Patent number: 8810980
Power Router Demo
Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods using an interruption device for automatically re-routing power upon the occurrence of an event.
The interruption device may interrupt the flow of power to an external device upon the detection of an event, such as a circuit overload or short circuit.
How it works
Interrupting the flow of power may cause power to be cut off to a receiving connector, which supplies power to the external device, by re-routing the flow of power away from the receiving connector by the use of relay switches. By interrupting and re-routing the flow of power, an electrical fire, damage to the external device or other hazard may be prevented.
Once the source of the problem, such as a defective external device, has been removed or fixed, the flow of power may be re-routed back to the receiving connector.