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1. (WO2017036826) A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING THE CONNECTION OF A PLUGGABLE LIGHTING UNIT TO A SOCKET

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/036826    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/069737
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 20 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G08B 13/14
H01R 13/00
F21V 23/06
H05B 37/00
Applicants: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
Inventors: ZONDAG, Eduard, Gerhard
Title: A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING THE CONNECTION OF A PLUGGABLE LIGHTING UNIT TO A SOCKET
Abstract:
A socket (16) is designed to receive a plug of a pluggable device (14). The socket has a detection arrangement (42) for detecting connection of a plug to the socket. A new session identifier is generated each time a plug is connected to the socket and it remains valid while the plug remains attached. The session identifier is preferably generated mechanically (48) so that it can be generated without power to the socket or to the plug. This enables detection of system tampering of a system using the sockets.