Patent Number: 6,801,116

Title: Overload protector with hermetically sealing structure

Abstract: Disclosed is an overload protector with a hermetically sealed structure, the overload protector comprising a housing that has an outer peripheral flange and an external connecting terminal and that accommodates a bimetal element having a movable contact and a fixed contact; a conducting plate that is installed to an upper portion of the housing and that has an external connecting terminal and a contact connected to the movable contact of the bimetal element; and an insulating gasket disposed between the housing and the conducting plate, grooves or ribs being formed on the entire flange, and ribs or grooves being formed on a portion of the conducting plate corresponding to the grooves or ribs formed on the flange in such a way that the ribs or grooves of the conducting plate are engaged with the groves or ribs of the flange.

Inventors: Oh; Yong Kyun (Chungcheongbuk-Do, KR), Chung; Yeon Keun (Chungcheongbuk-Do, KR), Kim; Young Koo (Chungcheongbuk-Do, KR)

Assignee: Texas Instruments Korea Limited

International Classification: H01H 37/52 (20060101); H01H 37/00 (20060101); H01H 37/04 (20060101); H01H 81/02 (20060101); H01H 81/00 (20060101); H01H 9/04 (20060101); H01H 037/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/05/2012