Contactless battery charging system

  • US 5,341,083 A
  • Filed: 10/20/1992
  • Issued: 08/23/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A contactless charging system for charging batteries on board plural electrical loads each having conductor loop and a secondary converter coupled thereto for converting AC power into DC power to charge the battery at a selected charging rate, the system comprising:

  • a coupling link having a magnetic core and a core-mounted conductor at least partially surrounded by the magnetic core, the core-mounted conductor contoured for selectively at least partially surrounding a load loop, wherein the link is openable to receive, and closable to substantially surround, said load loop; and

    a primary converter coupled to the core-mounted conductor for converting power from a power source into the AC power at the selected charging rate corresponding to a load when coupled thereto by the link.

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