Sensing apparatus for cable termination devices in power distribution systems

  • US 6,031,368 A
  • Filed: 09/12/1996
  • Issued: 02/29/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/12/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Coupling apparatus for separable insulated connector components comprising a formed body fabricated from an insulating material, first means carried by said formed body for interconnecting with an energized conductor of a separable insulated connector component in place of an insulating plug or double-ended plug, second means disposed within said formed body and spaced apart from the energized conductor and said first means for providing predetermined capacitive coupling characteristics to the energized conductor, and third means responsive to said second means for providing a coupled output at a predetermined interface, said second means comprising two conductive members within said formed body that are spaced apart from each other and also from said energized conductor and said first means such that said first and second means define a capacitive divider, said third means comprising electronic circuit components disposed within said formed body and electrical interconnection means for connecting an external power supply to said electronic circuit components.

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