US 9,810,722 B2
Dual gap current sensor for multi phase conduction system
Steven E. Schulz, Torrance, CA (US); Young Mok Doo, La Palma, CA (US); Silva Hiti, Redondo Beach, CA (US); and Richard Michael Breese, Los Angeles, CA (US)
Assigned to FARADAY & FUTURE INC., Gardena, CA (US)
Filed by Faraday & Future Inc., Gardena, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 23, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/863,209.
Prior Publication US 2017/0082660 A1, Mar. 23, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G01R 31/40 (2014.01); G01R 15/20 (2006.01); G01R 19/00 (2006.01); G01R 19/25 (2006.01); G01R 35/00 (2006.01)
CPC G01R 15/202 (2013.01) [G01R 15/207 (2013.01); G01R 19/0092 (2013.01); G01R 19/2513 (2013.01); G01R 31/40 (2013.01); G01R 35/00 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
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1. A power supply system comprising:
at least two output conductors, the output conductors defining substantially parallel longitudinal axes which in turn define a plane;
a current sensor positioned around a first conductor of the at least two output conductors and comprising:
a central aperture through which the first conductor extends,
a first magnetic field detector, and
a second magnetic field detector,
wherein the first and second magnetic field detectors are positioned on opposite sides of the plane defined by the longitudinal axes of the at least two output conductors; and
a fault detector configured to:
receive a first signal generated by the first magnetic field detector and a second signal generated by the second magnetic field detector,
compare the first signal to the second signal to determine whether the first signal is equal to the second signal, and
in response to determining that the first and second signals are not equal, output a fault indication.