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Wireless power transfers from our University to the world

25 October 2017

As a nation, we’ve recently encountered some milestones in the field of Wireless Power Transfer. This field evolved from Inductive Power Transfer, technology pioneered by Faculty of Engineering Professors John Boys and Grant Covic, and is now used all over the world.

Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) enables power to be transmitted via large air gaps efficiently, making applications such as wireless handheld device and electrical vehicle charging a possibility. The research, spanning over a decade, has expanded into a University of Auckland startup PowerbyProxi in 2007, making this city “the home of wireless power”.

Read more about our faculty’s most recent involvements and associations with this increasingly essential technology: