Over-the-air RF wireless power recharges batteries or replaces them altogether to save
millions of one-time-use batteries from entering landfills every year
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (PRWEB) September 07, 2021 — The Business Intelligence Group today awarded
Powercast with its Sustainability Initiative of the Year in the 2021 Sustainability Awards program. These
awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their
business practice or overall mission.
Powercast aims to make one-time-use batteries obsolete by working with electronic manufacturers to recharge
batteries or replace them altogether with its over-the-air RF (radio frequency) wireless power technology. Many
of today’s small electronic devices can be designed so they’re environmentally friendly, either with
rechargeable batteries that can accept an RF wireless charge, or with no batteries that can be directly powered
by RF power. A Powerharvester chip is embedded in devices to receive RF energy sent over the air from either
a dedicated Powercast transmitter, or from industry-standard RFID readers. The Powerharvester then converts
the RF to direct current (DC) to top off the battery or power the device.
Powercast’s technology touches millions of users across 15+ industries, including automotive, consumer
electronics, IoT, entertainment, retail, RFID, and sensors. The company’s collaborative approach and expertise
in all aspects of product design, from vision through prototyping and commercialization, has resulted in dozens
of applications and millions of units shipped.
“We’re already partnering with many manufacturers to create wirelessly rechargeable devices that keep
batteries out of landfills,” said Charles Goetz, CEO of Powercast. “But, we strive for the day where all devices
will charge in the background when consumers enter their home, office or car, where they’ll never have to
throw batteries away.”
Powercast demonstrates how its technology can save time and money, and reduce battery waste, in its new
retrofit video series, “Powered by Powercast.” In Episode One, Powercast created a wireless charging hand
sanitizer station, which normally uses 4 C batteries. The company projects it could save hundreds of thousands
of C batteries per year if adopted by a big box store. In Episode Three, Powercast created a wirelessly
rechargeable Fluke Digital MultiMeter, a common diagnostic instrument used by engineers.
Powercast is the established leader in RF wireless power. Since its founding in 2003, Powercast has led the
industry in RF wireless power innovations and applications that meet FCC and other global standards.
Powercast’s wireless power technologies eliminate or reduce the need for wires and batteries, working at
distances up to 80 feet. With millions of units shipped, Powercast is led by a team with deep expertise in
design, engineering, and prototyping, and with extensive commercial success in both industrial and consumer
applications. With more than 100 customers and partner companies around the world, Powercast leads the RF
wireless power market with 63 early and fundamental patents worldwide and 34 patents pending. For more
information, visit www.powercastco.com.
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