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1. WO2017030597 - POTENTIAL VOLTAGE AND HAZARD STOP SYSTEM

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What is claimed is:

1. A system for personnel at readily accessible locations comprising one or more electrical, mechanical, transmitting and receiving devices, microprocessors and controllers that relay and/or switch on and off the source or line supply of all potentially hazardous equipment or energized/charged systems in a facility and report the status of the system to first responders, any need to know personnel, and equipment/Solar PV module/equipment, machine, tool maintenance technicians via audible and/or visual annunciators and display readouts.

2. The system of claim 1 comprising a modular main control panel enclosure

containing a communications module used to transmit and receive data to/from junction boxes/enclosures that are paired to it, and a processor board handling all front panel peripherals, displays, devices, and interaction, interfacing the main control box to external devices, supporting protocols for remote operation and telemetry, data logging for performance and forensic applications, and interaction with security and/or fire systems.

3. The system of claim 2 wherein said main control panel enclosure monitors

contact closures that are interfaced as needed to existing or future devices to allow these devices to request a shutdown of a PV module or modules.

4. The system of claim 1 additionally comprising a power interrupting/reconnecting and status notification system for Solar PV or other Solar energy/heating power system or other electrical power source.

5. The system of claim 4 additionally comprising components for power

interrupting/reconnecting on individual, multiple strings, or entire arrays of solar energy producing systems.

6. A system to provide for rapid connect and disconnect of devices to a PV module or junction box comprising a Multi-Function/Junction box (MF/J), enclosure allowing for rapid change out, removal and replacement, and customization, for one or more electrical, mechanical, transmitting and receiving devices,

microprocessors and controllers that relay and/or switch on and off the source or line supply of all potential hazardous equipment or energized parts or

conveyances, or to connect inverters, rectifiers, electrical controls, DC - DC converters, GPS systems, line conditioners and to reduce the install/connection time, number of box fastenings, number of cable connections for solar PV technicians/installers, electrical and mechanical authorized personnel and provide a plug and receptacle connection or any other type of rapid

connect/disconnect for modular assemblies or individual devices configured for stackable mounting or matching on any junction box or enclosure, secured by configuration and fasteners of any type to provide proper registration and water proofing and to prevent unintended disconnect, misalignment, or dismount.

7. The system of claim 6 additionally comprising module level control electronics to bypass one or more PV modules in a string or array and to provide output, power or flow data for a multiplicity of uses and applications.

8. The system of claim 6 additionally comprising a MF/J box mounted on a base MF/J box that contains a DC to DC inverter with Maximum Power Point Tracking electronics.

9. The system of claim 6 additionally comprising a MF/J box mounted on a base MF/J box that contains micro inverter electronics inverting and/or conditioning power and converting any DC voltage from one or more PV Modules per Micro- Inverter, with leads out to AC cabling.

10. An energy storage and management system within one or more enclosures to provide rapid connect and disconnect of devices to an energy source or sources, comprising an industry standard junction box/enclosure or a Multi- Function/Junction box (MF/J) enclosure permitting rapid change out, removal and replacement, and customization for one or more electrical, mechanical, inverter, grid tie, load panel, transmitting and receiving, microprocessor, and control devices that relay and/or switch on and off the source or line supply of all potential hazardous equipment or energized parts or conveyances, and to

connect inverters, rectifiers, electrical controls, DC - DC converters, GPS systems, line conditioners and to reduce the install/connection time, number of box fastenings, number of cable connections for energy technicians/installers, electrical and mechanical authorized personnel and provide plug and receptacle connections or any other type of rapid connect/disconnect for modular

assemblies or individual devices configured for stackable mounting or matching on any junction box or enclosure, secured by configuration and fasteners of any type to provide proper registration and water proofing and to prevent unintended disconnect, misalignment, or dismount.

1 1. The system of claim 10 additionally comprising module level control electronics to bypass one or more PV modules in a string or array and to provide output, power or flow data.

12. The system of claim 10 additionally comprising a J-box or MF/J box mounted on a base MF/J box, which contains a DC to DC inverter with Maximum Power Point Tracking electronics.

13. The system of claim 10 additionally comprising a J-box or MF/J box mounted on a base MF/J box that contains micro inverter or string inverter electronics capable of inverting/conditioning power, and converting any DC voltage from one or more PV Modules per Micro-Inverter, with leads out to AC cabling.

14. The system of claim 10 additionally comprising a MF/J box with connection or receptacle to receive connection or plug, both with any number or shape or configuration of plugs and receptacles, both with or without grounding conductor, from another MF/J box to be stacked.

15. The system of claim 10 additionally comprising scene safety devices for control of hazards to protect inhabitants, firefighters, EMS first responders, and/or electrical technicians.