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Fuse to circuit breaker adapter

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A circuit breaker adapter is disclosed for use in a fuse holder therein replacing a blade type fuse. The adapter includes a housing and a modified circuit breaker where pronged terminals are pivotally attached conductive articulable extensions. The housing is a contiguous block of material that receives the modified circuit breaker and gripping clips of the fuse holder. The housing has a center chute shaped section that holds the circuit breaker. In particular, the inside of the housing has a pair of accessible open cavities to receive the extensions similar to many fuses. The circuit breaker literally plugs into sockets on the housing, and the extensions are rotated outward into one of the accessible open cavities. The adapter may be placed into the fuse holder.

Inventors: 
Lechner, Kevin Phillippe
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Electronics and Energy
FIle Date: 
2013-12-03
Grant Date: 
2016-03-22
Grant time: 
840 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
15
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY