Patent Number: 7,132,833

Title: System for detecting defective battery packs

Abstract: An electrical cabinet for an uninterruptibe power supply (UPS) system includes universal slots that can receive power modules, battery packs, or chargers. The back plane of the slot has connector terminals for battery packs and power modules. The cabinet can be easily reconfigured as desired by changing the number of power modules chargers or battery packs installed. Circuitry is provided that indicates the capacity and operational readiness of the cabinet. This circuitry monitors the battery packs in each slot, and isolates any detected fault to a particular pack.

Inventors: Layden; David (Lisbon, WI), Edevold; Craig (Tomah, WI), Winch; Cary (Necedah, WI), Zahrte, Sr.; Donald (Necedah, WI)

Assignee: Powerware Corporation

International Classification: H02J 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00