Accession Number : ADD009016

Title :   Transient Protection Device Current Interrupter.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schukantz,James H , Jr

Report Date : 26 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A current interrupter for a transient protective device (TPD) is disclosed which senses the heat rise in the TPD which occurs when the TPD is in the 'ON' state. A thermostatic switch is connected electrically in series with the TPD and is in thermal contact with the TPD. When the temperature of the TPD rises to a predetermined level, the thermostatic switch is actuated to interrupt the current flow through the TPD that could otherwise damage it. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Protective equipment, *Circuit breakers, *Thermostats, *Glow discharges, Electronic equipment, Power equipment, Switches, Thermal properties, Transients

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE