8000-Watt Wireless EV Charger

April 17, 2016 by Jeff Shepard

ELIX Wireless announced mass availability of its 8000-Watt wireless charger by the end of 2017, in time to save Tesla 3 owners the hassle of plugging in their cars. Orders for the Tesla 3 have already exceeded 325,000 to date. ELIX will start taking deposits on the new wireless charger starting May 1.

ELIX began shipping its first product last year to various customers in the law enforcement and electrical vehicle industries in Canada, Europe and Asia. The company was started in 2013 by a group of PhDs from Stanford, the University of British Columbia in Canada, and the National University of Ireland. The underlying technology is patent protected.

ELIX technology sets itself apart from traditional inductive charging through a number of unique characteristics: the almost total absence of electro-magnetic radiation, making ELIX the safest technology for public and medical charging; a reduced cost per Watt when scaling the chargers to higher power levels, making ELIX the preferred charging mechanism for electric buses; and the high efficiency of its transmission, making ELIX the preferred charging technology for higher power levels.

In addition to all these benefits ELIX can charge in various weather conditions while maintaining high efficiency. ELIX can even transfer electrical power underwater and through various other liquids, such as oil and gasoline.

ELIX Wireless has claimed a breakthrough in the industry with its Magneto-Dynamic Coupling (MDC) technology. The company’s Wireless Charging Systems are targeted at applications in transportation, mining, material handling, oil & gas, implanted medical devices and autonomous vehicles. MDC is an inherently low-frequency technology, meaning it produces much less electromagnetic interference (EMI) than a high-frequency system. It also generates much less heat and loss in nearby materials, meaning it can be used in a wide range of conditions. MDC is naturally suited for underwater applications and it can even send power through metal. MDC is ideal for use in hazardous environments as the ELIX system does not rely on electrical contact between the self-contained units.