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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING POWER ELECTRONICS IN AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL SYSTEM

United States Patent Application

20040160216
A1
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Disclosed herein is a method and system for configuring power electronics in an electrochemical cell system. Exemplary embodiments include power electronics having a power converter for an electrochemical cell system. The power converter includes a plurality of interchangeable power converter modules and a motherboard configured to receive the plurality of interchangeable power converter modules. A power rating of the power converter is capable of being changed by adjusting a number of the interchangeable power converter modules attached to the mother-board.
Speranza, A. John (West Hartford, CT), Barabas, Neil J. (Chatsworth, CA)
Proton Energy Systems, Inc. (10 Technology Drive Wallingford CT)
10/ 708,051
February 5, 2004
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-FC36-98GO10341 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.