Accession Number : ADD017454

Title :   Voltage Surge Suppression Power Circuits.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 18 Sep 92, patented 7 Feb 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stahl, George J

Report Date : 07 Feb 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The utilization of clusters of two or more metal oxide varistors (MOVs) connected in parallel for suppressing surges and transients. Particular embodiments are disclosed for both grounded and ungrounded power systems. Also disclosed are two-stage and multi-stage uni-directional and bi-directional suppressors. Uni-directional means that the suppressor is intended to be placed between a source and a load for the purpose-of preventing voltage surges and transients from being propagated from the source into the load. (AN)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SUPPRESSORS, *VARISTORS, VOLTAGE, METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTORS, PEAK POWER, CLUSTERING, POWER SUPPLIES, SURGES, BREAKDOWN(ELECTRONIC THRESHOLD), CAPACITORS, ELECTRICAL LOADS, SWITCHING CIRCUITS, INDUCTORS, VOLTAGE DIVIDERS, ELECTRICAL GROUNDING

Subject Categories : Fluidics and Fluerics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE