Separable inductive coupler

  • US 5,216,402 A
  • Filed: 01/22/1992
  • Issued: 06/01/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/22/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A separable inductive coupler comprising:

  • a removable primary coil comprising a housing having a handle, a primary winding having an opening therein that is disposed in the housing, and an electrical cable coupled to the primary winding that is adapted to couple power thereto from an external power source; and

    a secondary coil comprising first and second matable magnetic core sections, each core section having a secondary winding disposed therein that is couplable to a battery, the first and second matable magnetic core sections being separable to provide for open and closed positions, and wherein the primary coil is insertable between the respective first and second matable magnetic core sections when they are in the open position, and wherein the primary and secondary coils form a transformer when the respective first and second matable magnetic core sections are in the closed position.

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