TDK moves quickly to commercialize wireless charging for electric cars

TDK today announced that it plans to “quickly commercialize wireless power transfer systems” for charging electric vehicles and other electric mobility applications. The announcement was made after TDK reached a licensing agreement with Watertown, Mass-based WiTricity, a maker of resonant magnetic coupling technology.

Wireless Electricity – Will It Really Be In Our Future?

For all intents and purposes, we consider ourselves to be a wireless society. Many of us communicate solely through wireless devices such as laptops and cell phones. Many of our tools are wireless, such as drills and saws. Much of our entertainment is wireless, as well.

WiTricity and Protonex to Bring Wireless Charging to the Front Lines

WATERTOWN, Mass.– WiTricity, the industry pioneer in Highly Resonant Wireless Power Transfer (HRWPT) over distance, today announced a major contract award by Protonex, a leading provider of advanced portable power solutions for military applications. The project, which aims to develop wireless charging systems for mounted and dismounted warfighters, was commissioned by the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

No cords necessary

Chargers and cords can be unplugged and tossed as wireless energy transfer is becoming better able to serve consumers. Marin Soljačić, a physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, began developing wireless energy because he was tired of being awakened by his wife’s cell phone alerting her about a low battery charge. Over the past six years, the work of Soljačić and a team of MIT researchers and engineers has led to their establishing of a wireless electricity company called WiTricity.

Is wireless the future of EV charging?

‘Wireless’ is a pretty fashionable word these days. Go back fifty years and it just meant radio, but in this day and age it’s a buzzword. It started off with wireless landline phones, then we got wireless internet and wireless speakers. Wires are untidy and ugly and the less we see of them the better…

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WiTricity Wants To Pull Plug On Charging Technology

Think about it. In order for anything to work, it needs to be plugged in either all the time or at some point — cell phones, computers, stereos, TV, hair dryers, blenders, vacuums… But what if nothing had to be plugged in anymore, because electricity was “mobile,” could go anywhere, without all the wires?

Life Without Wires?

Have you ever had the battery on your phone, computer, or tablet die just when you most needed it? Well, imagine tossing your dead cell phone on a coffee table and coming back to a fully-charged device a couple of hours later.

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