ELIX Wireless, a spin-out from the University of British Columbia (UBC), after introducing E1K 1kW wireless charging system earlier this year now brings on the market its 10 kW version E10K for electric vehicles.
Canadian company said in the press release that E10K is now available to customers and partners, although there is no price list nor any kit developed - we believe - for installation in popular models.
ELIX E10K works on much lower frequency than most of other solutions (120-140 Hz range), but efficiency remains above 90%.
"The E10K Wireless Charging System is based on ELIX Wireless’ patented Magneto-Dynamic Coupling (MDC) technology, which delivers to customers a safer and faster wireless charging solution ideal for harsh environmental conditions as well as hazardous operating environments."
"MDC operates at an extremely low frequency (120-140 Hz range); around 1000 times lower than a typical induction based system. Its low electro-magnetic radiation properties make it safe to operate in hazardous environments such as oil & gas, mining, subsea, chemical processing and more. One of MDC’s key benefits is it can automatically remove any foreign objects that may come into the charging zone without human intervention."
David Smith, CEO, ELIX Wireless said:
“When we set out to deliver the highest power wireless charging system in the industry, we didn’t just build upon existing inductive systems – we created an entirely new technology that meets customer demand for fast, safe and reliable charging. The E10K Wireless Charging System leverages our ground-breaking MDC technology to deliver the power and consequently shorter charging times that our customers need. Its combination of low frequency, high power and compact form factor make it ideal for a wide variety of applications and operating environments.”
We are afraid that weight of 45 kg (on the vehicle side) is too high, but maybe for heavy duty vehicles it will not be problem.
About the E10K Wireless Charging System
- Full 10kW wireless power transfer
- Safe – lower frequencies than competing solutions with no electric sparking
- Zero RF interference
- Highly efficient at >90 percent
- Small form factor
- Operates in harsh environments
- Water and weather resistant
- Automatic foreign object detection and removal
- Compatible with commercial battery chargers
- Full battery charge detection and shut down