<<  <  Page 4/4
Charles Murray
User Rank
Re: Wireless charging hasn't taken off in consumer electronics
Charles Murray   11/7/2013 9:12:06 PM
I think the hold-up in EVs right now, TJ, is that automakers are trying to focus their development efforts on the core EV technologies. They've already got their hands full with battery development, and I don't think they want to split the EV pie up into too many pieces.  

User Rank
Wireless Charging is a Novelty
ChriSharek   11/7/2013 3:04:24 PM
Wireless Charging is cool, but absolutely unnecessary.  Plugging in your car takes 10 seconds.  As much as an EV advocate as I am, I don't see this taking off.  Plus, some drivers might end up spending more time aligning their vehicle with the wireless charger than just plugging the darn thing in! 

User Rank
Re: Wireless charging hasn't taken off in consumer electronics
naperlou   11/7/2013 11:33:47 AM
TJ, you have a point.  In a wireless device, the plugging in is not a real hassle.  With a wireless charger for a cell phone, for example, you still have to plug in the charger.  The overhead is large in percentage terms. 

For a car, it is not quite the same.  The overhead in your own garage is similar.  I am assuming you are going to want a higher voltage, dedicated charger.  The overhead in the home is similar, but the overhead on the vehicle is less.  Plugging in, in either case, is not as big a deal, but perhaps there are situations where wireless is going to be desirable.  Time will tell.

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Wireless charging hasn't taken off in consumer electronics
TJ McDermott   11/7/2013 10:43:05 AM
I'm frankly surprised at that - one would think it a no-brainer.  Is there a very large cost (or increase in weight) that would explain why wireless charging isn't ubiquitous in mobile phones?

And because it hasn't, will the same happen to EVs?

<<  <  Page 4/4

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
Texas Instruments is rolling out a new microcontroller that could make the design of sensor networks and data logging systems simpler and less costly.
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
From pitchers and forwards to quarterbacks and defensemen, we offer a peek at some of the more memorable engineers in sports history.
IBM announced it is dedicating $3 billion of funding over the next five years to research and development of new processor technologies.
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 21 - 25, Design Products With Bluetooth Low Energy
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6

Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service