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Method and System for Indicating a fault location which Threw a Circuit Breaker

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239659D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for indicating a fault location which threw a circuit breaker.

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Method and System for Indicating a fault location which Threw a Circuit Breaker

Disclosed is a method and system for indicating a fault location which threw a circuit breaker. The method and system provides software/hardware solution that utilizes wireless, RFID or any other two way communication between a fault location and a circuit breaker panel.

In one implementation, the method and system utilizes hardware elements such as, but not limited to, a circuit breaker panel, plurality of outlets, and a computer to monitor entire system using a software element. The software element provides a visual representation, but not limited to, heat map or any other standard methods of the circuit breaker panel. The visual representation provides an indication that helps in determining a circuit breaker which has been thrown and a location such as, outlet, room and wall in which the fault has occurred. Each outlet can have a unique serial number or an identifier for identification purpose. The unique identifier helps in determining an outlet which is drawing the most power or the least power.

Consider a scenario, wherein, a user installs compatible outlets and circuit breaker panels in a facility such as, office, home and datacenter. In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein, the entire facility is engaged and monitored using the software element. The software element continuously monitors the circuit breaker panels for a situation that cause, or could cause...