Arc detection and prevention in a power generation system

  • US 10,673,229 B2
  • Filed: 11/21/2017
  • Issued: 06/02/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/09/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • drawing, by a power device, input power from a photovoltaic generator, wherein the input power is at a first voltage level and a first current level;

    providing output power at an output of the power device;

    reducing, without shorting outputs of the photovoltaic generator, a voltage and a current of the input power to a level that extinguishes an arc while maintaining at least some of the output power;

    waiting a predetermined time period; and

    responsive to the predetermined time period elapsing, increasing the voltage of the input power.

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