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bobjengr
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Re: How about health effects/risks??
bobjengr   1/28/2014 3:13:40 PM
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Simonts--This is one thought I had also.  I have a good friend who has just had a pacemaker installed and several with hearing aids.  It would be very desirable to find out what effects the wireless charging devices have, if any, on "hardware" such as pacemakers, hearing aids, TENS units, pumps, etc. etc.   I am sure the manufacturers have thought of this and hopefully there are standards governing the use of these devices.   One other thing, the receiving unit seems to be mounted under the rear of the car so, what resulting ground clearance are we talking about?  Great post Charles.

Watashi
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Re: Wireless Charging is a Novelty
Watashi   11/20/2013 8:55:37 AM
Update:

I just bought a new Jeep Cherokee that has a wireless phone charger in the center console.  I still think it a waste and question the people who want it.  However I have received priority tasking from my wife to find her a Qi charging receiver for her Galaxie SIII phone.  I guess 'those' people are closer to me than I thought.

I will NOT bring this slideshow to her attention.

Charles Murray
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Re: Wireless Charging is a Novelty
Charles Murray   11/19/2013 6:07:58 PM
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I agree with you, Watashi. Yes, some people are very lazy. And yes, I don't want to drive on the same roads with them (have you ever noticed how many people recline their driver's seat WHILE they are driving?). Unfortuntely, though, they'll always be there.  

Watashi
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Re: Wireless Charging is a Novelty
Watashi   11/11/2013 10:46:58 AM
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I agree, although not an EV advocate.

If someone is too lazy to plug in a cord, we probably don't want them driving on our roads anyway. 

They are the people who are too lazy to signals for turns...
or press the brake for stop signs...

Pubudu
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Re: Wireless Charging is a Novelty
Pubudu   11/11/2013 5:30:19 AM
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electric vehicle.

 

On this I will not agree with you, If you lock at the options of the new Mercedes Bans S-class which is recently lunched has a lot of options that someone say that unnecessary.  

Simply people are not satisfying from the thing which urgently have, always there is a demand for the new things at least at the beginning.  

Pubudu
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Re: Wireless charging hasn't taken off in consumer electronics
Pubudu   11/11/2013 4:01:43 AM
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Yes TJ, to have a wireless charger for the phones and Tabs will have a better market for sure than the electric vehicle. 

taimoortariq
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Re: How about health effects/risks??
taimoortariq   11/9/2013 11:17:11 PM
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I agree simonts this should be one of the major concerns, before launching the technology. There are definitely side effects of wireless charging that are mostly ignored in many applications. But as they are incorporating it in to automobiles, that means larger size which also means greater radiations. Thus, It would be totally meaningless to ignore its effects on health. I hope they make substantial amount of research in this area and adopt some preventive measures on it.

taimoortariq
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Re: Wireless Charging is a Novelty
taimoortariq   11/9/2013 11:09:03 PM
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I think its not totally unnecessary. The main purpose is to make the charging and of the car more portable. In places where you might not have access to the switches this seems to be a good option.

simonts
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How about health effects/risks??
simonts   11/9/2013 1:08:01 AM
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This is all nice and good and for sure technically feasible. BUT, what are the potential health effects of the leakage energy, which is significant when we are talking about 10kW RF transmitter, like some of the systems mentioned here. Should we not conduct very thorough studies on that and allow these systems to be sold and used only if it was conlcusively proven by INDEPENDENT studies that it is harmless to human health? If we find out that these wireless charger systems are dangerous to our health after many are in operation (the probability of which is quite high in my opinion) then it will be much more diffcult to ban them against the finacial interests of the manufacturers and their well funded lobbies. For once we should plan ahead and do this right. I do not belive that this is too much to ask for.

EVprofessor
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Re: Wireless charging hasn't taken off in consumer electronics
EVprofessor   11/8/2013 7:06:00 PM
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We have the J1772 plug in standard and SAE Combo for DC quick charging. Stop and smell the Roses , that is enough variety. We Just don't don't need wireless EV charging. Like I have said to the ones who want the car driven by a computer, instead just hire a Chaufer and make a job for a homeless unemployed person and for less than the $50,000 per year for a computerized self driving car.

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