Inductive power pick-up coils

  • US 5,528,113 A
  • Filed: 10/21/1994
  • Issued: 06/18/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. Inductive power pick-up means comprising a plurality of pick-up coils mounted on a movable support, said coils being spaced apart from one another, each coil being adapted to pick-up inductive power from a primary conductor so that each coil acts as a secondary conductor when located relative to said primary conductor, and control means capable of identifying from time to time the pickup coil or coils in best alignment with said primary conductor, said control means including switching means capable of switching "on" the identified pickup coil or coils which are best placed to collect inductive power from said primary conductor, and to render functionally inactive the coil or coils which are remote from said primary conductor.

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