wireless power transfer
high efficiency, high power, large air gap
Wireless Power - Shaping the future of WEVC by UniServices
inFact worked with UniServices to create prototype enclosures for Halo IPT - Inductive Power Transfer system capable of charging a car over across a 250mm air gap.
Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) uses magnetic fields to transfer power from transmitter (track) to receiver (pickup) instead of cables or brushes.
This system required mechanical and aesthetic integration for launch in Norway at an international show in 2009.
In 2011 Qualcomm, a world-leading provider of wireless technology and services bought the University’s IPT technology for the wireless charging of electric vehicles. This technology is now part of Qualcomm Halo™.
the University of Auckland pioneered the invention and development of high efficiency, high power wireless power transfer
inFact was commissioned by
UniServices to mechanically integrate their inductive power transfer technology into a system of products that were to be launched at the EVS24 electric vehicle trade show in Norway.
inFact’s brief was to create a believable family aesthetic that communicated the technology's high power transfer abilities across a 250mm air gap, while displaying its New Zealand origins.
inFact worked closely with UniServices to determine the functional and safety requirements of a high voltage system.
Our Mechanical Engineering and
Industrial Design teams worked alongside manufacturers and university researchers to deliver a design within a short time frame.
inFact heavily utilised CAD and CNC
manufacturing processes to ensure all
components fitted and worked first time.
The entire system was packaged and
shipped to Europe where the success
of the system was due to the professional results collectively achieved.
Controller on display