Accession Number : ADD016528

Title :   Power Terminal Protection Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 9 Oct 90, patented 5 Jul 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Yi, Yung K

Report Date : 05 Jul 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Metal oxide varistors are connected in parallel with grounded capacitors to load outlet terminals coupled to a power source through inductor coils forming a low pass filter with the capacitors to delay propagation of a voltage increasing transient pulse to the power source until ground shunting paths of low resistance are developed in the varistors. Electromagnetic shielding partitions the inductor from the capacitors and varistors within a power outlet box mounting the load outlet terminals to prevent interference with absorption of transient energy by the varistors during the delay in establishing the ground shunting paths.

Descriptors :   *METALS, *OXIDES, *POWER, *TERMINALS, *VARISTORS, *PATENTS, *PROTECTION, ABSORPTION, BOXES, CAPACITORS, COILS, DELAY, ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING, ENERGY, FILTERS, INDUCTORS, INTERFERENCE, LOW PASS FILTERS, PATHS, PROPAGATION, PULSES, RESISTANCE, SHIELDING, TRANSIENTS, VOLTAGE, LOADING(ELECTRONICS), ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE