Wireless charging can already do so much for us. But where did it come from, what are its benefits, and where is it going?
Wireless charging is becoming more and more ubiquitous, now found in many people's homes as well as public places. The technology has come a long way in a short time, and we're still really only seeing the beginning. There's so much potential still to be explored, and there's already so much that wireless charging can do for us.
With wireless charging, we can all benefit. Whether we're at home, in our cars, at work, or out and about, wireless charging keeps our most important devices running, without the need for plugs and cables.
A Brief History of Wireless Charging
Wireless charging devices are becoming more common, but what some people might not know is that wireless charging isn't new. In fact, the history of wireless charging goes back more than a century.
From the discovery of electromagnetic induction by Michael Faraday in 1831 and Tesla's discoveries with wireless power transfer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the development of electromagnetically coupled battery chargers in the 1970s, there have been many advancements in wireless charging technology.
However, it's only been in the last decade or so that wireless charging has become more mainstream. In 2012, Nokia were the first to include Qi wireless charging in its Lumia 920 phone, Samsung launched the S3 which was Qi compatible but needed an additional accessory.
Where Wireless Charging Is Today
Today, a huge number of devices feature wireless charging technology as standard. These include Apple's MagSafe charging accessories used with iPhone and other devices, as well as Qi wireless technology in Android phones. Smartphones, smartwatches, tablets and other devices can charge wirelessly using compact chargers by simply placing them on the charger.
The Benefits of Wireless Charging in Homes, Business, and More
Wireless charging has so many benefits, and can help so many people. It enables the charging of devices anywhere and everywhere, offering great convenience. It can charge multiple devices at the same time, eliminating the cable chaos.
It's now so common to carry at least one smart device, and often to never go anywhere without it. However, this has also meant that people rely on their devices to a much greater extent. They can feel anxious if they're without them, or are in danger of running out of battery.
Wireless charging combats many of the modern challenges that come with relying on our devices. When wireless charging is available whether it be in your home, in the office, or in public places ranging from train stations and cafes to hotel lobbies, you can charge up whenever you need to, without worrying about carrying cables and plugs. You won't be caught in a bind because a dead battery means you can't pay to get home, pay for your shopping, or you miss that important call.
Where Is Wireless Charging Going?
So what's the future for wireless charging? It's already come a long way but the technology has only just scratched the surface & still has so much more potential. Wireless charging is likely to get faster and more powerful. It will be capable of charging devices over the air with no need for a physical connection to a power source. Imagine sitting in your TV room and all your devices charging without the need to connect to anything, grazing on power continuously. Your kitchen worktop capable of powering your airfryer or slow cooker with complete freedom from plugs and sockets. Our cars being driven and never running out of charge, eliminating battery anxiety forever.
Wireless charging benefits us all, especially when we're so reliant on our battery technology. CHARGit offers your home or business the convenience of wireless charging for today & for the future.