Press Release – Spark Connected Helps WPC To Establish Standards For Rapidly Expanding LEV Sector

BERLIN, Germany, August 31, 2023.

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the leading global standards development organization for wireless power standards, is turning its attention to the emerging and rapidly expanding Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) market for its next wireless charging standard and to provide consumers and manufacturers alike with improved safety and convenience.

The WPC recently announced its new global standard for mobile devices with the Qi2 standard and will be launching its Ki standard for cordless kitchen appliances in 2024. The growing popularity of eBikes and electric scooters and the lack of a global charging standard for their rechargeable lithium-ion batteries is an opportunity for the WPC to apply its expertise to establish a universal wireless charging standard that ensures safety, convenience, and interoperability.

“A lack of a charging standard for this sector can easily lead to poor user experience and significant safety issues such as fires. A standard – like Qi2 or Ki – assures consumers that their devices are safe, efficient, and interoperable with other brands,” says Paul Struhsaker, executive director of the Wireless Power Consortium. “Consumer demand for convenience and efficiency is driving universal standards. Furthermore, standards provide consumers safety and reliability – from mobile devices to LEVs.”

Most eBikes and eScooters have rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, the same batteries that power smartphones and laptops, and can fail when damaged, overcharged, or operated in extreme temperature conditions. Batteries for LEVs though are much bigger— up to 100 times larger —than the ones in personal electronics and pose a greater risk.

The popularity of LEVs surged during the pandemic and the corresponding drop in prices made them more affordable. However, inconsistent manufacturing standards and the availability of after-market chargers that may not be compatible with the battery is leading to more fires and injuries. The dominant problems with battery charging today for LEVs include:

• The absence of a universal standard for chargers.
• The connectors on the charging cable for LEVs wear out and break.
• There exists no mobile charging alternative.

“The global marketplace – from mobile phones to the vehicles we park in our driveways – recognizes the value of universal standards,” says Ken Moore, WPC LEV group chairman. “This is an ideal time to introduce universal wireless charging standards for the LEV industry. The development and design of eBikes and eScooters are relatively new and innovations and modifications will continue to occur as the industry matures and consumer preferences are reflected in these new products.”

About The Wireless Power Consortium

The Wireless Power Consortium leads the world in ensuring consumers, retailers, and manufacturers that they can rely on universal, interoperable standards and certifications for wireless power. Through rigorous testing and certifications, the global body is dedicated to ensuring safe, efficient, and interoperable wireless charging and wireless power.

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Ken Moore, Spark Connected CEO
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Press Release – Spark Connected and Infineon Technologies unveil 500 W wireless charging module

DALLAS, Texas, and Munich Germany. August 17, 2023.

Spark Connected, a global leader in developing advanced, safe and innovative wireless power technology, and Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), are announcing the market release of a 500 W wireless charging solution named Yeti. The ready-to-integrate wireless charging module is intended for the powering and charging of industrial machinery, autonomous mobile robots, automated guided vehicles, light electric vehicles, e-Mobility and other power-intensive applications.

The Yeti 500W industrial wireless charging module features high power capability, delivering up to 500 W of power for efficient and fast charging. It also boasts the industry’s highest efficiency of over 95 percent. This not only reduces power losses, but also facilitates thermal management, improving overall performance and durability. For a seamless user experience, the Yeti 500W offers an exceptional misalignment tolerance of over 40 mm in all directions. As a result, reliable charging is ensured even if the orientation is not perfectly accurate. In addition, the module is widely compatible and can charge all common battery types and voltages.

This versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of industrial applications, offering convenience and adaptability. The Yeti 500W incorporates advanced features to ensure robust and safe operation. These include over-voltage and over-current protection to protect both the charger and connected equipment from potential damage or hazards. Furthermore, the Yeti 500W is designed for easy integration into existing industrial systems, enabling fast time-to-market for companies looking to expand their charging infrastructure without significant disruption.

“We are excited to partner with Spark Connected and provide differentiated Bluetooth Low Energy microcontrollers and highly-efficient power devices for their latest Yeti 500W industrial wireless charging module,” said Tony Antonacci, Senior Director Applications Marketing at Infineon Technologies. “The Yeti represents a step forward in charging power and integration, enabling industries to improve their operations and move towards an energy-efficient wire-free future.”

“Combining Spark’s disruptive wireless power technology with Infineon’s broad semiconductor portfolio, we are empowering industries to embrace the full potential of wireless charging, enabling truly autonomous systems and revolutionizing the way they operate,” said Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO of Spark Connected. “This production-grade module provides unparalleled efficiency and convenience, which we believe will usher in a new era of innovation and productivity to our customers.”

The Yeti 500W integrates Infineon’s dual-core PSoC™ 63 Bluetooth® Low Energy MCU for intelligent control, and the company’s CoolGaN™ products for improved efficiency and reduced EMI. By eliminating the need for physical connectors and cables, this wireless charging system enables seamless and flexible charging, enhancing efficiency, productivity, and safety in industrial settings.


The Yeti 500W industrial wireless charging module is available for customer sampling in Q3 2023. More information is available at

About Spark Connected

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly

Spark connected is an industry leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefit a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Telecom and Security, Robotics, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.  Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products.

Spark Connected is a member of the Wireless Power Consortium, and leads the effort to define and advance the specification for wireless charging of light electric vehicles (LEVs) and other high-power applications. By actively participating in these standards discussions, Spark plays a crucial role in shaping the future of wireless charging, enhancing user experiences, and fostering industry growth.

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Ruwanga Dassanayake, Spark Connected COO
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