A small team of scientists from Greece led by a Greek inventor, who has over 30 years of experience in the field of sales and distribution of electrocution prevention devices, is offering an innovative solution, to further enhance the services offered by such a device. The inventor has developed a leakage sensitivity controller, whose primary role is the protection of human life against an electrocution by simplifying the installation with a plug-n-play interface.
The invention refers to the field of electronics / electrical equipment and relates to a device which applies the method, by which the amount of the electrical leakage of a circuit is detected, while regulating its leakage level in the electrical installation, in compliance with the global safety standards governing the electrical installations.
The use of this invention is to prevent the current from passing through a person’s body thus protecting his/her life, where voltage current up to 30V can cause a small shock, but larger ones may, under certain circumstances, even cause death. According to the present state of the art, for decades, the use of a residual current device (RCD) that interrupts the power supply in the event of an electrical current leakage, typically <= 30 mA, has been internationally decided. This amount of leakage, is the global norm for the smoothest operation with the less problems inside an electrical grid. The RCDs based on the Kirchhoff voltage law offer only supplementary protection. Since the passing of electric current through the human body is ruled by the law of Ohm: I = V / R and the current intensity depends on the resistance of the human body, which ranges from 5 kΩ to 100 kΩ, depending on the position of the body and the type of contact with the conductor, the safety limit is set to 10 mA. The application of the invention enables the amperage to be adjusted within the safety margin by eliminating the lethal hazard.
The long standing experience of the inventor in, installing, selling and distributing electrocution prevention devices in Greece and Cyprus, has given know-how and ideas on how to improve its function making its installation process much simpler, just by plugging it in a wall socket.
The team is looking for a partner to fund the production of the leakage sensitivity controller and take it to next step of concept/prototype in order to enter the worldwide market. The team is open to negotiate partnership terms a candidate partner has to offer under a license, manufacturing and/or joint venture agreement.