Electric Vehicle and Wireless Charging Laboratory

Wireless charging tests of electric vehicles (EV) have been conducted at the EVTC Wireless Laboratory located at the Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL. These tests were performed to document testing protocols, evaluate standards and evaluate operational related wireless charging characteristics. The presented results give the charging efficiency of a Plugless wireless charger of 3.3 kW rated input power operating at 20 kHz resonant frequency. The results show a maximum charging efficiency of 94% at about 19 cm (7.5 in) of vertical separation. The electric and magnetic fields emanating from the transmitter were measured with and without the unit installed on the vehicle. Measurements after the unit was installed indicate a peak electric field of 430 V/m (0.43 kV/m) and a peak magnetic field of 57 μT at the rear of the vehicle near the installed location. Measurements at the side of the vehicle indicate a much lower electric field strength below 2 V/m along the entire side length of the vehicle.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Submitted as: Final Research Project Report, EVTC Project 15 – Electric Vehicle and Wireless Charging Laboratory. This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Electric Vehicle Transportation Center

    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL  United States 

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Raustad, Richard
    • Wilson, William
  • Publication Date: 2018-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Research Project Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01671006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FSEC-CR-2078-18
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC51
  • Files: UTC, NTL, TRIS, RITA, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2018 10:05AM