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How are LED car rims powered? Answered

Greetings,

Anyone know how power is supplied to spinning car rims?

http://customwheel.com/custom_wheels/product_info.php/products_id/1687

Thanks

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-10-21

http://www.wheels2000.com/PimpStar-Technical.html

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NeuroPulse (author)caitlinsdad2010-10-21

Great! Thanks! Those were the rims I had found, but I did not find the tech info.

So the device used to make an electrical connection through a rotating assembly is called a "slip ring".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slip_ring

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caitlinsdad (author)NeuroPulse2010-10-21

My other guess would have been some induction coupled device like those new mat chargers for cellphones.

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caitlinsdad (author)caitlinsdad2010-10-21

...not that I have them on the minivan. $20K for a set.

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