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Powercast Wireless Power System


In this video from RoboBusiness 2008, we interview Steven from Powercast who shows off some cool wireless power technology.

From the Powercast website:

Founded in 2003, Powercast developed a receiver module with breakthrough efficiency levels. Coupled with a transmitter that sends RF energy using algorithms developed by Powercast, the Powercast Wireless Power Platform™ was born. While the concept of sending power “through the air” has been discussed for more than 100 years, Powercast is the first company to make it commercially viable. Powercast is now leading the cross-industry initiative to bring wireless power to a hundreds of low power devices.

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  • http://www.powerbeaminc.com Steve

    Come on, milliwatts over meters? What can you really charge with milliwatts???

  • Phil

    Steven presented this as remote power. This may not be enough power to charge a device, but you might be able to reduce or even eliminate the standby power requirements.

    I’ve been reading “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” by Thomas Friedman, and two of the most important issues we are faced with is how to produce more clean electrical power and how to maximize the efficiency of the power we use now.

    A great application would be to recover power from wifi or other continuous RF sources. A modified cell phone battery with an antenna that could scavenge enough RF power to eliminate the standby draw of a phone while in your office or home could add hours or even days to a single charge.

    The phone itself could also incorporate this technique, but a basic battery would be faster to market, could be ‘third party’ and could even be offered as an ‘upgrade’ to a basic phone by the manufacturers.

  • Geeta K

    how to run this videi. it is not running.please see to it.
    Thanks
    geeta