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Old 03-02-2011, 06:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ai_vin View Post
with power transfer efficiencies that can match a plug-and-cable.
Excuse me? from what I've read inductive charging can be as much as 90% efficient... using a plug and socket you have direct contact, I'm not sure if it's safe to say that a plug and socket has less then 1% loss but I think it's pretty close where inductive charging has around 10% loss or ten times the loss! sure it's not alot until you start looking at a larger scale, for every 10 cars that are charging there would enough loss that an 11th car could be charged! that is alot of lost energy, that would be like spilling a gallon of gas on the ground every time you filled up your ten gallon gas tank.
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