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Systems and methods for providing power to a load based upon a control strategy

United States Patent

8,614,564
December 24, 2013
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Systems and methods are provided for an electrical system. The electrical system includes a load, an interface configured to receive a voltage from a voltage source, and a controller configured to receive the voltage from the voltage source through the interface and to provide a voltage and current to the load. Wherein, when the controller is in a constant voltage mode, the controller provides a constant voltage to the load, when the controller is in a constant current mode, the controller provides a constant current to the load, and when the controller is in a constant power mode, the controller provides a constant power to the load.
Perisic; Milun (Torrance, CA), Kajouke; Lateef A. (San Pedro, CA), Ransom; Ray M. (Big Bear City, CA)
GM Global Technology Operations LLS (Detroit, MI)
12/ 949,439
20120126755
November 18, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Agreement No. DE-FC26-07NT43123, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.