Energy saving cable assemblies

  • US 7,960,648 B2
  • Filed: 10/15/2008
  • Issued: 06/14/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/27/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A cable assembly for use with an electrical device, the cable assembly comprising:

  • a first portion for receipt of input power from a power source;

    a second portion for electrical coupling with and for providing output power to the electrical device; and

    switch circuitry electrically coupled between the first and second portions, the switch circuitry momentarily utilizing a current to power the switch circuitry in order to switch the cable assembly to an on state and to electrically couple the first portion with the second portion, wherein the output power is delivered to the electrical device when the cable assembly is in the on state, wherein the switch circuitry is operable to automatically disconnect input power from the electrical device.

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