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You want this, you just don’t know it yet!
Everything is going wireless and I like it. All those messy wires and plugs are just so outdated and ugly.
iPhones are phasing out plug in headphones and others are following suit, but the bluetooth wireless connection is not always ideal. Wireless phone charging is catching on but you often have to place the phone or gadget on the device at a specific spot otherwise it won’t charge.
EV’s – electric cars are heading in the same direction. The induction method is used and a company has been working since 2007, originating from the physics department of MIT on an industry standard for all EV’s. You know like those clean, efficient induction stove tops.
Contents of this blog post:
- Intro to Induction Method.
- Electric Vehicle – Wireless Induction Charging as an Industry standard
- Batteries are also changing. Graphene enhanced batteries.
- Graphene is finally scalable.
Intro to Induction Method.
Below is an excerpt from thespruceeats.com about induction in stove tops, to give you an existing example of the process and its specs, so you can better understand the induction implementation for charging Electric Vehicles.
What Is an Induction Cooktop?
Read more at thespruceeats.com
“With induction cooking, your pan is heated by a magnetic field instead of having its bottom sitting on a flame as with a gas cooktop or on an element as with an electric stove. With an induction stovetop, the entire bottom of the pan actually heats up, and there’s no need to fit your pan to the burner.”
” 60 % more efficient than with a gas stovetop.
Beats an electric stovetop for efficiency by about 40 %”
” Because the surface of an induction stove or cooktop doesn’t get hot, you can touch it with your fingers without getting burned.”
“Induction cookers respond immediately to temperature adjustments, so when you lower the heat, you’ll see the results right away.”
EV – Wireless Charging as an Industry standard
No remembering to plug in and no unplugging. It charges while parked in a standard carpark space.
This is particularly important for the coming Robo-Taxi era and will make recharging, a task you won’t have to even think about; plus it will give you the capability to sell to the grid when full.
Below is a 20 min video by Undecided-Matt Ferrel, about the Magnetic Resonance Charging method building upon the induction method for electric vehicles and the company. – WiTricity
Below is an excerpt from theverge.com about induction wireless charging stations being implemented in a capital city by 2023.
“Norway’s capital city of Oslo will be the world’s first metropolitan area to install wireless, induction-based charging stations for electric taxis, in a bid to make a zero-emission cab system by as early as 2023.
Here’s how Fortum describes the system working in its press announcement:
The project aims to install wireless charging using induction technology. Charging plates are installed in the ground where the taxi is parked and a receiver is installed in the taxi. This allows for charging up to 75 kilowatts”Read more at The Verge
You will even be able to charge while driving, in the not too distant future. This was trialled in France and proven possible as a proof of concept, with a road in-layed with the tech. The car was going at pace and charging, so effectively you should never have range anxiety.
Below inset is an excerpt from Roadshow, about the trial performed in France in 2017.
“The dynamic electric vehicle charging (or DEVC)
DEVC technology is able to wirelessly send up to 20 kilowatts of inductive charging power to a compatible electric vehicle traveling across it at highway speeds.
In partnership with French research institution VEDECOM, Qualcomm has installed the tech in a 100 meter segment of test track that it calls FABRIC.
Qualcomm sees inductive roads and DEVC as a potential cure for range anxiety;Read more at CNET – Roadshow
Topping up cars as they roll over the charging segments could mean exiting a highway with more power than you started with. “
Of course with all tech, the first out of the blocks are always the priciest. But tech moves so rapidly that once started the cost decreases as advancements increase.
Batteries are also changing. Graphene enhanced batteries.
The first glimpse at a graphene enhanced battery has just hit the market. By the Company – Real Graphene.
Graphene is over 100 times stronger than steel at one atom thick and safer than regular batteries.
Exciting possibilities for Mobile phones, electric cars and electric storage to the grid.
Below is a great 9 min video by Cold Fusion–Feb 2020, about graphene enhanced batteries, their composition and applications.
I’m definitely no expert in batteries, but this sounds promising for the future of batteries.
Graphene is finally scalable.
Graphene is increasingly being used in mainstream products. The cost is coming down and its scalability appears to be coming into focus.
Clothing is one such product, its lightweight, conductive and temperature controlling. It is extremely strong which makes it perfect for sports wear and safety clothing. Graphene first came to my attention a long time ago and it’s progression has been exciting to watch. It’s scope is wide ranging and deserves a blog post of its own, in the near future.
Below inset is an excerpt from graphene-info.com with extra information, if your interest in graphene has been sparked.
Graphene Applications – Dec 09, 2019
“Graphene is considered to be the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material – to both electricity and heat.
Graphene has the potential the revolutionize entire industries – in the fields of electricity, conductivity, energy generation, batteries, sensors and more.
Graphene is the world’s strongest material, and so can be used to enhance the strength of other materials. eg. plastics, metals or other materials
Graphene is the world’s most conductive material to heat.This could be useful in both microelectronics eg. thermal foils for mobile devices.
With the highest surface-area to volume ratio
It is a promising material to be used in batteries and supercapacitors.Coatings ,sensors, electronics and more
Other promising applications: anti-corrosion coatings and paints, efficient and precise sensors, faster and efficient electronics, flexible displays, efficient solar panels, faster DNA sequencing, drug delivery, and more.”
The article goes on to discuss :The latest Graphene Application news:Read more at graphene-info.com
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