Patent Number: 8,797,050

Title: IEC 61158-2 electrical circuit with water detection means comprising a physical layer attribute modifier

Abstract: An electrical circuit confirming to the IEC 61158-2 standard comprising a power supply, a device as a load thereof, and monitoring means adapted to monitor one or more physical layer attributes of the electrical circuit, in which the device comprises an enclosure, device function electronics disposed therein and two terminals connecting said device function electronics to said electrical circuit, in which water detection means is disposed inside said enclosure, and comprises water detection probes and a physical layer attribute modifier mounted across said electrical circuit in parallel with said device function electronics, and in which when said water detection probes detect water said physical layer attribute modifier makes a modification to a physical layer attribute of the electrical circuit, which modification is detectable by said monitoring means.

Inventors: Kitchener; Renato (West Sussex, GB), Rogoll; Gunther (Mannheim, DE)

Assignee: Pepperl + Fuchs GmbH

International Classification: G01R 27/08 (20060101); G01M 3/16 (20060101); G08B 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018