Energous got the FCC approval for its first wireless ‘power-at-a-distance’ charging system
Wireless charging has already reduced a lot of hassle of plugging the mobile into a wired charger. However, the charger still requires a physical contact with the device to power it. What if you could charge your mobile without any physical contact with the charger? Your wish is just about to be granted as the Federal Communications Commission has approved Energous for a wireless charging system that works from three feet away.
The San Jose-based startup has got the first approval from the FCC for “power-at-a-distance” charging system. Energous did it using its WattUp Mid Field transmitter that transforms the electricity into radio frequencies and transmits the energy to the nearby devices. However, a corresponding receiver should be equipped with the device.
The best part of this charging system is that it can charge multiple devices at the same time and works on a number of devices, be it your smartphone or tab or earbuds. As the ecosystem is manufacturer-agnostic, such as Wi-Fi, it can charge your iPhone, even if the transmitter is built by Samsung or Sony.
There’s no retail-ready device available right now. However, Energous is planning to unveil this technology at CES 2018, which will be held in Las Vegas from 9th January to 12th January.