Wireless charging through the air is closer than ever. This is all we know about how it will work

Homes are becoming filled with more and more smart devices and technological products, which makes our walls and floors full of cables. The idea of ​​a smart home without cables is slowly taking shapeand Belkin would have the solution for it, which would arrive this year.

The company has provided information about the technology of wireless charging for the home you are preparing, allowing the charging of smart devices without the need for cables nor to remain on any surface. Belkin has started working with the company Wi-Charge to launch products that offer compatibility with the technology provided by this company.

Wireless charging over the air via infrared

From Wi-Charge they ensure that their technology is capable of transferring up to 1W of power through infrared rays towards devices that are within a maximum range of 12 meters. While this doesn’t sound like much, it would be a good wireless alternative for those smart home devices that don’t consume much power.

Wireless

Currently, the closest example we have is the wireless charging of our mobile phones, which uses a base that, when in contact with the phone, transfers energy through the generated magnetic field. In the case of Belkin we talk about over-the-air technologysomething that we already saw some time ago in manufacturers like Xiaomi with its Mi Air Charge.

Belkin ya prepare a series of products and accessories to make this wireless charging compatible, but has not yet specified which of its devices will include this technology. These have been the statements of Brian Van Harlingen, CTO of Belkin:

“The future of charging has been transitioning from wired to wireless for years, and we anticipate wireless over-the-air charging technology to accelerate this evolution.”

This technology can benefit the charging of devices such as smart speakers, mobile phones, smartwatches, or even toothbrushes, all wirelessly. For it, the devices would connect via infrared to the transmitter that provides Wi-Chargea small device that would be connected to a plug and would be responsible for charging the devices.

Via | Ars Technica


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