Patent Number: 6,310,410

Title: Method and apparatus for reducing source voltage deviation in hot plug applications

Abstract: A hot swappable system includes a first system having an electrically conductive projection and a second system. The second system includes a voltage source having a first node having a first polarity, a resistive element, and a receptor system associated with the first node and configured to receive insertion of the conductive projection. The receptor system includes first and second conductive contacts electrically connected by the resistive element. The first conductive contact is disposed relative to the second conductive contact such that insertion of the conductive projection into the receptor system causes sequential electrical contact between the conductive projection and the first contact and then between the conductive projection and the second contact.

Inventors: Lin; Feng (Plano, TX), Dai; Heping (Dallas, TX), Daniels; David G. (Dallas, TX)

Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated

International Classification: H02H 9/00 (20060101); H02H 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018