Patent Number: 6,297,620

Title: High efficiency low current power supply and battery charge system

Abstract: A cost-effective power supply for providing full time electrical power to a customer premises telecommunications hub is disclosed. The supply includes an AC to DC power converter for converting power from the AC power grid to a DC voltage suitable for operating telecommunications equipment and for maintaining a backup battery at a fully charged float voltage. The converter includes a first rectifier section for generating an unregulated DC voltage. This voltage is switched through the primary of an isolation transformer by a pulse width modulated voltage controller. The output of the transformer is connected to a second rectifier circuit and filter to produce a regulated DC output voltage. The regulated voltage is connected to a voltage correction circuit through a divider including a temperature compensator so that the feedback to the voltage controller causes the regulated output voltage to follow the battery float voltage at all temperatures. The unregulated DC voltage is coupled to the voltage controller current limiting input to protect the power supply at high input voltages.

Inventors: Goodrich, II; Earl (E. Lansing, MI)

Assignee: Sprint Communications Company, L.P.

International Classification: H02M 3/24 (20060101); H02M 3/335 (20060101); H02J 7/02 (20060101); H02J 007/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018