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Wireless Battery Charger
Wednesday, 18 July 2007

ImageC6jones720 previously showed us his 914 development platform along with some industrial solar cells he intends to use for charging up the batteries. Chris has been doing some more work on supplying external power to the Bot - using inductive power transfer so that there is no direct electrical connection.

Chris has written a short document on his findings so far which you can view in PDF format: WirelessBatteryCharger.pdf (118Kb)

Some very interesting results so far using off the shelf parts. I guess the next steps will perhaps be to try conveying power over a larger air gap - to save having to pry those magnets apart when charging has finished.

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