Wibotic’s unmanned wireless charging technology is CE marked


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WiBotic received the CE Marks for two 300W and 250W charging systems. The CE mark ensures stringent safety, health and environmental protection requirements for products marketed in the European community In an interview with EE Times Europe, WiBotic CEO Ben Waters indicated that TR-301 transmitter with an onboard OC-301 Charger (300W operating), TR-301 transmitter with an onboard charger OC-251 (running 250W) received CE certification after passing several tests. In the tests, key parameters are tested, including radioactive emissions, harmonic emissions, AC emissions, radio frequency immunity, exposure to radio frequencies, and overall product safety. CE Marking is an essential part of marketing a product in European society, but at the same time it requires numerous tests to qualify the product for safety and reliability. After approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States, the opportunity to introduce this product in other countries around the world is an important one, Waters noted. “Unlike the FCC, CE Marks have requirements for both electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and compliance for electronic safety. The EMC compliance test is similar to the FCC test, but differs slightly in terms of testing procedures and emissions limits, which are more stringent. From the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). WiBotic has also completed electronic safety requirements according to the CB chart. Both are important for our products and help customers who have similar requirements for their robots to move through these processes quickly. As more and more robotic safety standards emerge worldwide, the Ensuring that our products meet similar requirements is essential to helping the entire robotics industry reach maturity, reliability and scalability, ”Waters said. The CE mark is the manufacturer’s declaration that the requirements of the relevant European directives have been met. The CE marking on a product, its packaging, or the accompanying information indicates that the minimum standards for quality, health and safety have been met. WiBotic Technology WiBotic allows medium-sized drones and robots to be recharged quickly, making it possible to use UAV and robotics technology in various industrial applications such as transportation and safety. “We do a lot of work with our standard battery charging products other than wireless charging. There are an increasing number of battery charging standards around the world and charging efficiency standards. We are working to meet these requirements as well as continuing to improve our wireless production line to obtain Smaller size, lighter weight, and higher efficiency. ”TR-301 is a high-power transmitter that has the ability to transmit up to 300 watts to a wide range of products, including drones. It supports both OC- and onboard chargers. 251 and OC-301. In drone solutions, the system can be installed in a case, landing pads, or as a stand-alone unit. It can also be wall-mounted, for ground robots, in a manner similar to robotic hoofs returning to the base station for recharging. The reliability of wireless charging gives robots Drones have greater autonomy, which requires less human intervention and maintenance than connected charging systems. Figure 1: WiBotic Wireless Charging System with TR-301 Transmitter and Onboard Charger OC-301 Figure 2: Drone with Charger W iBotic’s OC-251 on board, sits atop the WiBotic PowerPad (TR-301 transmitter in enclosure) Metal TR-301 The case includes bezels and an LCD for system messages and LEDs to show system status at all times. Standard antenna with coaxial cable and built-in Ethernet port allows external systems to monitor and control the transmitter using either a web-based WiBotic API or Wibotic Commander for fleet power management. Waters noted that the onboard chargers ensure compatibility with most battery chemistries and are fully programmable between 0-60 volts and 0-30 amps (OC301) or 0-12 amps (OC251). In addition, the onboard chargers can communicate with the drone or robot using CANbus. As drone flights and the use of robots become more stable and frequent, the use of flexible wireless charging stations provides the possibility of fast charging without interfering with operation. Waters emphasized that size, weight, strength and cost are the four big elements that WiBotic hears from its customers. “Smaller size, lighter weight, more power (and higher efficiency) and lower cost are all important things for us to work on. Of course there are many trade-offs … Smaller size sometimes means more heat generated for the same amount of energy. So we’re working on a balance. Between all those trade-offs and ensuring a high level of reliability. Hardware design is a challenge, but power electronics are particularly difficult. Building reliability and compliance with certification standards are constantly advancing efforts at WiBotic, ”Waters said. .


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