🎉We can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! 🎉
Congratulations to Team "Wireless Charging" (idea 56). We are really excited for all finalists and a really big thank you to all participants for your interest in this challenge!

We got over 200 submissions! 65 ideas got one or more TAPAS boards, 10 submissions were presentation-ready.
And now we have 5 finalists! YEAH 😃 The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
What's next?
We are now preparing the next steps for you, the community. Please stay tuned!
We are working on a forum and a separate webpage. If you have any question please don't hesitate to contact us via email!


Fast wireless charging for EV

The TAPAS inverter with GaN switches can be used for implementing a dc/dc converter that allows wireless charging of e-vehicles. That would be the primary inverter that converts DC to AC, providing the power to the primary coil. With TAPAS the transfer can be at high frequencies and with minimized power losses. The system could be fast and efficient. 

  • Francesca Grazian
  • Mar 7 2018
  • Dominic Buchstaller commented
    08 Mar 11:20

    Could you provide some more detail how such wireless charging systems work? Would you buy one or make one yourself? What frequency range do they operating in? Power level?

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    20 Mar 13:30

    Hey Francesca,
    could you provide some more detail how such wireless charging systems work? Would you buy one or make one yourself? What frequency range do they operating in? Power level?

    The following notes might help you: 

    • What is the goal of your project?
    • How does the technical set-up look like?
    • How do you want to implement your idea? (step-by-step guide, schematics, plan, video or presentation will help!)
    • Are you working in a team? List the names of your team members.
    • How many TAPAS boards will you need for your project?

    Thank you! :-)
    Regards, Nora from the TAPAS team



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