Rotating Permanent Magnets to Reduce Radiation
As Vancouver Company Gets China Investment Boost
Vancouver-based Elix Wireless is promoting a method of electrical wireless power transfer – MDC, for magneto-dynamic coupling – it says is safer for electric vehicle charging in that it emits far lower levels of potentially hazardous electromagnetic radiation than competing inductive charging technologies.
Elix has a new agreement with China’s Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Company to help commercialize the technology. Zongshen acted as the lead investor in a $5 million (U.S.) investment round, Elis says.
The Chinese company brings “unparalleled engineering and manufacturing experience,” Elix CEO Ms. Rosalie Hou said in a release. “Whereas Elix has one of the best R&D teams in Canada, it would have taken years to scale up manufacturing, as we could not find that kind of manufacturing expertise in Canada.
“By teaming up with Zongshen, Elix will be able to enter the market much faster,” she said.
Elix claims several unique characteristics for its MDC technology for WEVC/wireless electric vehicle charging technology. MDC boasts an “almost total absence of electromagnetic radiation,” the company says, “making Elix the safest technology for public and medical charging.”
Lower Per-Watt Cost
Elix further claims a reduced cost per watt when scaling the chargers to higher power levels, “making Elix the preferred charging mechanism for electric buses and cars.”
MDC employs “innovative use of rotating permanent magnets that are coupled together via the rotating magnet fields created by the magnets.
Manufacturing in China
“This new approach for wireless power transfer avoids the potential health risks associated with high frequency electromagnetic fields that alternative wireless power solutions generate,” Elix says. It is “a breakthrough in the industry.”
Manufacturing of the Elix chargers will move to China.
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