Home technology Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works from up to three feet away

Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works from up to three feet away

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Energous has said on Tuesday that it has received the first such FCC certification for power-at-a-distance wireless charging with its WattUp Mid Field transmitter.

 

Fumbling for charging cables and even charging pads could soon become a thing of the past That’s about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works from up to three feet away.

Energous has said on Tuesday that it has received the first such FCC certification for power-at-a-distance wireless charging with its WattUp Mid Field transmitter.

The transmitter converts electricity into radio frequencies, then beams the energy to nearby devices outfitted with a corresponding receiver. This differs from the resonant induction method that the Pi wireless charging system relies upon and offers a greater range than the Belkin and Mophie chargers that require physical contact with the device Energous says this is the first FCC certification of “power-at-a-distance wireless charging under Part 18 of
the FCC’s rules.” Those rules allow for higher-power operations than the Part 15 rules used to approve other long distance charging devices.

The company’s WattUp Mid Field transmitter can give power through radio frequency (RF) energy to WattUp-enabled electronic devices at a distance of up to three feet.Wattup mid field transmitter can do both contact-based and non-contact-based wireless charging, as well as you can charge multiple devices at once, WattUp is
highly scalable and automatically charges devices.

according to wttups midfield transmitter CEO Stephen R. Rizzone, Older wireless charging technologies have received limited adoption over the past 15 years, and are confined to contact-based charging only. The FCC certification of Energous‘ power-at-a-distance wireless charging transmitter is a major market milestone. It opens
up options, outside of just contact-based charging, to Wireless Charging 2.0: an ecosystem where devices can be charged both, via pad and at a distance,” said  Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous.

“Untethered, wire-free charging — such as charging a fitness band even while wearing it — is exactly what consumers have been waiting for. We are now in a position
to move our consumer electronics, IoT and smart home customers forward at an accelerated pace.”

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