How our systems work
Every system consists of four primary components: 1) the transmitter circuit, 2) transmitter antenna, 3) onboard charger circuit, and 4) receiver antenna. These components are highlighted when selected in the diagram below.
WiBotic’s browser-based Control Panel software for configuration and system monitoring is included and can be accessed from any browser over the Internet, a local network, or point-to-point Ethernet connection depending upon customer security preferences. Systems can also operate in an autonomous mode where no browser connection is required after initial configuration. All Transmitters and Onboard Chargers are inter-compatible, operating in a one-to-one, one-to-many, or many-to-many scenario.
Individual components are chosen based upon the size, weight, and power level requirements for each robot, and can be combined to create a flexible and universal charging infrastructure for large robot fleets.
The transmitter converts wall power into wireless power. Two models are available with 150W and 300W power output respectively. The 200mm TC-200 transmitter antenna (quoted separately) outputs the wireless power signal and connects via a standard 24″ SMA cable.
The onboard charger (OC) circuit receives wireless power signal through the standard RC-100 receiver antenna (quoted separately) and converts it into the proper DC voltage for charging. Choose from five OC models based upon the desired size, weight, power level and environmental conditions.
Control Panel Software
The browser-based Control Panel software lets users configure and monitor the system in real time from any computer or other connected device (device not included). Two APIs are also available to allow integration with other software systems.
Pick a system that works for you
All of our components are interoperable, but please keep in mind that the power output of the system is limited by the lowest power component. For example, if you select a transmitter with a lower power limit than the onboard charger, then the system will be limited by the specs of the transmitter.
WiBotic onboard chargers can also be used as programmable battery chargers for plug-in or wired charging. In this mode users still have the ability to adjust charge voltage and rate (amps) “on the fly” to optimize charging and increase battery lifespan.
If you need help determining the power level you might need, click on the button below to use our charge time calculators:
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