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Wireless power transmission expands to EV, industrial, and military electronics

9/26/2011 06:04 PM EDT
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katgod
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katgod   10/6/2011 3:49:15 PM
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The problem with BetterPlace is that it requires a standard. Who would set this standard? Is there really only one battery solution at this point or ever, look at what we have now in a mature liquid fuel system, I can think of at least 4 different fuels with possibly more on the way. I would like to know what the efficiency of the best wireless solution is, we work hard to make an efficient system and then we are going to through some of that away because we can't be bothered to plug the car in? If the losses with a wireless charge method are small enough and the reliability is better than plug contacts than it may be a reasonable solution at some point.

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docdivakar   10/3/2011 10:53:40 PM
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BetterPlace, a company in the Silicon Valley has a better solution (no pun intended!) for the range anxiety mentioned above -use of a switch station. A lot like gas station (or Petrol bunk for those of you outside US!), the driver parks in a designated location of the switch station where a robotic mechanism reaches from underneath the vehicle and swaps out the batteries with charged ones. Obviously this model needs a cooperative ecosystem and standardization. I understand BPlace is working with several EV companies, but Tesla is not yet on the list!! Dr. MP Divakar

chris.fuller
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chris.fuller   9/28/2011 9:03:51 PM
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My company has been developing IP in wireless power technology for more than 5 years which is far superior to anything yet published. If you're interested in learning more then send an email to chris_fuller@ieee.org. If you are seriously interested you would need to sign an NDA, but we are looking for partners to take the technology to the next level.

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prabhakar_deosthali   9/28/2011 6:26:43 AM
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Wireless charging of EV batteries is a very exciting news. Charging EV batteries requires much higher charging current compared to charging of mobiles and if the current wireless power transmission technology has made it possible many other applications will also open up. One example I see is when a car does not start when its battery has totally got discharged( may be the headlights remained on , on a foggy day). You could start such a car by wireless method without those jumper wires !

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