Wireless power transfer – or Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) – is the transmission of electrical energy from a power source to an electrical device without the use of cord conductors. IPT has the potential to deliver major advancements in industries where there is an operational need to supply power through an air gap, without the need for current-carrying wires. IPT can provide power from an AC/DC source to compatible batteries or devices without physical connectors or wires and can be used in a myriad of applications in a range of challenging environments.
Freevolt’s inductive power technology enables industry-leading wireless power transfer solutions. The technology improves energy transfer efficiency, while reducing the size and weight of both the transmitter and the receiver. Freevolt’s IPT system blocks provide the flexibility to the different modules of the system that allows us to achieve bespoke designs and specifications for each application. This provides the ability to have highly efficient scalable systems in terms of both power (mWs up to kWs) and form factors.
Freevolt IPT prototype systems continue to decrease the size and weight of the transmitter and the receiver while being embedded into customer systems.
Operating in adverse environments, where corrosion and safety issues are proactively controlled, is a key element in the Aerospace industry. With the capability to power system blocks and full systems, Freevolt IPT tackles these challenges ensuring safety as well as system reliability.
Freevolt IPT has the potential to transform future warfare and alleviate the battlefield battery burden for both soldiers, manned and unmanned vehicles on land, in the air, and undersea. Applications include contactless charging of drones and UAVs, powered backpacks and detachable systems, removing the need for traditional wiring looms.
Machinery and devices in the industrial sector are often challenged by the constraints of using high power cables and the associated safety considerations. Freevolt IPT technology tackles this by enabling manufacturers, systems integrators, and OEMs to operate contactless rotational machinery, systems and sensors, making equipment more durable.
Freevolt IPT has been developed for wearables for a diverse range of applications that operate in the most stringent environments. Having a flexible technology that can be easily integrated into the device or garment, and is capable of ensuring a seamless user experience, is not only an advantage but a key USP.