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ケーブルフィギュア/CABLE MANIA/D-Sub(ブルー) - P-APLTDCNDSUB
Haha, cable end disguises to keep others from using your charging cable...
japan  humor  charging  USB  cable  end  disguise  camouflage  adapter  iPhone 
july 2018 by asteroza
Urban Electric - urban residential electric vehicle charging
UEone is a popup EV charger that has a hollow post rise up from the ground that contains the cable for charger. Retracts when not in use to keep your parking spaces with a clean look.
retractable  pole  cable  EV  charging  point  charger  infrastructure  hardware  electronics  devices 
may 2018 by asteroza
Rally - Deep Linking the Real World
Trying to monetize charging at cafes by almost forcing you to use a custom app.
advertising  charging  cable  charger  venue  smartphone 
march 2018 by asteroza
US20150063959A1 - Google Patents'
Interesting detail design on the swappable battery pack for the droneport...
Boeing  UAV  battery  swap  charging  charger  recharger  recharging  droneport  Delicious 
december 2016 by asteroza
ELIX – Revolutionary Wireless Power Transfer
10Kw per pair, though this effectively is a magnetic clutch/transmission in practice.
magnetic  drive  coupling  wireless  power  transfer  WPT  charger  recharger  charging  recharging  research  technology  Delicious 
august 2016 by asteroza
Supply Inc. Wireless Power
Nothing about how it does this, other than non-inductive.
wireless  charging  charger  recharging  recharger  electronics  devices  RF  hardware  Delicious 
july 2016 by asteroza
Energysquare - The new way of charging
So this is basically conductive squares with insulator gaps, and a chip to determine if a short over two pads is a receiver strip or not. This might be suitable for UAV drone recharging since it's connectorless, but not true wireless charging (inductive or resonant)
direct  contact  connectorless  charging  recharging  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
june 2016 by asteroza
Sounds like a phased array antenna for the transmitter, so not resonance based? Plus it stomps all over the high wifi bands. Part of PMA, so the underlying tech should be inductive, which suggests the phased array concept even more.
wireless  remote  charging  recharging  technology  research  microwave  ISM  band  MIMO  Delicious 
july 2015 by asteroza
Interesting that parking area interior navigation is achieved not by RF or visual beaconing, but using a vehicle's intrinsic object avoidance sensor visual imagery to match with a path given by the parking area's management server via a series of stored photos.
automated  automatic  valet  parking  EV  PHEV  vehicle  charging  recharging  research  EU  europe  transportation  eletric  infrastructure  autonomous  driving  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Skysense - UAV Autonomous Charging and Protective Hangars
Promoting what is basically a MatterNet station, a charging landing pad with retractable dome hangar for UAV drone helicopters. Looks like they cheaped out and went for contacts rather than something like Qi wireless charging.
UAV  drone  wireless  charging  landing  pad  retractable  dome  hangar  MatterNet  DronePort  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
Rezence™ Wireless Power, Wireless Charging Standard | A4WP
Rezence now has resonant mode (A4WP) and inductive mode specs now, the inductive mode being PMA (so in theory very similar to QI with possible dual mode Qi/PMA). So the ideal final receiver would be a Rezence tri-mode chip and coil setup.
Rezence  A4WP  wireless  charging  recharging  specification  standard  magentic  resonance  resonant  induction  inductive  PMA  energy  Delicious 
december 2013 by asteroza
Alliance for Wireless Power | Home
AW4P is most definitely NOT Qi. Apparently they use some sort of longer range magnetic resonant type induction charging, using bluetooth 4 to negotiate connectivity. As opposed to Qi, which uses something similar to NFC to negotiate.
standard  charging  recharging  power  wireless  A4WP  Delicious 
november 2012 by asteroza
Wireless Power by IDT and Intel
IDT is now making wireless recharger IC chips incorporating Intel WCT stuff, and nominally also supporting Qi.
IDT  intel  WCT  magnetic  resonance  inductive  charging  recharging  wireless  technology  IC  chip  charger  recharger  hardware  electronics  devices  Qi  Delicious 
august 2012 by asteroza
New USB 3.0 Standard Has Power To Charge Laptops
This might have legs, but the fundamental problem is where and how to deliver the power. Laptops can use the spec for a common wall charger, but they definitely won't be able to power downstream devices at a full 100W. So you have this weird situation where devices that consume power need to be capable of consuming power at all 5 power levels, or at least sensibly give up on high power modes and live with normal USB power. The slightly weird situation would be desktops that refuse to provide power, but an intermediate powered hub can.
transfer  recharging  standard  specification  connector  cable  rechargin  charging  recharge  charge  power  USB  USB-IF  Delicious 
july 2012 by asteroza
WiCC | Powermat - Be Powerful
Conceptually interesting, in that if the card attachment point is "universal" it lets others into the wireless charging game. But don't they only support their own protocol/interface, and don't support Qi?
WiCC  Duracell  Powermat  wireless  recharger  recharging  charger  charging  hardware  insert  card  NFC  accessories  Delicious 
february 2012 by asteroza
Welcome to Opbrid
Promoting fast recharging via large energy transfers with EV buses via an overhead pantograph on the bus and a fixed rail at the bus stop. Though that recent work with wireless induction chargers mounted in the roadbed at a bus stop seems less prone to problems.
fast  burst  charge  station  recharge  recharging  charging  bus  vehicle  green  transportation  EV  PHEV  pantograph  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
HomePlug Powerline networks electric cars from Audi, BMW, more - SlashGear
Okay, this is interesting. Possibly an end run to make Homeplug/PLC a defacto communications interface standard for smart homes and the smart grid?
HomePlug  PLC  powerline  communication  standard  smarthome  smartmeter  smartgrid  EV  PHEV  management  control  charging  recharging  electric  car  automotive  technology  compatibility  green  vehicle  grid  battery  energy  storage  network  internet  networking  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
Basically an ultrasonic spot beam transducer setup, firing a focused beam of ultrasound towards the receiver, which I assume is just a tweaked piezoelectric microphone setup, to receive acoustic energy and convert that to electricity. Claim 8V transferable (what is the wattage?) and below OHSA sound limits. If the receiver and transmitter use active guidance, you might be able to use a phased array for the transmitter.

Just this side of crazy enough to work...
uBeam  wireless  charging  power  beam  beaming  remote  recharge  charge  recharger  charger  ultrasound  ultrasonic  transducer  spot  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
Batteries charge very quickly and retain capacity, thanks to new structure | News Bureau | University of Illinois
Interesting, using Styrofoam beads as a temporary lattice building framework to make a metal lattice, which is later covered with the final thin film. This creates a very high surface area, allowing super fast charging. But, still like SCiB batteries, it seems the energy density is lower than conventional electrode batteries of the same type (around 75%) . A worthy flaw to allow fast charging? But that doesn't get around the high amperage issues of fast charging, and there is the scary part about fast accidental discharge, so you face the same issues as ultracapacitors.
battery  design  thin  film  lattice  self  assembly  materials  science  research  technology  manufacturing  production  fast  high  recharge  charge  charging  recharging  rate  electrode  Delicious 
march 2011 by asteroza
A New Charging Method Could Greatly Reduce Battery Recharge Times
This reminds me of a piece of hardware sold to sailboat enthusiasts to recondition their battery by sending high frequency waves through a DC battery to help with the electrodes. I wonder if it's related?
oscillating  electric  field  battery  charging  technique  materials  science  chemistry  physics  research  technology  Delicious 
march 2010 by asteroza
Toyota to Develop Home Energy Management System with Storage Battery -- Tech-On!
Toyota getting in to the home energy management game. Naturally their end goal is the ability to do overnight and quick charging of PHEV and EV type vehicles, but this could be a tidy little business in it's own right if they work with construction suppliers and power companies to link into smart grids. Naturally local generation (solar, wind, natural gas fuelcell) and local storage have big parts to play in a smart grid, so making a good agnostic controller/management system is a must.
Toyota  HEMS  home  energy  management  system  smartgrid  local  battery  storage  green  PHEV  EV  recharge  recharging  charge  charging  hardware  electronics  devices  building  construction  Delicious 
february 2010 by asteroza
Magnifye Limited
Using a temperature controlled permeability magnetic screen, these guys are charging a superconducting magnet little by little to large levels (17T?). Possible interesting usages provided you don't care about flux line penetrating the bulk magnet
Magnifye  UK  EU  europe  superconductor  superconducting  bulk  permanent  magnet  magnetization  charging  materials  science  research  technology  heat  flux  pump  Delicious 
october 2009 by asteroza
Ford announces car-to-grid communications system for EVs — Autoblog
Finally pulling the pieces together for an actual vehicle2grid setup, at least for testing purposes. There are long term issues that need to be resolved regarding the balance of control over charge/discharge cycles and minimum %charge remaining in the battery of PHEV/EV systems. Am I willing to give up control of 25% or more of my battery capacity in exchange for some sort of meter crediting or reduced rates?
smartgrid  smartmeter  V2G  vehicle  grid  plugin  hybrid  electric  car  PHEV  EV  SMART  charging  charge  communications  standard  spec  protocol  control  format  Delicious 
august 2009 by asteroza

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