The intelligence of eCoupled technology allows it to dynamically seek resonance and optimize power transfers at high efficiencies (greater than 98% at 120 volts/1.4 kilowatts) under multiple, varying spatial configurations and load conditions–from low power to high power applications. The solution can be either adaptive or integrated. So different devices from different brands requiring different power needs can share a single power source. It’s a truly interoperable solution.
eCoupled has received excellent marks for safety, EMC noise and other international performance standards by multiple third-party certifiers or standards bodies. It does not erase data or interfere with wireless devices. And, because it doesn't require exposed metal connections, it greatly reduces the risk of electrical arcing and shorting.
eCoupled technology will automatically stop supplying power if excessive demands are made. It is active only when the primary supply and secondary receiving coils are within the required range of one another, further improving safety.
eCoupled instantaneously evaluates the needs of an eCoupled-enabled device and supplies the optimal amount of power to the device. This level of recognition leads to extraordinary efficiency. By not broadcasting power, eCoupled reduces energy losses. Additionally, eCoupled supplies power only when called upon by a device. With traditional corded power, chargers and cradles often remain connected to mains power when not in use. This standby power consumption (or “no-load power consumption”) is highly inefficient. Why? Because the total amount of power consumed in standby mode can be nearly the same as the amount consumed when actively charging a device. eCoupled is simply a better method of transferring power because it does so only as needed.
The efficiency of battery chargers and external power supplies varies greatly depending of on the class, design and draw mode. For additional analysis and explanation on these differences, please refer to the U.S. Department of Energy Research on this subject here.
Note that the charts on pages 3 to 41 (98) reveal that the Median Efficiency of a Group A (0 to 1 Watt) external power supply is only 29%, while the Median Efficiency of a Group E (>50 to 80 Watt) external power supply is 85%.
Intelligent communications protocols and the design-friendly nature of eCoupled eliminate unnecessary cords and outdated battery solutions, while reducing energy wasted through inefficient battery chargers. It also provides product designers and manufacturers the ability to improve the sustainability and environmental responsibility of their offerings by reducing landfill waste.
eCoupled supports a universal wireless power solution. Global interoperability among devices will remove power cords from our lives once and for all. Universal wireless power also means eCoupled can be designed to power and charge multiple devices at the same time, including devices that require different charging voltages.
eCoupled sensitive system monitoring is the heart of intelligent wireless power. It allows any eCoupled power source to communicate directly with any eCoupled device that comes within range. When an eCoupled-enabled device is recognized, the system instantaneously evaluates its needs and directs the optimal amount of power to the device. By not broadcasting power and maintaining a high level of control, eCoupled is safe and efficient.
eCoupled technology uses a proprietary protocol to communicate with the devices it powers. It authorizes instantaneous identification of eCoupled-enabled devices and two-way feedback on the operation and status of powered devices.
eCoupled technology immediately recognizes when any non eCoupled-enabled device comes within range of a power source and will not supply power. The technology also focuses power on the eCoupled-enabled devices within range, maintaining higher levels of efficiency and keeping surrounding materials, which could potentially pull power current away, safe.
eCoupled technology meets EMI/RFI regulations, ensuring full device functionality while charging and eliminating potential interference with other electronic devices.
Traditional inductive coupling has had limited use due to the relative inflexibility of the positioning of primary and receiving coils in relation to one another. The unique adaptive feature of eCoupled eliminates the need for precise positioning in multiple dimensions, making it easy to connect with the power and data source.
Traditional inductive coupling is restricted to a single device matched to a single primary. eCoupled allows a single primary to supply power to one device, or simultaneously to supply power to multiple similar or differing devices.
We have integrated low-cost modulation into the eCoupled circuitry, enabling data transfer at rates of up to 1.1 Mbps. eCoupled can accommodate a variety of communication needs through differing levels of technology to support individual applications.
eCoupled has strong IP and prototype portfolios that support a growing network of industry-leading partners. This framework has allowed our technology to advance beyond any other products or competing technologies using physics, sophisticated software algorithms, inductive power principles and advanced materials science.
eCoupled technology has efficiencies comparable to standard plug and socket connections. Devices charge in roughly the same amount of time as a traditional plug-in charger.
Multiple devices are supported by a single primary, eliminating the need for multiple separate power supplies or chargers. eCoupled allows for convenient, universal wireless charging.
eCoupled means the elimination of external ports. Instead of plugs and connectors, the primary and eCoupled-enabled device can simply be placed in close proximity. Electrical connectors are another common failure point for devices. eCoupled devices do not rely on connectors or proprietary chargers, providing opportunities for enhanced durability and longer product life.
eCoupled can operate on either AC power from a wall outlet or DC power from an adapter. The same primary can be plugged into the DC outlet in a car as well as into the AC outlet in a house to power any electrical device.
eCoupled technology can power devices and charge batteries through full integration in a device or by means of external adapters that contain the technology.