ELKHART — Dometic Group announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for the Power Transfer Module, the underlying technology in two of the company’s awning products – the Dometic 9100 PowerChannel Awning and the Dometic Lighted Roller Tube Awning.
The Power Transfer Module allows power transfer through a rotating device. The Power Transfer Module is designed to provide safe and easy access to electricity for RVers, a release from Dometic stated. It allows the use of a larger-sized wire, in compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC) standards; as a result, the PowerChannel can safely carry up to 15 amps of 12-volt power. Similar electrical systems use either insufficient wire gauge or have a risk of wires becoming twisted, folded, bent or tangled, causing pre-mature failure.
“Our OEM and retail customers were asking for the addition of a lighting strip through their awning roller tubes. When we examined existing products on the market, we weren’t satisfied with the robustness of their design. Our engineers and designers got to work on the Power Transfer Module – a whole new approach that would meet Dometic’s high standard for quality and safety,” said Brent Taylor, Dometic product area owner and chief engineer, Awnings.
Doug Curtis, Dometic’s vice president of marketing, added, “Dometic’s PowerChannel technology – with the innovative, new patented Power Transfer Module – is redefining electrical connectivity for RVers.”
SOURCE: Dometic Group press release