Beyond Charging: What are the most popular applications for wireless power over air?

Companies are using wireless power to charge more than only personal devices. The most popular applications may surprise you.

Young couple in consumer electronics store looking at latest laptop, television and photo cameraNo more charging. That’s the first thing that comes to most people’s minds when considering the benefits of wireless power delivered at a distance. And with good reason. Who isn’t tired of remembering cables and adapters, plugging in, and the stress of low battery power? But Real Wireless Power goes beyond charging in two very important ways.

One: Yes, wireless power works for charging up personal devices, such as smartphones and wearables. But it’s also highly effective for a multitude of devices that we rely on for safety, security, health, data analysis, logistics, and more.

And Two: Real Wireless Power can skip the charging requirement all together. Crazy, no?

The thing is, radio-frequency-based wireless power delivery systems, like Cota, can certainly keep batteries charged up without plugging in or using a charging pad, but they also can deliver power directly to your devices, and surpass the need for a battery (or charging) at all. This latter option works great for devices and sensors that mostly stay in one location, such as:

  • IoT sensors in office, warehouse, and household appliances
  • Scanners
  • In-store product trackers
  • Security locks, cameras, and lights
  • Thermostats
  • Remote controls
  • Switches
  • Digital displays, scales, and thermometers
  • Motion sensors, such as for soap and hand sanitizer dispensers
  • In-vehicle sensors

In many of these cases, batteries would only be considered as a backup system, if needed, and rarely be used at all. Real Wireless Power would supply the power directly to the device wherever it happened to be. No line of sight to the Power Hub required.

But as we all know, our electronic devices are often in use and on the move -- and again, we’re not only talking about personal devices like phones and tablets. Other applications ideal for wireless power are:

  • Commercial vehicle trackers
  • Hearing aids
  • Medical alert systems
  • Wearable health monitoring devices
  • Key fobs
  • Watches
  • Remote controlled cars
  • Children’s toys
  • Small robots and drones

Real Wireless Power keeps these devices topped up and fully charged while in a Cota enabled space, such as a hospital, factory, or airport, and the Cota-charged battery kicks in when the device is used out in the wild. Again, no wires or plugs needed.

Keep in mind that there are a few types of wireless power technologies emerging at the same time, and they have very different capabilities. The only one that is approved for use at any distance around people, and does not require the device to be in line of sight of the Power Hub, is Cota Real Wireless Power.

Cota is a radio-frequency-based, retro-directive power delivery system that can send power at a distance and over air without user intervention. It’s approved for use in more than 60 countries, including the US. The entire system is secured and managed via the cloud.

Curious whether the electrical devices your organization relies on every day would benefit from wireless power? Give us a call. We’d love to discuss the possibilities. Many of our partners get a working proof of concept set up within days.