Would You Guys Like a "Wireless Power Kit"?


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I am the author of the Wireless Power instructable here. [1] Over the course of the past year or so, my instructable has had just under 200,000 views and 600 comments. I have found that many people are actually 'recreating' my circuits and making their own wireless power systems.

I was thinking the other day, wouldn't it be great if there was a "Wireless Power How-to Kit," which would include a how-to guide, a solderable circuit, and all the components necessary to make a wireless power system. This would be for all of the people who would like to explore inductive coupling, but do not know where to start. I think this kit would help a lot of people... What do you think? Would you like a kit like this? Any tips for creating the kit?

[1] https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-Transmission-Over-Short-Distances-U/

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What kind of efficiency can you actually achieve ?
robotkid249 (author)  steveastrouk6 years ago
What gets me about this push to wireless charging is how much more energy everyone will use to do something that isn't that inconvenient to do anyway....
I think part of the push, for mobile devices, is coming from the absurd incompatibility where every manufacturer seems to use a different connector, and every battery seems to want a different voltage/current input for charging.

Your comment about the extra wasted energy (and how that seems to be getting ignored in all the gee-whiz) is a good one.
Man do I know what you are talking about there.....just the other day, I couldn't find my electric razor recharger, and was thinking about using another one of my many spare wall warts, when I found I couldn't get any to fit....then I did find the charger and was glad I hadn't plugged a 12v dc wall wart into it.....it wanted 7.3 v to charge it it o_0 Try to find a voltage regulator that'll do that in the repeat market *sigh*
ilpug Goodhart5 years ago
Well, you know what they say about industry standards....
For hypothetical example:

an industry uses five different types of the same part. Someone says "lets make a standard part, so we can all use that, and eliminate the other parts." Pretty soon, the industry is suing 6 different types of the same part.

Goodhart ilpug5 years ago
Tis what I like about "open source" :-)
Is the mandated European move to mini-USB happening in the USA ?

robotkid249 (author)  steveastrouk6 years ago
Very true, and this is why we collarborate, so we can make them more efficient.
Best I've seen is about 90%.

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