“Power-at-a-distance” charger gets FCC nod

Dec 28, 2017, 6:27 AM EST
(Source: http://energous.com/)
(Source: http://energous.com/)

The existing wireless charging systems come with a catch – your phone needs to be in physical contact with a plate to suck up energy. However, a new “power-at-a-distance” charging system, developed by San Jose-based startup, Energous, could let you juice up your device from three feet away.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the WattUp Mid Field transmitter that converts electricity into radio frequencies, channeling them into the devices within three feet range, notes Futurism.

The WattUp ecosystem is manufacturer-agnostic, which means a transmitter of one company can charge phones of any other maker, thus augmenting a “truly wireless charging experience,” writes Engadget

TAGS: Energous