Everything is getting wireless nowadays, but we are still stuck with wired charging for our daily use gadgets like smart phones and laptops. The Israeli start up company believes that they can change this thing by their infrared technology for charging.
The wireless charging can generally be categorized into two categories, near field charging and far field charging. The near field. charging technology is quite common these days that works in close ranges, mostly by placing the device on the mat which itself is connected to a wire.
The far field charging technology also exists, but this technology is in its early stages of development. The Israeli company introduced a far field charging device known as ‘Wi Charge’. This charger uses infrared signals to transmit energy to the device.
Wi Charge has been approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its wireless charging for commercial usage. This technology is safe to use and is getting closer to going on sale.
The co-founder and vice president of research and development Ori Mor say, “Without FDA approval, we couldn’t sell products in the United States, Now we’re in the clear and ready to engage the market.”
Several other companies have also been working. on the project of wireless charging but Wi-charge is the only charger that has been approved FDA. Other systems use radio frequency waves for energy transmission but Wi charge uses infrared and that is why it is safe to use. Wi charge has yet to be approved by FCC but it is not a challenge for them to get the approval as infrared is not under the domain of FCC.
Wi charge will be available in commercial public places. Some of the competitors of the device include Energous and Ossia but they will have difficulties in getting approval as their devices use radio waves.
The company has been working for years and has been demonstrating their progressively increased technology. They work significantly to deliver more power and reduce the cost.
The range of charging has been improved and you can charge your device from up to a 10 meter distance indoor. The speed of charging is obviously slower than the cable charging but you don’t need fast charging as the charging happens in the background without you even knowing it. The device just needs to be in the 10 meter range outside not in a pocket or a purse, visible to the transmitter in order to receive
At first, the Wi charge will rely on special cases or dongles attached to your device but in the near future, the company wants light fixtures to have the system pre-installed. Similarly, the receivers will be pre-installed in the device to get rid of any external parts.
We will be able to see Wi charge being used commercially during the first six months of 2018. The company has not yet announced any plan for launching it for the house, we will have to wait for it to brighten our lives.