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New Wi-Fi Tech Could Enable Wireless Charging

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Last Updated: Jun 8, 2015

We all know how having many intervened cables can be annoying at times and cause discomfort. Well, it seems those days could soon come to an end, at least when it comes to tablet and smartphone charging. New Wi-Fi tech could very soon allow charging of smartphones and tablets in a wireless way.

Scientists are developing a new wireless charging that will allow for your tablet or a smartphone to be charged from a distance of approximately 30 feet. That would totally eliminate the use of cables.

Experts from the Washington University are at stages of development of new technology named” Power over Wi-Fi”. The technology utilizes wireless networks already in use to eliminate the presence of charging cords.

One of the researchers on this particular project, Vamsi Talla, says that the infrastructure regarding the Wi-Fi already exists and that it should be put to good use. He mentioned that the most common use would be to direct the structures’ wireless power to offices and homes, to gain function such as smartphone or tablet charging.

The new tech mentioned above works on a principle of converting already existing radio frequency power into direct current power, but with a twist. It will use Wi-Fi routers as an access point. According to Times Union, it doesn’t need any special hardware equipment.

However, one tech glitch has emerged. The max power output is limited per router, but the great minds have solved that issues.

Scientists from the University of Washington used router software which induces the wireless hardware to send power signals when the traffic goes bellow a lower limit. CS Monitor reports. The continuous connection is gained by a three-channel power transmissions, during the time when a certain device is charging. That’s will help in not overloading any of the Wi-Fi channels.

Tangled Smartphone Cords

That is not the sole usage of the new tech. It can also power up the IoT. That’s very convenient because of the number of small, low power devices which are increasing from day to day in our homes and offices.

There is an interesting note to all this. The science behind this emerging tech is a revival of Nikola Tesla. He was an inventor and a genius of his time. He created the alternating current, and society owes him a lot.

The Wi-Fi tech field notes include a surveillance camera, which is 17 feet away from a wireless router, and batteries (rechargeable of course). It has been confirmed that the new system does not harm the speed of surfing in any way.

Technology and especially Wi-Fi tech have come a great way. This new project is a no surprise, but just a matter of time. We could very well soon have our smart devices charged without all those cables and all the mess related to the same.

The whole “forest of cables”, so to speak, could in near future become a thing of past. Time will tell, and we can all welcome the day when we don’t have to use cables to have our phones and tablets “ready to go”.

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