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Title:
VEHICLE ELECTRICAL PROTECTION DEVICE AND SYSTEM EMPLOYING SAME
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2005053993
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An electrical protection device is provided. The device can be removably attached to or mounted inside of a power source, such as a vehicle, e.g., automobile, battery and can employ a replaceable fuse element. The device includes an overcurrent protection element, such as a fuse element, and provides any one or more of the following types of electrical protection: (i) overcurrent protection; (ii) accident or catastrophic event power cutout protection; and (iii) load dump protection. The system is configurable to protect certain vehicle electrical components from an overcurrent and allow others to operate independent of the overcurrent protection. Systems and methods employing the protection device are also illustrated and discussed.

Inventors:
BROWN WILLIAM P
HARRIS EDWIN JAMES
RIBORDY JEFFREY JOHN
Application Number:
US2004039519W
Publication Date:
September 15, 2005
Filing Date:
November 24, 2004
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
LITTELFUSE INC (US)
International Classes:
B60R16/02; B60R16/023; H01F17/02; H01H85/044; H01H85/30; H02H5/04; H02H7/06; H02J7/00; H01F27/28; H01F27/40; H01F37/00; (IPC1-7): B60R16/02; H01H85/30; H02H7/06
Foreign References:
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Other References:
HERING ET AL: "Physik für Ingenieure", 1992, VDI VERLAG, 1992, XP002321940
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