US 9,812,874 B2
Distributed low voltage power systems
James Christopher Andrews, Mableton, GA (US); Kenneth Dale Walma, Peachtree City, GA (US); William Lee Shiley, Peachtree City, GA (US); Liang Fang, Peachtree City, GA (US); James Moan, Peachtree City, GA (US); Brian Eugene Elwell, Tyrone, GA (US); Anthony Audenzio Mangiaracina, Sharpsburg, GA (US); and Michael Troy Winslett, Fairburn, GA (US)
Assigned to Cooper Technologies Company, Houston, TX (US)
Filed by Cooper Technologies Company, Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Jul. 21, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/216,384.
Application 15/216,384 is a continuation of application No. 14/695,535, filed on Apr. 24, 2015, granted, now 9,647,459.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/003,607, filed on May 28, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0329722 A1, Nov. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. H05B 37/02 (2006.01); H02J 4/00 (2006.01); H02J 13/00 (2006.01)
CPC H02J 4/00 (2013.01) [H02J 13/0003 (2013.01); H05B 37/02 (2013.01); Y10T 307/25 (2015.04); Y10T 307/406 (2015.04)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A distributed low voltage power system, comprising:
a power source generating line voltage power;
a first line voltage cable comprising a first line voltage end and a second line voltage end, wherein the first line voltage end is coupled to the power source;
a first power distribution module (PDM) comprising a first power transfer device, wherein the second line voltage end of the first line voltage cable is coupled to the first PDM, wherein the first PDM receives the input power from the power source through the first line voltage cable, wherein the first power transfer device generates a first low-voltage (LV) signal comprising a first instruction and a second LV signal comprising a second instruction from the input power, and wherein the first PDM comprises a first output channel;
at least one first LV device coupled to the first PDM, wherein the at least one first LV device operates using the first instruction upon receiving the first LV signal, and wherein the at least one first LV device ignores the second LV signal based on the second instruction; and
a first wireless communication link that couples the first output channel of the first PDM to the at least one first LV device, wherein the at least one first LV device receives the first LV signal and the second LV signal from the first PDM using the first wireless communication link.