Tesla unveils a wireless charging plate equipped with FreePower technology: what is it?

Tesla continues to deliver to its store. This time with a Qi-compatible wireless charging pad. Its special features, in addition to being quite expensive, is to use FreePower technology.

Tesla Wireless Charging Platform // Source: Tesla

After the external SSD, smart, powerful but expensive, Tesla does it again by marketing a product called Wireless charging platform. A Qi-compatible wireless charging pad that integrates technology FreePower.

Tesla Wireless Charging Platform // Source: Tesla

Wireless charging power is up to 15W per device, with the option of charging three devices at the same time.

What is FreePower technology?

Hard to talk about technology FreePower not to mention the product that inspired it: Apple’s AirPower.

Previewed at a conference in September 2017, AirPower was supposed to take Qi wireless charging to the next level, freeing it from annoyances like precise device positioning. But after years of development challenges, Apple canceled AirPower. Still, others have continued, such as Aira’s FreePower technology.

Tesla Wireless Charging Platform // Source: Tesla

Thanks to FreePower, all you have to do is drop any Qi phone (one, two or three) or earphone case anywhere on the Alcantara and they charge.

There is no need for careful thinking or positioning; it “just works”. In total, Aira claims 30 patentable innovations inside a board just six millimeters thick. Technically, this base integrates an array of 18 Qi coils into a relatively thin accessory.

Source: Aira

Also, energy efficiency would be better than conventional bases.

This technology comes at a price: $300 for Tesla. We even wonder if it is this technology that equips Tesla cars’ wireless chargers.

Nomad Base Station Pro // Source: Aira

It seems wiser to turn to the Nomad Base Station Pro, which incorporates the same technology for around 200 euros.

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