Safety switch for photovoltaic systems

  • US 10,230,310 B2
  • Filed: 08/29/2016
  • Issued: 03/12/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/05/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a first electrical conductor coupled to a first electrical connector, the first electrical connector designed to be connectable to a first power source;

    a second electrical conductor coupled to a second electrical connector, the second electrical connector designed to be connectable to a second power source;

    a switching element forming a series connection between the first power source and the second power source via the first electrical conductor and the second electrical conductor; and

    a controller coupled to a control terminal of the switching element, wherein the controller is configured to control the switching element, in response to a sensor measurement indicative of a potentially unsafe condition, to disconnect the series connection between the first power source and the second power source by disconnecting the first electrical conductor from the second electrical conductor.

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