Uninterruptible power supply
Power converter with controller for switching between primary and battery power sources
Back-up uninterruptible power system Patent #: 5315533
ApplicationNo. 990566 filed on 12/14/1992
US Classes:307/64, Substitute or emergency source363/34Including an A.C.-D.C.-A.C. converter
ExaminersPrimary: Shoop, William M. Jr.
Assistant: Kaplan, Jonathan S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesH02J 007/00
AbstractA microprocessor based uninterruptible power supply generates an AC electrical output power from an AC input source when the AC input source is within settable voltage limits and from an auxiliary source of DC power when the AC input source is outside said the voltage limits. The microprocessor provides monitoring of the AC input voltage to determine its amplitude and frequency, and uses this information to set the magnitude and frequency of the AC output voltage and to select the source of the AC output power. A power factor improvement circuit boosts the selected source to a high DC voltage which is inverted by a chopper circuit to produce a high frequency AC voltage is rectified and sent to a PWM inverter to produce the AC output power. An average current feedback loop provides the output voltage regulation and utilizes current limiting to provide output current limiting for protection against short circuits and overloads. A voltage phase relationship is maintained between the AC input power and AC output power to eliminate voltage and current transients at transfer times between the AC and DC input sources. A serial data communications port sends data sent over a network that includes signals indicative of the status of the uninterruptible power supply and receives data from the network for controlling operation of the uninterruptible power supply.