 24.

The contacts have a generally U-shaped contact blade 40 upstanding at the end of the arm portions 34 with the legs thereon extending parallel to the several busbars 22, 24 and 26 as well as to the side wall portions 8. In addition, a central contact blade 42 of greater heighth than the legs of the U-shaped contact blade 40 is mounted thereon and bisects the U-shaped contact blade 40 so as to extend normally to the several busbars 22, 24 and 26 as well as to the side wall portions 8. The contact 32 has a single contact blade 44 upstanding from its arm portion 36 and extending normally to the busbars 22, 24 and 26 and to the side wall portions 8.

Mounted on the panel board load center are circuit breakers of two different widths designated generally by the numerals 46, 48 and having insulating casings or housings 50, 52 respectively and operating handles 54, 56

respectively. Generally, the circuit breakers 46, 48 employ conventional construction except as pointed out hereinafter.

The smaller module circuit breakers 46 are one-half the width of the larger breakers 48 and have contact jaws 47 at their inner or front ends which extends normally to their longitudinal axis and thus parallel to the side portions 8 and the legs of the U-shaped contact blades 40. At their rear ends, the breakers 46 having projecting in the longitudinal axis a pair of spaced tongues or tangs 58, 60 situated adjacent the side surfaces thereof so as to provide a slot therebetween dimensioned to receive one of the sections 14A of the upstanding portions 14 of the hook-shaped elements 10.

The larger module circuit breakers 48 have contact jaws (not shown) at their inner or front ends which extend parallel to their longitudinal axis and thus normally to the side wall portions 8 and parallel to the central contact blades 42 and contact blade 44. At their rear ends, the breakers 48 have a recess 62 formed in their rear surfaces dimensioned to receive the fingers 18 of the hookshaped elements 10.

By the present invention, the contacts 30, 32 and 33 may be situated with respect to the hook-shaped elements 10 to provide for mounting of the two types of circuit breakers in predetermined positions only. As can be seen best in FIGURES 3-4, the large module breaker 48 is mounted with the finger 18 engaged in its recess 62 to lock it onto the hook-shaped element 10 and is then pivoted downwardly so that its contact jaws (not shown) engage about opposite surfaces of the central contact blade 42 of a contact 30 to provide electrical engagement with its associated busbar.

However, the configuration of the hook-shaped elements 10 frustrates etforts to insert a smaller module breaker 46 in precisely the same position since the tongues 58, 60 will abut against the sections 1 4A of the upstanding portions 14. By displacing the breaker 46 slightly along the longitudinal axis of the busbars 22, 24 and 26, the two tongues 58, 60 will now bridge or straddle the section 14A by reason of the spacing therebetween with one tongue extending through the aperture 17 and the other through the space 16 as best seen in FIGURE 3. When the breaker 46 is now pivoted downwardly, its contact jaws 47 engage opposite surfaces of the nearest leg of the U-shaped contact blade 40.

As seen in FIGURES 1 and 3, two of the smaller module breakers 46 may be positioned side by side in electrical engagement with a single contact 30 in the space which would be occupied by a single large module breaker 48. The tongue 58 of one breaker 46A seats in the space 16 to one side of the section 14A while its tongue 60 as well as the tongue 58 of the compamon breaker 46B seat in the aperture 17 of the upstandlng portion 14. The tongue 60 of the breaker 46b seats in the space 16 to the other side of the portion 14. Thus, the two breakers are locked in position on the hook-shaped element 10 by virtue of the engagement of their respect1ve tongues 58, 60 in the aperture 17 of the portion 14 As will be appreciated from FIGURE 1, their contact aws 47 engage opposite surfaces of the adjacent leg of the U-shaped contact blade 40 to opposite sides of the central contact blade 42.

Although the contacts 30 permit mounting of both modules of circuit breakers 46, 48, the contact 32 and the contact blade 38 of the busbar 24 permit mounting of only the larger module breaker 48 since there is no provision for receiving contact jaws extending parallel to the busbars. Thus, by selection of the types of contacts and their disposition with respect to the portions 14 and spaces 16, it is possible to ensure proper alignment of the breakers 46, 48 or to prevent utilization of a given module in a particular location.

In addition, by proper dimensioning of the length of the finger 18 and the cooperating dimension of the recess 62 in the breaker 48, the fingers 18 not only firmly position the breaker 48 but also serve to reject placement of the breaker 48 between two fingers 18 since the spacing therebetween will be less than the width of the breaker.

Turning now to FIGURE 5, there is illustrated another embodiment of the present invention wherein a smaller module circuit breaker designated generally by the numeral 146 has a single tongue 156 of lesser width than the casing 150 and disposed centrally thereof. The base generally designated by the numeral 102 has a center portion 106 and side wall portion 108 as in the previous embodiment, but the shelf portion generally designated by the numeral 110 is of modified construction. Projecting upwardly from the flange 112 are arms 114 and arms 115 which alternate with each other and are spaced apart to provide channels 116 therebetween. The fingers 118 project inwardly from the upper ends of the arms 114 and are of greater width so as to partially project over the channels 116.

As in the preceding embodiment, the fingers 118 seat in the recess 62 of the larger module circuit breaker 48, and the spacing therebetween will prevent misassembly of such a breaker by rejecting it. However, the single tongue 158 of the smaller module circuit breaker 146 is receivable only in the channels 116 between the arms 114 and 115 and the finger 118 of the arm 114 will over lie a portion thereof to retain it securely in position. Two smaller module breakers 146 may be assembled in sideby-side position by inserting the tongue 158 of another such breaker in the next adjacent channel 16. Again, by proper selection of the type of contacts and their alignment relative to the arms 114, the impermissible assembly of the two types of breakers may be avoided and desirable alignment and retention may be effected.

In the assembly shown in FIGURE 1, the two smaller module breakers 46C and 46D are electrically connected to tWo difierent sationary contacts and thereby to two different bus bars. These breakers may therefore be operated simultaneously, such for example as by having their handles tied together, and can serve as a two-pole cir cuit breaker. In practice, these circuit breakers would also be permanently fastened together and provided with means for causing automatic opening of either breaker upon automatic opening of the other breaker.

Thus, it can be seen that the present invention provides a novel and highly effective circuit contact device panelboard for use with circuit control devices of different widths or modules. The modules may be firmly secured in position in desired alignment with the contact blades, and undesired positioning of any given module may be avoided by selection of the type of contact arm or by its alignment relative to the securing flange on the side wall portion of the base or saddle.

While the invention has been illustrated in only one embodiment, it will be readily apparent that many modifications thereof may be made, and we therefore intend by the appended claims to cover all such modification as fall within the true spirit and scope of the invention.

What we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. In an electrical circuit control device panel board for use with circuit control devices of different widths, the combination comprising:

(a) a base having a generally planar center portion and at least one upstanding side wall thereon, said side wall having a multiplicity of spaced apart inwardly projecting hook portions at the upper end thereof providing channels therebetween; and

(b) conductor means above said center portion of said base having upstanding contact blades spaced from said side Wall in predetermined alignment and directional orientation with respect to said hook portions, said hook portions being engageable in cooperatively dimensioned recesses, the rear surface of one width of circuit control device and said channels being adapted to receive a tongue projecting from the rear surface of another width of circuit control device, said hook portions also providing means for retaining in said channels the control device of another width, whereby the control devices of different widths may be properly positioned and received on said panel board.

2. The panel board of claim 1 wherein at least some of said contact blades extend parallel to said side wall and the other contact blades extend normally thereto, said normally extending contact blades being aligned with the centers of said hook portions of said side wall and portions of said parallel extending contact blades extending in alignment with said channels between said hook portions, whereby control devices having a recess in their rear surface and employing contact jaws extending parallel to their longitudinal axis may engage the contact blades extending normally to said side wall and control devices having a tongue projecting therefrom and employing contact jaws extending normally to their longitudinal axis may engage the contact blades extending parallel to said side wall.

3. The panel bard of claim 1 wherein said side wall has an outwardly extending flange from which said hook portions project so as to form a shelf for seating the rear edges of the control devices.

4. The panel board of claim 3 wherein said hook portions are comprised of arms extending upwardly from said flange and fingers extending inwardly from said arms, said arms having an aperture therein adapted to receive one tongue of a control device having a pair of spaced apart tongues with the unapertured portion of the arm being disposed between the tongues to provide the means for retaining in said channels the control device of another width.

5. The panel board of claim 3 wherein said flange has a multiplicity of arms spaced apart along the length thereof to provide channels therebet-Ween with alternate arms having inwardly extending fingers to provide said hook portions.

6. The panel board of claim 5 wherein said fingers are of greater dimension in the direction of the side wall axis than their cooperating arms so as to extend partially over the channels adjacent thereto and to provide the means for retaining the tongues against vertical movement in said channels and thereby the control devices of another width.

7. The panel board of claim 2 wherein said conductor means includes contacts having a first blade portion extending parallel to said side wall and a second blade portion intersecting said first blade portion and extending normally to said side wall so as to permit mounting of both types of control devices thereon.

8. In an electrical circuit control device panel board for use with circuit control devices of two different widths where the larger width device has a recess in the rear surface thereof and the smaller width device has at least one tongue projecting rearwardly therefrom, the combination comprising:

(a) a base having a generally planar center portion and a pair of upstanding, parallel side walls each having outwardly projecting flanges and upstanding arms spaced apart along the length of said flanges to provide channels therebetween, at least alternate arms having inwardly projecting fingers to provide hook portions cooperating with said flange to :receive and retain therebetween a control device of the type having a recess in the rear surface thereof dimensioned to receive said fingers, said channels being adapted to receive tongues of control devices of the type having such tongues, said hook portions also providing means for retaining in said channels the control devices; and

(-b) conductor means above said center portion of said base including contacts each having a first upstanding contact blade extending parallel to said side walls and a second upstanding center blade extending normally to said side walls and normally to and intersecting said first contact blade, at least some of said contacts being aligned with their center blades in substantial alignment with the center of said fingers whereby a contact device of the first-mentioned type having contact jaws extending parallel to its longitudinal axis may clamp opposite surfaces of a center blade and whereby a control device of the second-mentioned type having contact jaws extending normal to its longitudinal axis may clamp opposite surfaces of a first contact blade.

9. The panel board of claim 8 wherein substantially all of said arms have apertures therein to receive tongues on control devices and inwardly extending fingers so as to receive one tongue of a control device having a pair of spaced-apart tongues on its rear surface with the unapertured portion of the arm being disposed between the tongues and thereby provide the means for retaining in said channels the control devices.

10. The panel board of claim 8 wherein only alternate arms have inwardly extending fingers and wherein said fingers are of greater dimension longitudinally of the side wall than said arms so as to overlap said channels and provide means for locking the tongues against vertical movement in said channels and thereby retaining in said channels the control devices.

11. An electrical control device panel board assembly including:

(a) a base having a generally planar center portion and at least one upstanding side wall thereon, said side wall having a multiplicity of spaced-apart, inwardly projecting hook portions at the upper end thereof providing channels therebetween;

('b) conductor means above said center portion of said base having upstanding contact blades spaced from said side wall in predetermined alignment and directional orientation with respect to said hook portions;

(c) a first electric circuit control device having a pair of contact jaws adjacent its front end engaged with one of said contact blades and a recess in its rear surface receiving one of said fingers so as to be retained in assembly; and

(d) a second electric circuit control device of another =width having a pair of contact jaws adjacent its front end engaged with another of said contact blades and a tongue on its rear surface projecting through one of said channels so as to be retained in assembly therein, said hook portions providing means engaging said second control device to retain it in said channel.

12. The assembly of claim 11 wherein said conductor means includes contacts having a first blade portion extending parallel to said side wall and a second blade portion extending normally to said first blade portion and said side wall and intersecting said first blade portion, said second blade portion being aligned substantially with the center of a cooperating hook portion and wherein said first control device has its contact jaws extending parallel to its longitudinal axis and in clamped electrical engagement with the opposite surfaces of a second blade portion aligned with its cooperating hook portion, said first blade portions extending into parallel alignment with a portion of said channels between said hook portions and wherein said second circuit control device has its contact jaws extending normally to its longitudinal axis and in clamped electrical engagement with opposite surfaces of one of said first blade portions.

13. The assembly of claim 11 wherein said side wall has an outwardly extending flange from which said hook portions project so as to form a shelf for seating the rear edges of the control devices.

14. The assembly of claim 13 wherein said hook portions are comprised of arms extending upwardly from References Cited said flange and fingers extending inwardly from said arms, said arms having apertures therein and unapertured UNITED STATES PATENTS strap portions at the sides thereof, and wherein said sec- 2,738,446 3/1956 Fleming 317-419 0nd electric circuit control device has a pair of tongues 5 3 309,580 3/1967 Jacobs et a1. spaced to the opposite sides thereof and providing a slot therebetween, one of said tongues being received in said 3333157 7/1967 Stokes 317 119 apertures in the arm and the other of said tongues being received in the adjacent channel between said hook por- LEWIS MYERS Prlma'y Examme" tions with the strap portion of the arm being received in 10 I. R. SCOTT, Assistant Examiner.

the slot between the tongues.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification361/635, 361/634
International ClassificationH02B1/015, H02B1/056
Cooperative ClassificationH02B1/056
European ClassificationH02B1/056