Patent Number: 7,786,414

Title: Induction heating device and hob having such an induction heating device

Abstract: An induction heating device for a glass ceramic hob or cooktop is embodied as an autonomous component. Said induction heating device comprises a bearing device which, in addition to the induction coil, supports a component support comprising power electronics and control electronics. Only the control connections for the control signals in relation to the power of a line and a direct connection to the household power are provided on said induction heating device. The control electronics ensure the power of a line to the power electronics. Advantageously, said induction heating devices have external dimensions which are the same as traditional radiant heating bodies and thus can easily be used in lieu of said traditional radiant heating bodies when constructing said hob.

Inventors: Schilling; Wilfried (Kraichtal, DE), Dorwarth; Ralf (Oberderdingen, DE)

Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH

International Classification: H05B 6/12 (20060101); F24C 15/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018