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Electrical system architecture having high voltage bus

United States Patent

7,911,079
March 22, 2011
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An electrical system architecture is disclosed. The architecture has a power source configured to generate a first power, and a first bus configured to receive the first power from the power source. The architecture also has a converter configured to receive the first power from the first bus and convert the first power to a second power, wherein a voltage of the second power is greater than a voltage of the first power, and a second bus configured to receive the second power from the converter. The architecture further has a power storage device configured to receive the second power from the second bus and deliver the second power to the second bus, a propulsion motor configured to receive the second power from the second bus, and an accessory motor configured to receive the second power from the second bus.
Hoff; Brian Douglas (East Peoria, IL), Akasam; Sivaprasad (Peoria, IL)
Caterpillar Inc (Peoria, IL)
11/ 882,248
20090033148
July 31, 2007
This invention was made with Government support under DOE Contract No. DE-FC36-01G011095 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Accordingly, the Government may have certain rights to this invention.