Fuse module with movable fuse holder for fused electrical device

  • US 7,447,002 B2
  • Filed: 12/07/2006
  • Issued: 11/04/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/2006
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A power distribution unit for providing power to associated electronic equipment, the power distribution unit comprising:

  • a power distribution unit housing having at least one fuse access passage penetrating the housing, the power distribution unit housing being configured to receive at least one power input;

    at least one power output displaced along the power distribution housing with the at least one power output electrically couplable to the at least one power input; and

    at least one fuse module mounted to the housing and disposed at least partially within the at least one fuse access passage, the at least one fuse module being electrically couplable to the at least one power input and electrically couplable to the at least one power output, wherein the at least one fuse module comprises a base fixed relative to the housing and at least one fuse holder attached to the base and movable between a first position in which a fuse held by the fuse holder is electrically couplable to the at least one power output and a second position in which a fuse held by the fuse holder is not electrically couplable to the at least one power output and is exposed to allow access to the fuse.

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