Accession Number : AD0163603

Title :   Circuit Protecting, Gas-Tube, Discharge Interrupter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schneider,Sol ; Taylor,George W.

Report Date : 10 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to energy control and particularly to energy control in the form of isolation and protection for multiple, amplifier circuits operating from a common power source. More particularly, this disclosure is of the use of gas tubes as switches for isolating and protecting individual pulse-amplifier circuits or units of a multiple-unit system having a common power supply. This disclosure teaches the connection of a gas tube controlled by a magnetic field to each of the circuits to switch it off when the circuit faults or short circuits and to switch the circuit back on when the fault clears itself. This avoids draining the main capacitor bank through the short-circuit, which could damage the individual circuit and interfere with the operation of other circuits using the same, common, power supply.

Descriptors :   (*SWITCHING CIRCUITS, *DISCHARGE TUBES), (*PATENTS, SWITCHING CIRCUITS), POWER SUPPLIES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, PULSE AMPLIFIERS, ELECTRIC SWITCHES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE