KR20010010599A - horizontal gauge for a refrigerator - Google Patents

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KR20010010599A
KR20010010599A KR1019990029587A KR19990029587A KR20010010599A KR 20010010599 A KR20010010599 A KR 20010010599A KR 1019990029587 A KR1019990029587 A KR 1019990029587A KR 19990029587 A KR19990029587 A KR 19990029587A KR 20010010599 A KR20010010599 A KR 20010010599A
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대우전자 주식회사
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS
    • F25D23/00General constructional features
    • F25D23/06Walls
    • F25D23/065Details
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
    • F25DREFRIGERATORS; COLD ROOMS; ICE-BOXES; COOLING OR FREEZING APPARATUS NOT COVERED BY ANY OTHER SUBCLASS
    • F25D2400/00General features of, or devices for refrigerators, cold rooms, ice-boxes, or for cooling or freezing apparatus not covered by any other subclass
    • F25D2400/18Aesthetic features

Abstract

The present invention relates to a horizontal gauge indicating a horizontal state of an electronic product such as a refrigerator. The present invention relates to a horizontal detector which detects a horizontal state of a product through an electrochemical reaction of an electrode according to a bubble movement, and an electricity generated from the horizontal detector. The present invention includes a horizontal display unit for displaying a horizontal state through the present invention. The present invention provides accurate and immediate inclination of a product by displaying a horizontal state of a product through electrochemical reaction of an electrode according to the movement of a horizontal bubble. It will be possible to adjust the horizontal state of the product accurately.

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Horizontal gauge for a refrigerator

The present invention relates to a horizontal gauge displaying a horizontal state of an electronic product such as a refrigerator. More particularly, the present invention relates to a product such as a refrigerator by displaying the horizontal state of the refrigerator through electrochemical reaction of electrodes according to the movement of the refrigerator horizontal bubble. It relates to a horizontal gauge of a refrigerator that allows the user to automatically display the inclined state when the product is inclined by constantly checking the horizontal state of the electronic product in which the horizontal installation has a great influence on the lifespan or performance.

Generally, products used in industry are large and heavy. Most of these devices and devices are installed and used in various industrial facilities, and most of them create an environment or conditions suitable for installation before installation. Therefore, once installed, they can be used for a long time without causing any problems caused by the installation.

However, among the various products used at home, especially bulky and heavy products are installed in the user's house, so they are installed and used in the proper use position without creating an installation environment. In this case, if the initial location is fortunately inside a normally constructed house, there is no problem, but if it is inside an old house, a temporary house or an abnormally built house, great care must be taken in installing the product.

In other words, for large-weight products used for home use, such as refrigerators, if the floor of the installation space of the house is inclined, installing the product horizontally at the time of initial installation may have a longevity. This is an important factor in determining performance.

However, in this case, the product is not easy to handle because of the heavy weight and bulky product, so it is very easy to install the product on the inclined floor accurately without the help of a professional. not. In addition, even if the product is correctly installed with the help of an expert at the time of initial purchase, if the user wants to change the installation position of the product due to some circumstances, it is not easy for the user to install the product while keeping the level again.

As a result, long-term use of a large weight product in a slanted state may reduce the lifespan of the product and cause a problem of remarkably deteriorating the inherent performance of the product. For example, in the case of a washing machine, whether a dehydration tank is installed horizontally In the case of the refrigerator, the life of the compressor is affected by horizontality, and in the case of the refrigerator, the weight of the piano wire varies according to the horizontal, thereby affecting performance.

In order to solve this problem, in the case of the refrigerator 101 shown in FIG. 1, for example, as a conventional Korean Utility Model Registration Application No. 88-7756, a horizontal gauge 103 is attached to an upper surface of the refrigerator 101 by Some allow users to inspect the product installation level at all times.

The horizontal gauge 103 is attached to the horizontal position of the product to be attached, such as the refrigerator 101, or is inserted and formed by forming the insertion groove 105 as shown in Figure 2, a container made of a semi-spherical transparent material 107 and the liquid 109 filled in the container 107.

Therefore, when the refrigerator 101 to be attached is installed in an inclined state, the surface of the container 107 and the liquid 109 of the horizontal gauge 103 is inclined so that the user can determine whether the product is inclined.

However, in the conventional horizontal gauge 103 as described above, the user visually sees that the liquid 107 inside the container 107 is still inclined relative to the container 107 when the refrigerator 101 or the like is inclined. There is a problem that can not be accurately judged.

In addition, the conventional horizontal gauge 103 is mounted on the upper surface of the refrigerator 101, so when the refrigerator 101 is larger than the user, it is very cumbersome to check whether it is horizontal, and when the lighting of the installed place is not enough, the horizontal gauge There is also a problem that is very difficult to check the inclination state of the product through (103).

Accordingly, the present invention was devised to solve the problems of the conventional horizontal gauge as described above. The goal is to provide a horizontal gauge that allows the user to recognize it accurately and immediately.

1 is a perspective view of a refrigerator having a conventional horizontal gauge.

2 is a horizontal gauge side view shown in FIG.

3 is a perspective view of a refrigerator with a horizontal gauge according to an embodiment of the present invention.

4 is a plan view showing a horizontal gauge shown in FIG.

5 is a side cross-sectional view of the horizontal gauge shown in FIG.

Figure 6 shows a detailed structure of the horizontal gauge shown in Figure 4, Figure 6a is a state in which the horizontal gauge is placed horizontally. Figure 6b is a state in which the horizontal gauge is placed obliquely.

Explanation of symbols on the main parts of the drawings

2: Door 3: Insertion Groove

10: horizontal gauge 11: rotating plate

12: hinge pin 13: horizontal detection unit

14 container 15 electrolyte solution

16 bubble 17 bipolar plate

18: negative electrode plate 19: conductor circuit

20: horizontal display portion 21: light emitting diode

The present invention for achieving the above object is a horizontal detection unit for detecting the horizontal state of the product through the electrochemical reaction of the electrode according to the movement of the bubble, and a horizontal display unit for displaying the horizontal state through the electricity generated from the horizontal detection unit There is a feature to provide a horizontal gauge comprising a.

In addition, the horizontal detection unit is a hemispherical container attached to a position requiring horizontal maintenance, the electrolyte filled in the container in a closed state to form a bubble at the top of the container in a horizontal state, the container so as to face radially toward the center of the container It is attached to the bottom of the spherical inner peripheral surface of the bubble is characterized in that it comprises a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate to generate a horizontal display by generating an electrochemical reaction through the electrolyte when located at the top.

The horizontal display unit includes a light emitting diode connected to the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate in a conductive circuit.

Hereinafter, an embodiment in which the horizontal gage of the present invention is applied to a refrigerator, which is the product having the highest weight among general household electronic products, will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

3, 4 and 5 show the refrigerator horizontal gauge 10 according to an embodiment of the present invention, the horizontal state of the refrigerator 1 is detected through the electrochemical reaction of the electrode according to the movement of the bubble 16 The horizontal detection unit 13 and the horizontal display unit 20 which displays a horizontal state through electricity generated from the horizontal detection unit 13 are installed in the refrigerator door 2.

In other words, the horizontal detection unit 13 and the horizontal display unit 20 are rotatably installed on the door 2 of the refrigerator 1 in a horizontal direction through the rotating plate 11. That is, the insertion groove 3 is formed horizontally from the top to the upper end of the refrigerator 1, and the insertion groove 3 has a card shape, and the horizontal detection unit 13 and the horizontal display unit 20 are attached to the upper surface. The rotating plate 11 is rotatably installed through the hinge pin 12.

6A and 6B, the horizontal detection unit 13 has a hemispherical container 14 having a space therein, which is attached to the upper surface of the rotating plate 11, and the inside of the container 14. The electrolyte solution 15 is formed of a salt solution to form a bubble 16 at the top of the container 14 in a horizontal state in a closed state, the lower end of the spherical inner peripheral surface of the container 14 toward the center of the container 14 The positive electrode plate 17 and the negative electrode plate 18, which face in the radial direction, are attached to form a primary battery.

That is, the positive electrode plate 17 is made of a copper (Cu) plate, the negative electrode plate 18 is made of a zinc (Zn) plate, so that when the bubble 16 in the container 14 is positioned at the top, that is, the refrigerator 1 is When placed in a horizontal state, they are connected to each other by the electrolyte solution 15 in the container 14 to generate current through an electrochemical reaction.

The horizontal display unit 20 includes a light emitting diode 21 connected to the positive electrode plate 17 and the negative electrode plate 18 to the conductive circuit circuit 19 so that the current from the positive electrode plate 17 is reduced. When it flows to the negative electrode plate 18 while passing through the resistor 22, it emits light. The resistor 22 adjusts the amount of current generated from the horizontal detector 13. On the other hand, the light emitting diodes 21 may be replaced by a buzzer or the like acting as an alarm.

According to the refrigerator horizontal gauge 10 according to the embodiment of the present invention configured as described above, it is possible to check whether the inclination of the refrigerator 1 more accurately, quickly and easily as follows.

First, as illustrated in FIGS. 3 and 4, the hinge pin 12 is positioned so that the horizontal detection unit 13 and the horizontal display unit 20 are identified by the rotating plate 11 positioned in the insertion groove 3 of the refrigerator door 2. Rotate around to extrude.

At this time, when the refrigerator 1 is in a horizontal state, as shown in FIG. 6A, the electrolyte solution 15 in the container 14 is also maintained horizontally with respect to the container 14, so that the bubble 16 is filled in the container 14. ) Is located in the center of the top. Accordingly, the electrolyte solution 15 is in contact with the positive electrode plate 17 and the negative electrode plate 18 located at the lower ends of both sides of the container 14, and the positive electrode plate 17 and the negative electrode plate 18 at this time cause an electrochemical reaction. Will generate a current.

Accordingly, the light emitting diodes 21 connected to the positive electrode plate 17 and the negative electrode plate 18 by the conductive circuits 19 emit light, thereby accurately and easily informing the user of the horizontal state of the refrigerator 1.

On the other hand, when the refrigerator 1 is inclined by θ ° angle in a horizontal state, as shown in FIG. 6B, the electrolyte solution 15 in the container 14 is relative to the container 14 by gravity. Since the position of the bubble 16 is inclined to move toward the inclined opposite side of the container 14, the bubble 16 separates the electrolyte solution 15 from the positive electrode plate 17 and the negative electrode plate 18. The positive electrode plate 17 and the negative electrode plate 18 do not cause an electrochemical reaction as the electrolyte solution 15 is separated.

In this state, since the current does not flow in the conductive circuit 19, the light emitting diode 21 does not emit light. Therefore, the user can check the state in which the light emitting diodes 21 are not lit, and adjust the inclination of the refrigerator 1 until the light emitting diodes 21 are lit so that the level can be accurately aligned.

As described above, when the horizontal check of the refrigerator 1 is completed, the rotating plate 11 is pivotally inserted into the insertion groove 3 of the refrigerator door 2 to store the rotating plate 11.

As described above, the present invention has a large volume of products that are applied to various industrial facilities, in particular, household products that must be handled by the user, so that it is difficult to level and handles such as moving or installing very much. It is demanding, and because of the long life of the product due to the characteristics of the product, it is possible to detect the inclination of the product promptly and accurately through the luminous signal in the large-scale home appliances where the horizontal state of installation greatly affects the life or performance of the product. It can be confirmed to the user so that the installation work of the product is not only convenient, but also to check the stability of the installation state from time to time to extend the life of the product, it is possible to prevent the performance degradation due to the inclination.

In addition, the present invention by installing the rotating plate attached to the horizontal detection unit and the horizontal display to be rotatable on the door of the product, even if the height of the product, regardless of the height of the user can easily check the horizontal state of the product as well as the horizontal After checking, the rotating plate is pivotally inserted into the insertion groove of the refrigerator door, thereby providing a beautiful appearance.

While the invention has been shown and described with respect to particular embodiments, those skilled in the art will recognize that various modifications and changes can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as indicated by the appended claims. Anyone can easily know.

Claims (3)

  1. Hemispherical vessel 14 attached to a position where horizontal maintenance is required to detect the horizontal state of the product 1 through the electrochemical reaction of the electrode according to the movement of the bubble 16, the container 14 in a closed state An electrolyte 15 filling and forming bubbles 16 at the top of the container 14 in a horizontal state, attached to the bottom of the spherical inner peripheral surface of the container 14 so as to face radially toward the center of the container 14. When the bubble 16 is located at the top of the horizontal detection unit 13 consisting of a positive electrode plate 17 and a negative electrode plate 18 to generate an electrochemical reaction through the electrolyte solution 15 to the horizontal display unit 20 And a horizontal display unit (20) for displaying a horizontal state through electricity generated from the horizontal detection unit (13).
  2. The horizontal gauge according to claim 1, wherein the horizontal display portion (20) includes a light emitting diode (21) connected to the positive electrode plate (17) and the negative electrode plate (18) so as to be conductive.
  3. According to claim 1 or 2, wherein the horizontal detection unit 13 and the horizontal display unit 20 is installed to be rotatable in the horizontal direction on the door 2 of the product 1 via the rotating plate (11). Characteristic horizontal gauge.
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