Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Mar. 26, 2014
Jun. 30, 2013
Document Information [Line Items]      
Entity Registrant Name Ideal Power Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001507957    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Trading Symbol IPWR    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   7,010,959  
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2013    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 0