Patent Number: 8,575,918

Title: Wideband transducer for measuring a broad range of currents in high voltage conductors

Abstract: A system and method for measuring electrical current by measuring magnetic flux density is presented. A magnetic flux density measuring device for measuring a magnetic field strength generated by a current in a conductor includes a ring, a pair of metal strips with high magnetic permeability and a magnetic field sensor. The ring is generally concentric with the conductor and supports the pair of metal strips. The metal strips are located back-to-back and form a gap between the metal strips. The sensor located in the gap to measure the magnetic field strength in the gap.

Inventors: Stockum; Frank R. (Wadsworth, OH)


International Classification: G01R 15/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017