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Advances in Electronics
Volume 2014, Article ID 820398, 10 pages
Research Article

The European Legislation Applicable to Medium-Range Inductive Wireless Power Transmission Systems

1Tekcem, 78580 Maule, France
2ESIGELEC, Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, 76800, France

Received 8 January 2014; Revised 6 May 2014; Accepted 11 June 2014; Published 10 July 2014

Academic Editor: Frederick Mailly

Copyright © 2014 Frédéric Broydé et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Medium-range inductive wireless power transmission systems allow a sufficient power transfer without requiring close proximity between a primary coil and a secondary coil. We briefly investigate the range of a typical system and its radiated emission, from the perspectives of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and human exposure requirements. We then discuss the applicable legislation in the European Union, the main question being the applicability of the R&TTE or radio equipment directives. Our conclusion is that this applicability depends on multiple parameters, among which is the presence of a self-tuning capability or of a transmitter control based on telemetry.