(978) 993-8038 facebook twitter linkedin google youtube pinterest rss

Patrick Agostino

Resolve I.T.™ has been serving the Beverly area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The “Current” State of Wireless Charging

The “Current” State of Wireless Charging

It seems that wireless power has fully upgraded from the electric toothbrush to our other electronics. This technology, known as near-field induction charging, has taken off… but it is still limited in the fact that the device has to be in contact with the charger. For now, at least.

Here, we’ll review what wireless charging is currently capable of, and what obstacles need to be overcome to accomplish safe wireless charging over distance.

How Wireless Charging is Used Today

Chances are, you probably use wireless charging on a daily basis, or at least could. Once the Qi wireless platform became the standard for wireless charging, not only did the technology become much more effective (going from a 2.5-watt delivery to 15 watts), both Apple and the various Android manufacturers have included it in their devices.

The convenience of wireless charging has really allowed the application of it to take off. In addition to workstations and nightstands, wireless chargers have appeared in public places, like restaurants. Plus, with no evidence that it negatively influences the battery’s lifespan any more than wired charging does, it only makes sense that wireless charging will be seen in more and more applications.

For instance, the Wireless Power Consortium (which developed Qi charging) has been developing large-form-factor charging pads for the kitchen to power appliances. More to a business’ interests, they are also investigating how to increase wireless charging power delivery limits.

Will Wireless Charging Ever Be Possible Over Distance?

A variety of manufacturers have developed a means to wirelessly send power over a (relatively small) distance, so it has been confirmed that such a technology is potentially possible.

It’s the efficiency that becomes the issue.

Once the power source and the receiving device are far enough apart, the charge that can be delivered quickly falls beyond the threshold that would be considered at all practical. In fact, with approximately 10 percent efficiency while close to the power source, this kind of charging could be considered irresponsible in addition to inefficient.

What’s worse, resolving that inefficiency by increasing the power could be extremely unsafe, and that’s where regulators start to find issues. Again, truly wireless charging achieves about 10 percent efficiency. It’s hard to compare that to Qi near-field’s rate of about 75 percent efficiency, and wired charging’s 85 percent.

What do you think? Will we ever see truly wireless charging that can safely compete with our other options? Share your thoughts in the comments!

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, 21 April 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Privacy Microsoft Cloud Business Computing Internet Google Hackers Productivity Malware Efficiency Smartphones Miscellaneous Business Backup Mobile Devices User Tips Network Security Hosted Solutions Software Innovation Email Business Management Communication Productivity Android Hardware Workplace Tips IT Services IT Support Communications Browser Smartphone Windows Upgrade Holiday Microsoft Office Data Save Money Passwords Windows 10 Social Media VoIP Network Cybersecurity Ransomware Computer Alert Office Marketing Business Continuity Tech Term Managed IT Services Managed Service Provider Apple Small Business Employer-Employee Relationship Remote Computing Outsourced IT Server Virtualization Bandwidth Automation Disaster Recovery Apps Chrome Quick Tips Health Big Data Hacking Mobile Device Management Windows 10 Internet of Things Collaboration Mobile Device IT Support Operating System Remote Monitoring History Password Data Backup Facebook Saving Money IT Solutions Wi-Fi The Internet of Things Users Gadgets WiFi Antivirus Mobile Computing Going Green Wireless iPhone Analytics Cloud Computing Application Excel Router Office Tips Retail Networking Gmail Mobility Applications Data Recovery App Computers Managed IT Services Physical Security Data Management Access Control VPN Current Events Artificial Intelligence Government Search... Cybercrime Settings Maintenance Law Enforcement Twitter Tablet Business Intelligence Website Office 365 Spam BYOD PowerPoint Mouse VoIP Battery Virus Biometrics Save Time Google Drive Workers Memory Politics Recovery Safety Telephone Systems Phishing Information Data Breach Wireless Technology Patch Management Proactive IT Sports Blockchain Social Engineering Paperless Office Lithium-ion battery Environment Entertainment Company Culture Word Compliance Net Neutrality Avoiding Downtime Managing Stress Information Technology Bring Your Own Device Managed IT Service G Suite Windows 8 Money eWaste Best Available Best Practice Budget Medical IT Cortana Hosted Solution Vulnerability Laptop Wearable Technology User Error Saving Time Downtime Touchscreen Online Currency HIPAA Cost Management Printer Hiring/Firing Connectivity Hard Drives Cleaning Bluetooth Printer Server DDoS Tech Support Phone System Programming Wireless Charging Scam Humor Customer Relationship Management People Files Robot Education Dark Web End of Support Internet Exlporer Virtual Assistant Tip of the week Data storage Healthcare Streaming Media Remote Monitoring and Management Data Protection BDR Fax Server Licensing Outlook Data Security Smart Technology Two-factor Authentication How To Tech Terms Human Resources Managed Service Shortcut Processors Microsoft Teams Samsung Network Attached Storage Customers Personal Information SharePoint Payment Vendor Management Entrepreneur Reporting Business Technology SSD Google Maps Eliminating Downtime Printing Spyware Travel Server Management IT Consultant SaaS instant Messaging Hacker Inventory Gadget Botnet Computer Accessories Wireless Internet Telephony Paper Hybrid Cloud Crowdfunding Live Streaming Machine Learning Vulnerabilities Video Surveillance Science Worker Commute GDPR Sales Mobile Security Cabling HP Touchpad Managed IT Cameras Help Desk Voice over IP Ink Cables WhatsApp Telecommute Relocation Consultant Running Cable Cryptocurrency Tablets Uninterrupted Power Supply Storage Debate Knowledge e-waste Techology Multi-Factor Security Document Management Certification eCommerce Time Management Workplace Voice over Internet Protocol News Data loss Law Firm IT Worker Social Error Comparison disposal HaaS Downloads Digital Training Online Shopping Chrome OS Telephone System Staff User Windows XP Social Networking Microsoft Office 365 Specifications Value Flexibility Copy Trends Edge Black Market Mobile Office Security Cameras Employee-Employer Relationship Amazon Websites USB Distributed Denial of Service Legal Paste Analyitcs Shadow IT Spotify Windows Media Player Authentication Conferencing Lead Generation A.I. Display Meetings Wearables Electronic Health Records Plug-In Trending Remote Support Dongle Access Customer Service Authorization Piracy Content Filtering Database Movies IT budget Skype Employees Advertising Printers Video Games Remote Control YouTube Webcam Troubleshooting User Tip Tactics WannaCry Unified Communications IT Management Monitor Automobile Risk Management Encryption Virtual Reality Analysis Windows 8.1 Update File Sharing Technology Tips Private Cloud Staffing Alerts Spam Blocking NarrowBand Update Telecommuting Internet Explorer Administration Hard Drive RAM Reputation WIndows 7 E-Commerce LinkedIn Notifications Bloatware Statistics User Security Backup and Disaster Recovery PDF Work/Life Balance Email Management Chromecast Unified Threat Management Profitability Millennials Threat

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code

Recent Comments

Milli Philpson 3 Great Consumer Mobile Apps for Your Business
21 September 2017
According to my view for topic of mobile app is extremely stunning as well as useful for me. Because...