Basic theory of inductive coupling

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The noncontact electricity transmission method for supplying electricity to an electrical apparatus is based on Faraday’s law and is a recent (<20 years old) development in the field of household appliances. The inductive coupling method is based on electromagnetic induction and was developed by M. Faraday in 1831. A recent application of the technology is the wireless power transfer (WPT) system. Based on the current energy situation, interest in electric vehicles (EVs) has increased, and WPT has attracted attention as a next-generation technology for charging of EV batteries. The noncontact electricity transmission technique has also attracted attention for medical applications. This chapter explains the basic characteristics of WPT systems and the basic theory of inductive coupling [1-7].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Power Transfer
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, technology, and applications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781785613463
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1


  • Battery powered vehicles
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Electric vehicles
  • Electrical apparatus
  • Electricity supply
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • EV batteries charging
  • Faraday’s law
  • Household appliances
  • Inductive coupling method
  • Inductive power transmission
  • Medical applications
  • Noncontact electricity transmission method
  • Wireless power transfer system
  • WPT system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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