Many of us have thought that we cannot get rid of the untidy clutter of wires from all our chargers. However, there is good news in store for us. Companies like Samsung and others have been constantly researching ways to improve wireless chargers. So far, the main problem with wireless charging has been that of high costs and unreliable technology.
Recently, the big players of mobile and electronics industry have been testing inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging. Out of these 2, the inductive magnetic charging method has already been used in some products, in the form of qi wireless charging technology. It is being said that Samsung is ready to launch improved wireless chargers by mid 2014. These chargers would work from a longer distance. Finally, people would be able to say goodbye to the uneasy mess of wires.
Benefits of Wireless Charging:
A high quality wireless charger can help in charging various kinds of electronic devices ranging from mobiles to handheld game devices. There would be many kinds of electronic devices in any household. Each device needs its own charger. However, a wireless charging station can accept several different kinds of devices at a single time. This will reduce the amount of wires in the household and also would make the charging of devices easier. It will also save a lot of time as many devices can be charged simultaneously.
You no longer have to worry about keeping separate chargers for each device. Often, these chargers keep getting lost. Now, you can overcome this problem as one central charging station is enough for almost all the devices in your home.
Brief Introduction to Qi Technology:
Qi, which is pronounced as “Chee”, is an interface standard for inductive power transfer in electronic and electrical devices. Qi technology currently supports transfer of power up to a distance of 4 cm (1.6 inches). Qi system consists of a transmission pad and a receiver. In order to charge a mobile device, it has to be placed over the transmission pad which charges the mobile via electromagnetic induction. The limitations with current Qi technology is that the distance between phone and charger cannot be long. Furthermore, both the charger and the phone have to be carefully aligned.
Samsung’s New Developments In Wireless Charging:
Samsung has been exploring magnetic resonance charging from quite a long time now. The reason is that magnetic resonance allows charging of devices at a distance. The Qi standard requires phone and charger to be very close to each other and properly aligned. However, with magnetic resonance chargers, you can place your phone anywhere you wish as long as it is within a specific distance of the charger. You no longer have to place the phone on a mat or properly align it. Magnetic resonance charging provides longer distance charging of up to several inches than the current Qi standard.