Debris resistant foot pedal switch assembly

  • US 5,319,996 A
  • Filed: 08/13/1993
  • Issued: 06/14/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/13/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A foot pedal switch assembly comprising:

  • a switching mechanism;

    a panel having an opening extending therethrough in which said switching mechanism is disposed, wherein the switching mechanism is accessible through the opening;

    an upstanding rigid debris fence fixedly attached to and rising from the panel and surrounding the opening on at least three sides for fending loose debris from said opening;

    a pedal movably mounted on the panel and disposed over the switching mechanism so that the pedal selectively actuates and de-actuates the switching mechanism; and

    a cap attached to and extending downwardly from the bottom of the pedal and positioned to telescopically interfit with the debris fence.

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