Multi-direction input device

Application Number: 00103040
Application Date: 2000.02.22
Publication Number: 1264910
Publication Date: 2000.08.30
Priority Information: 1999/2/23 JP 044990/1999
International: H01H25/04
Applicant(s) Name: Alps Eletric Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Ishikawa Shinji
Patent Agency Code: 72002
Patent Agent: cheng wei
Abstract In a multi-directional input device of this invention, a distance is given between a lid body or an upper member and a movable contact plate by interposing a spacer member 33b between the lid body 27 and the movable contact plate 31, and the movable contact plate 31 is kept apart from a fixed contact 30, thereby bringing a tilt-type switch S2 to a normally opened state. When an operating shaft 34 is operated, if it is operated in a somewhat inclined manner as is often the case, the movable contact plate 31 does not come to make contact with the fixed contact 30 because of the existence of the spacer member 33b, therefore the tilt-type switch S2 maintains the opened state and can perform sure and stable operation.