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Title:
ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT-BREAKER FOR A LOAD THAT CAN BE CONNECTED TO A LOW VOLTAGE DC-VOLTAGE NETWORK
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/149649
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The invention relates to an electronic circuit-breaker for a load (RL) that can be connected to a low-voltage dc-voltage network, the circuit-breaker consisting of assemblies provided between input terminals and the load and said assemblies comprising a voltage monitoring unit (TVS1, R1), a current monitoring unit (Shunt, OPV), semiconductor switch units (MOSFET) and controllers (uC) associated therewith. According to the invention, a series circuit consisting of a TVS diode (TVS1) and a resistor (R1) is connected to the input terminals, the resistor having a connection to a first connector (1) of a microcontroller (uC) and the resultant voltage drop at the resistor providing the microcontroller with an overvoltage identification signal if a breakdown voltage is reached at the TVS diode as a result of an overvoltage. A second connector (2) of the microcontroller has a connection to a first semiconductor switch unit (MOSFET), the first semiconductor switch unit being in series, as an elongate switch, with the load (RL), and the microcontroller disabling the switch in the event of an overvoltage detection signal. A shunt acting as a current monitoring unit is in series with the load, the voltage drop at the shunt being analysed by the microcontroller via a third connector (3) and if an overcurrent which exceeds a threshold value is identified, the load is switched off by means of the first semiconductor switch unit. In addition, a MOS-gated thyristor (MGT) is connected between the input terminals, the control input of said thyristor having a connection to a fourth connector (4) of the microcontroller, such that the MOS-gated thyristor can be activated in the event of an overvoltage identification signal.

Inventors:
BÖHM THOMAS (DE)
SCHORK FRANZ (DE)
Application Number:
EP2018/052456
Publication Date:
October 18, 2018
Filing Date:
February 01, 2018
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Assignee:
DEHN & SOEHNE (DE)
International Classes:
H02H3/087; H02H3/20; H02H3/38; H02H9/04
Domestic Patent References:
WO2017021013A12017-02-09
Foreign References:
US9401593B22016-07-26
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EP3104483A12016-12-14
US20160149403A12016-05-26
EP0686953A11995-12-13
DE10358694A12005-07-07
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MEISSNER BOLTE PATENTANWÄLTE RECHTSANWÄLTE PARTNERSCHAFT MBB (DE)
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