24 Nov '12, 3pm

UBC wireless power transfer technology uses magneto-dynamic coupling rather than inductive technology

UBC wireless power transfer technology uses magneto-dynamic coupling rather than inductive technology 24 November 2012 Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) led by Dr. Lorne Whitehead in the Sustainability Solutions Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a low-frequency wireless power transfer (WPT) technology based on the magneto-dynamic coupling (MDC) of two rotating permanent magnets in transmitter and receiver, rather than on resonant inductive technology. The system, according to the UBC team, can transfer power across a wide air gap at high efficiency and at low frequency and has successfully been demonstrated for the wireless charging of a fleet of electric vehicles run by UBC Building Operations with the support of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Idea to Innovation Grant (I2I). The rotation of a magnet in t...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/11/ubcmdc-20121124.html

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