TechTop: Qi Inductive Charging

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Inductive charging (also known as “wireless charging”) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects.  Typically this is accomplished using an induction coil to create an alternating electromagnetic field from within a charging base station, and a second induction coil in the portable device takes power from the electromagnetic field and converts it back into electrical current to charge the battery. Continue readingTechTop: Qi Inductive Charging

Corian Countertops with Wireless Charging Built In

Corian Wireless charger | KitchAnn Style
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Through a partnership with the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), DuPont Building Innovations  will soon begin embedding Powermat’s wireless charging technology within its Corian solid surface material.

Powermat displayed its own tabletop charging concept at CES but this step is an innovation first in Building Materials.

Corian Wireless charger | KitchAnn Style

I imagine this will very popular in public spaces such as airports, bars, coffee houses and hotels. (Powermat already has a European alliance that includes wireless charging at cafes, hotels airports and select McDonaldsEurope.) It may lead to a new surge of Corian use in the home. I can think of many ways I’d incorporate it into an office area or the laundry room and mud room which are so often the catch-all area for many homes.

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