Patent Number: 8,817,471

Title: Overheat suppression systems and methods for an electrical housing

Abstract: A system for suppressing an overheat condition in an electrical housing includes an electrical housing that defines a housing area including one or more electrical devices; a suppression fluid container containing a suppression fluid; a valve configured to regulate the flow of the suppression fluid from the suppression fluid container to the housing area; at least one sensor configured to sense at least one of temperature and smoke; and a controller communicatively connected to the at least one sensor and the valve, the controller configured to receive signals from the at least one sensor indicating an overheat condition in the housing area; and in response to the received signals indicating the overheat condition in the housing area, control the valve to allow the suppression fluid to flow from the suppression fluid container into the housing area, in order to suppress the overheat condition in the housing area.

Inventors: Barna; Kyle Steven (Syracuse, NY)

Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company

International Classification: H05K 7/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018