HARMAN smart/auto
Automotive Wireless Charger

Charging Smartphones on the Go

Consumers rely on their phones for a whole spectrum of connected services. These services include audio and video applications, media streaming via Bluetooth, online navigation and much more. Map applications, used primarily in the car, access a smartphone data connection and GPS signal, which rapidly depletes the phone battery. Keeping a mobile device charged is a never-ending story for most consumers. Despite heavy in-vehicle use of mobile phones, most users these days have no option but to plug their device in to a USB port to maintain charge on their daily commute. As well as being inconvenient, the simple absence of a cable is enough to render it impossible. A built-in wireless charger presents a far more convenient way to charge a device while travelling.

Designed for Automotive Integration

The HARMAN smart/auto Wireless Charging Module helps automakers integrate the latest Qi-compliant technology, enabling in-vehicle wireless smartphone charging for their customers. Equipped with three transmitting coils, the HARMAN wireless charger supports best-in-class transmitter-receiver coupling and position freedom. It incorporates a smart interface that communicates with the most common automotive buses (CAN, LIN, etc.) to continuously monitor the charging status. An advanced Foreign Object Detection (FOD) feature reliably prevents transmitting power to any none Qi-compliant object such as coins, paper clips, foil, wrappers, etc. The wide range of WPC Qi standards from 5W low power up to 15W medium power supports the most popular proprietary fast-charge algorithms. Designed as an automotive-grade ECU, the charging module is compliant with automotive safety, security, environmental and regulatory requirements, while enabling industry-leading charging performance and efficiency.

Key Highlights
  • Qi-standard compliant and approved for automotive environments
  • Compatible with most phone cases and sleeves that support Qi standard
  • Keeps device secure, even during bumps/crashes
  • Enables free positioning with three-array power transfer coils

Features

Qi Standard

Meets the global Qi standard to ensure compatibility between Qi-compatible phones and other electronics and chargers.

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Fast Charging Technology

Supports up to 10W fast charging for Samsung smartphones and up to 7.5W fast charging for Apple smartphones.

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Foreign Object Detection (FOD)

FOD with more accurate quality-factor monitoring. Enhanced FOD with “open FOD”, using coil’s Q-factor measurement to detect object even before power transfer.

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Device Identification

Customized charging profile depending on phone manufacturer. Receiver ID detection for user recognition without NFC.

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Updatable

Charger module is updatable via in-vehicle diagnostics interface.

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Free Charging Position

The power transfer coils built into the charging module facilitate a wider charging area, and also aid free phone positioning.

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Variants
AWC10
  • 1 coil
  • Wide input operating voltage (6-16V)
  • Maximum charging power 10 watts
AWC15L
  • 3-array power transfer coils
  • Wide input operating voltage (6-36V)
  • Maximum charging power 15 watts
  • LIN/CAN (displays charging status)
Common specs
  • Foreign Object Detection (FOD)
  • Protection against overheating
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