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Current Balancing Bus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053562D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Caswell, A Evans, RT [+details]

Abstract

Shown in the drawing is a current balancing bus formed in a different manner from a bus described in the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin 13, 1840 (December 1970). Bus 1 is formed of a conductive material into a one-piece casting or structure, having the shape shown in the drawing, to provide for five load taps 2. The actual flow of current through each of the portions of the bus can be adjusted by secondary machining for "fine tuning". As illustrated, 100% of the current flows into the top of bus 1 and through the internal resistance of the bus, as determined by the shapes of the various conducting paths. The flow is broken down into the percentages indicated in the drawing so as to provide equal amounts of current at the load taps 2.