As the world races toward a future of true wireless power, it also attempts to protect itself from the ever-increasing problem of toxic waste and exploitation of natural resources. Fortunately, unlike other recent technological breakthroughs, true wireless power promises to be better for the environment by reducing e-waste associated with wires, batteries, and precious metals.
Currently, the world generates more than 50 million tons of e-waste a year, a number that is expected to skyrocket as IoTs increase in power and 5G technology make older devices obsolete. While some companies are planning to accommodate for this by designing larger and smaller batteries, companies like Wi-Charge are focusing on reducing the need for batteries altogether or extending their lifespan. Let’s take a look at some of the ways wireless power will help make our planet greener.
1. Wireless Means Less Wires
As ironic as this may sound, current wireless charging methods are not exactly wireless. Qi chargers still use wires and the list of devices they can charge is limited. With true wireless charging, all charging cords will be eliminated and the list of devices that can be charged wirelessly will grow exponentially.
Think about all the wires currently used, not just for phone chargers and IoTs, but also to supply customers and clients with outlets in airports, offices, malls, and all other commercial venues. With wireless power keeping devices constantly charged, commercial and industrial buildings will require less hardwiring.
Furthermore, wires don't just take up space in e-waste but also in the vast exploitation of natural resources necessary to make wires like copper, aluminum, and zinc. Eliminating or greatly reducing the need for wires will be one of the most important achievements for a more sustainable future.
2. Wireless Means Less Batteries
Current “wireless” chargers that use inductive or resonant technologies don’t allow for charging from a distance, so devices still require large batteries to stay functional. With true wireless charging, batteries will be eliminated or reduced in size since devices will be receiving power wirelessly throughout the day.
For instance, if smartphones can maintain a constant charge via wireless power at home, at the office, and in public spaces, batteries won't need to be big enough to power a device all day. This will allow companies to focus on technological improvements since they won't be limited by battery power.
This is especially important for IoTs which are limited in size but will require more power as they receive technological upgrades. Whether it's keeping a hearing aid charged throughout the day or powering a sensor that requires constant data input or output, wireless power will fuel the future of tech innovation.
3. Wireless Means Longer Battery Life
In today's world, many batteries die prematurely due to poor charging habits. For optimum battery health, a battery should maintain a charge between 20-80 percent. This is difficult to achieve for most people who use their devices regularly throughout the day and don't always have access to a charger or outlet.
Even with regular access to a charger, most people are too busy using their devices and either forget or find it inconvenient to charge their batteries at ideal intervals. This results in devices constantly being left on empty or full battery capacity, two states of health that are less than ideal for a battery's longevity.
With true wireless power, devices will be kept at optimal charging levels throughout the day, increasing the lifespan of its batteries. Furthermore, devices will continue to charge even while walking around the office or house on an important phone call, allowing one to focus on the more important things in life.
AirCord: The Future of Wireless Power
Wi-Charge's AirCord technology is currently the only long-range wireless power that charges devices from distances over 30 feet safely, effectively, and sustainably. One AirCord transmitter can save roughly 5,000 AA batteries. And unlike other technologies, AirCord doesn't emit radiation or lose power over long distances. At Wi-Charge, efficiency and sustainability are not just words; it's what motivates us.
We imagine a world that is no longer littered by disposable batteries and where people don't need to fight over outlets. A world in which smart technology is smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable. Join us today by partnering up. Whether you work in the commercial, industrial, or consumer production markets, ask us how we can bring true wireless power to your business.