With the eventual adoption of true wireless power by consumer markets, devices will finally charge without any user intervention. The world will finally be free of wires and people fighting over outlets. The lifespan of batteries will be increased tenfold. Here's a preview of what can be expected.
Current wireless chargers claim to solve the limitations of wired charging. However, current charging methods are far from wireless and offer little to no use from a distance. Thankfully, the promise of real wireless charging is right around the corner and with it will come a surplus of benefits.
The problems that will be solved by true wireless charging
True wireless charging will solve many modern day issues including dying batteries, increased power needs, and limited accessibility. Let's break down these problems and how they will be solved.
Dying batteries is arguably the biggest problem true wireless charging will solve. Whether you use your phone as an alarm to wake up in the morning, as maps to navigate your day, or as a phone to handle your business, a charged battery is crucial to getting things done. With true wireless charging, you won't need to ask anyone for the nearest outlet or if you can borrow their charger. In fact, you won't need to do anything at all. Your phone will remain charged automatically whether at the office, airport, or the mall.
Increased power needs is an important matter too, especially as devices become smarter. Every new feature added to a device, whether it's a smartphone or watch, requires an increase in power. More power means bigger batteries. When a device can stay charged throughout the day, electronic devices - especially ones that are limited in size to begin with - will be able to maintain their shape without the need to add larger batteries. This is particularly important with IoTs that are limited in size and power.
Limited accessibility is another significant issue true wireless power will solve. Wired or even current "wireless" charging pads pose issues for places where installations are difficult or unlawful such as in the middle of an airport or nursing home. With true wireless technology, we won't need to worry about wiring at all. Furthermore, IoTs that are made to be used in motion, like those used in hospitals and warehouses, will remain charged throughout the day without having to retire them for charging periods.
Additional benefits of true wireless charging
In addition to addressing many current issues, true wireless charging offers an array of further benefits including battery optimization, universality, and safety.
Battery optimization will be a great benefit thanks to true wireless charging. As most techies know, a battery stays in optimal shape by keeping it in a charge range of 20-80 percent. Often, this is difficult to do given current charging methods. But if users didn't need to intervene to charge their devices, they would no longer have to deal with the consequences of using them till they die or charging them till full. With true wireless charging, we could optimize batteries by keeping them charged throughout the day at prime battery levels for the functional longevity of the battery. This would increase a battery's lifespan and decrease the frequency in which batteries need to be changed.
Universality could be the greatest achievement of true wireless power. Regardless of product or maker, there would finally be an end to the endless variations in chargers and ports. True wireless charging would be able to distinguish the different wattage requirements for devices, eliminating the need for various types of chargers even for the same type of port. This would make true wireless charging not just more energy efficient than current charging methods, but also more sustainable for the environment.
Safety is a benefit not to be overlooked since true wireless charging would eliminate the risk of electric shock, as well as trip and fire hazards, that are associated with bad outlets, wires, and improperly used adapters. Additionally, current wireless chargers use coils to transfer heat and there have already been reports of chargers and phones overheating. Moreover, current wireless chargers emit electromagnetic field radiation. Though these levels are deemed safe by governmental agencies, the long term affects are still unknown.
True wireless power is currently available
Wi-Charge has developed the only safe and long-range wireless power solution currently available. Our technology, which has over 80 patents and regulatory approval worldwide, uses infrared to safely beam energy at distances more than 30 ft. We have already partnered with multiple commercial and consumer companies to power smart devices without wires or batteries.
We recently began producing our own line of products like the Wi-Spot wireless digital display that brings advertising, marketing tools, and analytics near products in the physical consumer world. The Wi-Spot, which has already become a commercial success, is one example of how wireless power can enable new devices, services, and business opportunities that were previously inaccessible due to lack of power at the desired location. Contact us today for a partnership or to learn more.