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APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIP DEVICE

Abstract

An apparatus and method for controlling the operation of a solenoid in a circuit breaker includes a control circuit configured to receive an activation signal in response to a predetermined condition. The control circuit, in response to said activation signal, provides a first energizing signal to the solenoid for a first predetermined period, and cuts off the first energizing signal for a second predetermined period. The control circuit further provides a second energizing signal to the solenoid for a third predetermined period.

Filed on: 2007-12-20; Application Number: 11961608

Applicant(s)

Cecil Rivers
Henry Hall Mason
Craig B Williams
Sean Dwyer
Sohaib Uddin Shaikh

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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY C I;GLOBAL PATENT OPERATION