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A toroidal shaped transponder unit is connected to a live power transmission line by means of a tripping mechanism and a hinge assembly. The unit includes means for sensing the temperature and current of the power transmission line and for transmitting the information to a local receiver. The toroid housing includes an open frame mounting hub and spoke assembly for mounting the sensors without interfering with the thermodynamics of the transmission line. The unit further includes a power coil and core assembly for receiving magnetic emanations from the transmission line and generating power to operate the electronic components within the unit.

Title
Transponder unit for measuring temperature and current on live transmission lines
Application Number
6/227809
Publication Number
4384289
Application Date
January 23, 1981
Publication Date
May 17, 1983
Inventor
Roosevelt A Fernandes
Liverpool
NY, US
Howard R Stillwell
Pittsfield
MA, US
Agent
Robert A Cahill
Assignee
General Electric Company
IPC
G08C 19/00
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