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Over current protection mechanism for redundant power supply system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015464D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jan-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a OCP(Over Current Protection) mechanism in a redundant power supply unit. Normally, RAID(Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks) or storage enclosure sub system provides redundant power supply units against one of the power supplies damage or unavailability. Power supply units have output OCP mechanism to prevent smoke or fire when some short condition occurs at the output lines. In conventional power supply units, both power supply