California: The California based company, Energous, has developed a new wireless transmitter that allows charging from a distance of over three feet. Previously, charging from such a distance was a limitation which has been overcome by the company’s latest innovation.
The new transmitter can convert electric currents into radio frequencies and beam them to devices with built in receivers to accept it. It has been approved by FCC (Federal Communications Commission). FCC is an agency which regulates all laws and licenses for interstate communication in US.
The latest innovation will be showcased at the upcoming CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018 in Las Vegas on 9-12 January.
The other existing forms of wireless charging are based on the widely accepted Qi charging standard.
The difference between the new Wattup Transmitter and the other existing forms of wireless charging is that the new transmitter works without physical contact between the smart phone that is being charged and the inducting device.
The wireless standard hasn’t yet been specified by the company.
Moreover, it can charge multiple devices simultaneously by creating an electromagnetic field and a smartphone, tablet or earphone with the compatible receiver inside that field can be charged from a distance of up to 3 feet. So a user can use them and charge them simultaneously.
The only limitation with this technology is that it doesn’t improve the charging speed. This means that your device will still be charged slow compared to USB driven charging.