Wireless charging, one step further from the electric car
Wireless inductive charging for electric cars could be essential in the future, as everything indicates that this charging of the electrified vehicle in the future could simply be a matter of parking, and when we return to it that it is fully charged.
For this reason, and once we get used to it, we probably won’t think about manual loading. All this is what is seen from the current wireless charging of the electric car, which is already working on certain brands, and which looks very good for the use we can have today.
The reason for this technology is due, in a way, to the fact that, while it has to be used almost daily, the wired format can be a somewhat tedious process and, at times, even fragile. But,at what stage of development is this wireless?
Everything happens by the disappearance of the cables
Just because; once we have moderately established these vehicles and their charging standards, the following steps lead us directly to faster charges where the vehicle recharges 100% of its battery in just a few minutes.
But there are certain manufacturers that go a step further and already declare that the future undoubtedly passes through the disappearance of the cablesthus creating a totally wireless environment.
As such, what is envisioned for the future is nothing more than the driver being able to leave the car at home wherever they want, without having to position it near a charger to plug it in. Also, be aware of whether you align the car correctly on the wireless charging platform.
This is something that is already being observed with brands such as Audi, BMW or Mercedes, although these three brands still serve as a support system for the linked load, since, in reality, it is still in use. development phase, and it is expected that in just a few years it can be used in most vehicles. One of its main advantages is the comfort it offers by not having to plug in and unplug the vehicle every time it is charged.
The concept of the autonomous robot
As we said, and regardless of cables that connect to the device and the charging point, the most used system for this action is wireless charging by contact. To do this, two different devices are needed. On the one hand, a base connected to a power source and, on the other, a receiving device. Similar to the case of smartphones, the charger is the base or charging station, and the phone is the device that receives the electricity. Well, something similar with the electric car.
Its advantage, of course, is comfort, since it will be enough to place the vehicle on a base or platform. Currently, the systems that are managed are with options such as the autonomous robot, in which it has its own base. When it detects that the car has been parked, it slides up to a maximum distance of nine meters (the length of the cable) and sits under the car. There, it raises a pad that makes contact with another in the receiving vehicle and it receives electrical energy through inductive charging.
By fine-tuning the signal based on distance, and with the help of capacitors, wireless charging can be practical for electric vehicles without losing too much energy along the way.