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Power supply with detection and notification of exceeded design limits

A system to detect application conditions exceeding selv design limitations and to subsequently warn or take action. A pulse detector is coupled to the switching pole of an output fet of a selv power supply through an optocoupler and tracks when the fet is commutated off to block conduction. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Multi-winding ground fault sensor

A single current transformer arc fault/ground fault sensing circuit utilizes a sense coil and an injection coil from the line conductor placed concentrically and overlapping on a common core. The injection coil is operated by an in-line switch to allow current flow into the injection winding to influence the sense coil. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Method to utilize multiple configuration software for df/cafi breakers

An dual function/combination arc fault interrupter (df/cafi) circuit breaker or other circuit interrupting device is equipped to select from multiple load profiles for use with an on-board arc fault detection algorithm. The df/cafi breaker is provided with a selector mechanism to switch between the multiple profiles in the different look up tables preloaded in the breaker firmware. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Cost reduced synchronized-switching contactor

A simple, economically efficient, synchronized switching system for control of a three phase motor contactor utilizes only voltage monitoring to determine zero crossings and knowledge of the sinusoidal power waveforms and operational delay period of the contactor, to synchronize operation of the contacts at low power. The phases can be serially utilized for zero crossing detection upon close or open commands, so as to spread the wear over each set of contacts. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Interior comfort hvac user-feedback control system and apparatus

The interior comfort hvac user-feedback control system and apparatus transforms qualitative feedback received from a user/occupant into a “comfort map,” or modifications thereto, a comfort map being defined at least in part by one or more comfort event windows. The comfort map data is used to determine a temperature setpoint sequence that avoids regions of the map corresponding to known and/or predicted regions of user discomfort.. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Evse inadequate upstream wiring protection method

An evse is equipped with voltage and current monitors to monitor v and i values over the time of charging. Normal v & i charging values for ev charging have been previously established and plotted as a threshold curve. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Mcc closed door operation (cdo) push button interlock mechanism

A closed door operation racking device is provided for racking a circuit breaker to and from a power bus from outside of a housing of a motor control center unit. The racking device includes a racking operator assembly and a push-button interlock assembly. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Method for accurately determining power usage in a two phase circuit having both two phase and single phase loads

The present invention provides a method for accurately determining the power usage on an unbalanced two phase electrical circuit having both two phase and single phase loads using a single current transformer (ct). The method includes a learning algorithm stored in a memory of a monitoring device, the algorithm configured to be implemented by a processor. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Weld resistant contactor

In an electromagnetically controlled actuator of an electrical contactor, switching is done by the actuator with a set of fixed contacts and a set of movable contacts. The movable contacts are carried on a movable contact carrier. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Evse energy management system retrofit coupling

An adapter which can be retrofit onto the downstream end of a standard electric vehicle supply equipment connector is used to control power consumption of an electric vehicle charging facility by intercepting the control pilot signal going to the electric vehicle and issuing a new control pilot signal to the electric vehicle which is particularly tailored for the present use, requirements and limitations of the delivery system capability. The adapter has wireless communication capability, requires no wiring to and from the electric vehicle supply equipment, is independent of any proprietary designs of the electric vehicle supply equipment and adds no constraints or requirements to the electric vehicle supply equipment.. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Busway vertical spring hanger

The present invention provides for a calculation and pre-setting of even spring compression among the spring hangers of a vertical busway riser, by use of rigid elements in the hanger with the ability to retain the spring compression during construction of the busway, and the ability to release and load the spring hangers only after construction of the riser is completed.. . ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Method of determining pump fill and adjusting speed of a rod pumping system

A method and system for determining the pump fillage of a sucker rod pumping system using torque feedback when pumping wellbore fluids from the particular well on which the sucker rod pumping system is installed. During the pump stroke, a microprocessor samples torque of the pump's mechanical system at an associated horsehead position at regular intervals and once the stroke is completed the raw torque samples and associated horsehead positions are placed in an array, the array of raw torque samples and horsehead positions can be filtered by the microprocessor into a second filtered array and then converted by the microprocessor into a rotatum array (derivative of torque with respect to time) of one or both of the raw or filtered arrays and stored as a rotatum array. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Adapter assembly for mounting a display

An adapter assembly is used to secure a base unit and a display unit to a panel, with the base unit including a housing, the panel including an opening formed in the panel, and the display unit including a body. The adapter assembly includes an adapter disposed between the base unit and the panel. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

Energy management system and method

A method for energy management include steps of collecting data during a period of time, identifying data clusters within the data, categorizing the data clusters in the period of time, analyzing the data clusters, and assigning a classification to the period of time. Real time data can be compared to scheduled performance. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285114

Method and system for analyzing waveforms in power systems

A method and system for analyzing waveform capture data is provided. In one aspect, the method comprises receiving, by a controller from an intelligent electronic device, waveform capture data indicative of an electrical event, extracting, from the waveform capture data, electrical event data, extracting, from memory associated with the controller, additional data, classifying the waveform capture data into a category of a plurality of categories using the electrical event data, comparing the electrical event data and the additional data to stored data, diagnosing the electrical event and a cause of the electrical event based on the comparison and providing an indication of the cause of the electrical event.. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270414

Method for inferring downtime from power quality data

A method comprises detecting a power quality event, determining if one or more power outages occurs in a defined time period extending from a beginning of the power quality event to an end of the power quality event, and if one or more power outages occurs in the defined time period, then performing an analysis, where performing the analysis comprises determining if the one or more power outages is associated with the power quality event. The method may also comprise outputting the information regarding the analysis to a display device.. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255244

Systems and methods for operating a virtual power environment

A computer system for hosting a virtual power system environment includes a plurality of virtual devices, wherein at least one of the plurality of virtual devices is configured to simulate the function of at least one physical device in a power system, a virtual device manager configured to perform at least one operation on the plurality of virtual devices, a virtual power monitor configured to control a function of the plurality of virtual devices, a simulation engine configured to simulate a performance of the plurality of virtual devices according to conditions detected on the power system, and a configuration generator configured to generate a configuration for a physical power monitor according to a configuration of the virtual power monitor.. . ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249731

Monitoring system based on image analysis of photos

A method of monitoring equipment data of a piece of equipment includes extracting data specifications from a first image, the first image including data specification information for the piece of equipment, and storing the data specifications. The method further includes extracting measurement data from at least one second image, the at least one second image including measurement information for the piece of equipment. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237239

Passive arc control with sequestered phases in a vertical bus system of a motor control center

A passive arc control system for a motor control center 60 includes an arc attenuating box having sides separating adjacent vertical bus bar phases 54, providing a physical barrier to arc flash energy. The box is open at its top and bottom forming a chimney 55. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206292

System and methods for optimizing distribution network designs in real-time

A system and methods for optimizing distribution network designs are disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed system detects placement of a component in a network design. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195188

System and methods for creating a geospatial network model in a client environment

System and methods for creating a geospatial network model in a client environment are disclosed. The system residing on a client device receives geographic information system (gis) data for a distribution network, which includes spatial information and non-spatial information (e.g., attributes) relating to features in the distribution network, from a remote gis database. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195187

System and method for validating network configuration changes in a client environment

System and method for validating distribution network configuration changes in a client environment are disclosed. The system residing on a client device detects network configuration changes made by a user. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193029

System and methods for syncing and merging network changes to a distribution network

System and method for syncing and merging network changes to a distribution network are disclosed. In some embodiments, network changes made to a network outside of a geographic information system (gis) can be synced to the gis so that the gis remains an enterprise's primary repository for network information. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

06/29/17 / #20170187728

System and method for evaluation and response to cyber security exposure in an embedded control device

A system and method for evaluating and altering, if necessary, the potential for a cyber security attack on an individual embedded device located on a local network assumed to be protected from outside cyber threats. In a first level of potential exposure the system attempts to send an outgoing message to a known ip address on a network outside the local network. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184458

Current transformer with enhanced temperature measurement functions

The present invention provides a method of using a current transformer for a temperature sensing device. The method determines the temperature of the current transformer's secondary winding by injecting a dc current into the secondary winding, measuring a voltage across the secondary winding, calculating the resistance of the secondary winding from the voltage induced into the secondary winding by the injected dc current and determining the secondary winding temperature by calculations or a comparison with verified resistance/temperature combinations.. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180007

Fast device replacement system

A system and method for fast device replacement (fdr), where direct replacement of an electronic and/or control device is required with minimum downtime. The electronic or control device to be replaced includes a near field communication (nfc) reader/writer and is located at a specific physical location within the equipment. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

06/15/17 / #20170170638

Frame assembly for a front mounted primary bus connector and method of construction

A front-accessible bus-connection mounting frame assembly in a draw out switchgear cabinet is fastened to the back wall of the breaker cabinet. The frame assembly provides for insertion and bayonet mounting of a primary bus connector's cylindrical conductor onto the mounting frame. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169979

Retrofit cafi/gfi remote control module

A retrofit cafi/gfi remote control module may provide dual function protection for simple thermal-magnetic circuit breakers in a residential load center with arc fault and ground fault protection. The module provides line sensors and electronic processing to detect ground faults or arc faults, or both, and operates a bistable relay between the branch breaker and the load to open the circuit, which can then be remotely or manually reset.. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

06/15/17 / #20170168656

Visual classification of events

A system comprises a central processing unit configured to receive, from at least one component monitor, a first set of readings for a component of a power system; provide the first set of readings to be displayed as a graph on a user interface; receive, from the user interface, a user selection of a portion of the first set of readings, and at least one user classification of the portion of the first set of readings; determine at least one characteristic of the portion of the first set of readings; detect the at least one characteristic in a second set of readings; and apply the user classification to the second set of readings.. . ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

04/20/17 / #20170110858

Integrated connector for backplane of a draw out breaker chassis

A power connector (100) is provided for connecting a drawout circuit breaker to a conductive bus bar. The power connector (100) is formed as a unitary body having a first end and a second end opposite the first end. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

04/20/17 / #20170110856

Panelboard breaker compartment with disconnect features

A circuit breaker may be plugged into a breaker compartment in a panelboard without making a connection to a power bus of the panel board. A tool may be inserted into the breaker compartment to operate movable contacts that connect, or disconnect, the circuit breaker from the power bus without de-energizing the power line network. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109589

Visual monitoring system for a load center

According to one aspect, embodiments herein provide a visual monitoring system for a load panel comprising a first camera having a field of view and configured to be mounted on a surface of the load panel at a first camera position such that a first electrical component of the load panel is in the field of view of the first camera and to generate image based information corresponding to the first electrical component, and a server in communication with the first camera and configured to receive the image based information corresponding to the first electrical component from the first camera and to provide the image based information from the first camera to a user via a user interface.. . ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

04/13/17 / #20170105299

Live load indicator with door interlock

A monitoring system is provided for monitoring a status of current supply through a current supply conductor 5 in an electrical housing 1. A current transformer 13 and a monitoring circuit 15 monitor the conductor 5 in the housing 1. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103861

Trip indication using adjacent circuit breakers

An indicator system for an electronic miniature circuit breaker that has tripped and therefore has no power to provide its own trip indication comprises a breaker in a tripping state and an adjacent breaker in a nontripping state, both with aligned indicator light tubes and data transmission lines or light pipes. The tripped, or tripping, breaker sends a notice of trip data signal before its contacts open and its power goes out, or does so on reserve power. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103858

Knife blade switch contact with high resistance portion

The invention disclosed is a knife blade switch 2 having copper jaws 10 and a copper blade 4 with a steel end-plate 6 fastened to the free end of the blade, the steel end-plate having a higher resistivity than the resistivity of the copper blade and copper jaws. As the copper blade is withdrawn from the copper jaws, the steel end-plate of the blade remains in contact with a higher resistivity steel jaw-spring mounted on and electrically connected to the copper jaws. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103626

Communicating circuit breaker architecture with automatic load center position identification

A communicating circuit breaker architecture with automatic load center position identification links circuit breakers having electronics for reporting a self-status signal including operating data and a position identifier. Each breaker has light pipes with optical ports at its sides for communicating with its neighbors and preferably a mechanically operated optical shunt providing an optical path through the breaker in the event of a trip. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098924

Water resistant arc resistant outdoor switchgear air vent

An arc resistant air vent for a switch gear cabinet comprises a plenum stacked with spaced corrugated plates, the plates being perforated by slots at the corrugation turning points. Air and water can enter through a front grille of the vent. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098520

Magnetic position indicator for minature circuit breaker handle

The status monitoring system for a circuit breaker (100) includes a movable handle (110) with a magnet (112), a magnetic sensor (140) and a processor (150). The magnet is movable with the handle. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070842

Dynamic adaptable environment resource management controller apparatuses, methods and systems

The dynamic adaptable environment resource management controller apparatuses, methods and systems (“daermc”) transforms various user, component and environment inputs into responsive environment outputs. In some implementations, the daermc allows users to manage a plurality of locations via mobile electronic devices (e.g., electronic mobile devices, resource management devices, and/or the like), and may be able to integrate and provide a plurality of information from said devices, including location data, current and projected weather data, current and future resource usage data, messages and/or like notifications, resource usage schedules, resource usage reports, resource usage settings, overrides, and/or the like.. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

03/02/17 / #20170063051

Snap on fingersafe system for panelboards

A touch safe system is provided for an electrical panel, such as a panel board or residential load center. The system includes a phase barrier to isolate branch connectors along a center portion of the electrical panel, a top central cover that snaps onto the phase barrier and two side bus covers. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061444

Analysis engine that correlates business operations with facility energy use

An energy analysis engine is configured to receive data from information technology (it) systems of the facility related to the one or more of input energy use, energy driver, and/or control parameters for equipment at the facility find correlations between the input parameters of energy use, energy drivers, and control parameters of the equipment and develop one or more energy models predicting energy use of the equipment based on the energy drivers and control parameters, compare the data received from the it systems to the one or more models to determine if an energy system anomaly has occurred, and output control signals to control operation of the equipment responsive to a determination that an energy system anomaly has occurred.. . ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053765

Minature circuit breaker color-coded state indicator

The invention disclosed is a circuit breaker 2, comprising a case 3 that houses circuit breaker components 16, 20, 22. The case has a handle opening 7 for an operating handle 4 to project through the handle opening. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051848

Device for attaching a sensor to a lug

A device for attaching a sensor to a lug has an inert resilient plastic frame which encircles the top surface of a lug and is held in place by snaps which engage the cable bore of the lug. A resilient retainer for holding a sensor extends from the frame.. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

02/16/17 / #20170047869

Induction motor long start protection

Method and system for protecting induction motors from stalled start conditions provide a motor overload protection device that includes a stalled start detector capable of differentiating long start from stalled start conditions. This helps the motor overload protection device identify a stalled start condition right away and trip immediately rather than allowing the motor to continue drawing locked rotor current for the duration of the startup interval. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038414

Capacitive voltage sensor for medium voltage metering

Two cylindrical capacitors of different values are created in series within a single dielectric resin body to form a capacitive voltage divider for a medium voltage sensor. By eliminating temperature variance both capacitors' permittivity is the same, and consistent measurements may be achieved. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170033523

Hybrid neutral plug on bar with distributed pitch

A neutral bus bar 150 is provided for an electrical distribution apparatus, such as an electrical panel 100. The neutral bus bar includes an elongated body 152 that includes a plurality of wire connectors 154 and plug-on neutral landing sections 156 distributed along a length of the body. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

01/26/17 / #20170025830

Hybrid plug-on/pigtail neutral bar

A neutral bus bar for an electrical distribution apparatus. The neutral bus bar includes an elongated body that has a rail and a plurality of wire connectors arranged. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

01/19/17 / #20170018911

Doorless modular panelboard

A panelboard is composed of modular units. Each unit has compartments for circuit breakers, side walls, and wiring gutters. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

01/19/17 / #20170018910

One axis shutter with a pin-based bus system for miniature circuit breaker load centers

Apparatus for substantially eliminating exposure to live parts in a load center includes a bus assembly with male-terminal stabs which are capped with nonconductive material. A nonconductive structure covers the bus assembly and allows only the stabs to pass into the interior of circuit breaker compartments. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

01/19/17 / #20170018898

No-touch busway plug in units

Apparatus for substantially eliminating exposure to live parts on a busway plug-in unit enclosure includes a power take-off with male-terminal stabs which are capped with nonconductive material. A nonconductive structure covers the bus assembly and allows only the stabs to pass into the interior of a plug-in unit enclosure. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016800

Method for detecting compressed air system leakage

A method of detecting leakage in a compressed air system having a compressor includes configuring an electrical monitor to measure one or more electrical parameters indicative of operation of the compressor. The method further includes identifying periods of time during which the compressor is not in use; analyzing running times and intervals of the compressor between compressor operations during one or more of identified periods of time to establish a baseline for air leakage. ... Schneider Electric Usa Inc








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