Modern electric cars tend to be more complex. However, they have one major drawback, which seriously limits their mass development. And it’s not even a relatively high cost and the need to charge the battery for several hours. And although some manufacturers have found a way to reduce this time to 30 – 40 minutes, stand at the charging stations, when others go about their business, ready not all.
American scientists announced the creation of wireless charging technology, which can effectively Supplement the capacity of the onboard batteries charge while driving. The first success for enthusiasts to Shanhou the Fan and graduate student sid Asalavarria came three years ago. Initial technology worked only in the laboratory and has not been very successful. Several years of hard work, research, and experiments will significantly improve it. Thus, the coefficient of efficiency increased from 10% to 92%. It also increased the distance to a moving object and power charging.
The researchers were able to collect the amplifier, operating in “switchable” mode, to using it to convey the energy charge. However, the idea is as follows. The car moves along the road at a certain speed. At some point, it passes over the charging zone. During the time of a few tens of milliseconds, the battery gets exactly the amount of energy that is needed to refill the tank. The developers claim that the power of such charging can be scaled up to several tens and even hundreds of kilowatts.
Another area of application of wireless charging of moving objects were robots. Scientists say that due to the lower speeds, this technology can be used now. This will ensure, for example, to warehouse robots, the lack of downtime, and raise their efficiency. Of course, it will take time, when the method of the American scientists will be given a comprehensive assessment. Testing should determine how technology is safe for humans.