Utility Patent Application (A1)
April 8, 2021
Source: USPTO via Sqoop
Applicants: Google LLC
Methods, systems, and apparatus, for powering AC and DC loads in the event of a power failure. In one aspect, a system includes one or more DC loads that are powered by DC power, one or more AC loads that are powered by AC power, and an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). The UPS includes AC terminals connected to an AC power source and to the one or more AC loads to power the AC loads, DC terminals connected to a backup battery and to the one or more DC loads to power the DC loads a bidirectional AC/DC converter connected between the AC terminals and the DC terminals, and a controller that selectively switches the bidirectional AC/DC converter to the first mode when the AC power source is available and to the second mode when the AC power source is not available.