Ground Power Leakage Detection for Peripheral Printed Circuit Boards

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APP PUB NO 20140285929A1
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14355882

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The present invention relates to an electric appliance (100) comprising an electric load (225), and a printed circuit board assembly (115) for electronically managing the electric appliance (100); the printed circuit board assembly comprises a slave printed circuit board (220s) operatively associated with the electric load (225) for driving it, and a master printed circuit board (220m) operatively associated with the slave printed circuit board (220s) and arranged for receiving an electric power supply (L, N) of the electric appliance and for selectively providing/stopping the provision of an operative electric power to the slave printed circuit board (220s) for energization/de-energization thereof. The master printed circuit board (220m) comprises a detection device (RSENSE, T1SENSE, T2SENSE) for detecting a dispersion of electric power towards ground of the electric load (225) and/or of the slave printed circuit board (220s) when the operative electric power is not provided to said slave printed circuit board (220s), and for providing, in response to the detecting, a control parameter indicative of the dispersion of electric power towards ground. The master printed circuit board (220m) further comprises a control unit (250) configured for receiving the control parameter, comparing the control parameter to a preset threshold value or range of values, and enabling provision of the operative electric power to the slave printed circuit board (220s) according to a result of such comparison.

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ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N VRAKETSTRAAT 40 BRUSSELS B-1130

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cecco, Alessandro Sedegliano (UD), IT 5 4
Dorigo, Hubert Sarmede (TV), IT 4 9
Driussi, Paolo Zoppola (PN), IT 11 19
Lorenzi, Marco Pordenone, IT 6 26

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