Monday, March 14, 2011

RRC releases OEM samples of high-efficiency wireless power technology for medical, military and industrial markets

LOS ANGELES, USA: RRC power solutions Inc., a leader in high-quality power supplies, chargers and battery packs, announced availability of evaluation kits of its high-efficiency wireless power technology. RRC’s wireless technology is aimed at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) making portable products for medical, military, instrumentation and industrial markets, in addition to consumer markets.

“Many wireless charging solutions are designed for low-wattage consumer devices such as cell phones, while RRC’s approach also addresses important and promising industrial markets where devices range up to 500 watts,” said Paul Cahill, president of RRC power solutions Inc. “Unlike approaches that waste significant power when not actively charging, RRC’s technology is able to maintain high efficiency during both active and passive modes.”

RRC has developed two wireless power platforms for OEMs. One platform is targeted at custom designs with higher wattage requirements (5 W to 500 W) and delivering high efficiency, exceeding 90 percent. This RRC platform will be fully compliant with worldwide energy efficiency standards such as Energy Star.

The second platform, which the evaluation kits are based on, focuses on compliance with the Wireless Power Consortium’s 5 W “Qi” (pronounced “chee”) standard and is aimed at lower-wattage devices.

“Wireless charging is an extremely attractive technology, eliminating cables and tangled cords, offering a green solution and simplifying the end-user interface. We expect the market for wireless charging in consumer applications to grow from 2.3 million units in 2010 to 464 million units in 2014, and we also predict healthy growth for wireless charging in OEM markets in the industrial, medical and military sectors," notes Tina Teng, senior analyst, Wireless Communications, iSuppli.

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