Wi-Charge Wireless Power System
At CES 2020, Wi-Charge showed that it’s gaining momentum in its efforts to bring wireless-charging over a distance into common usage.
Wi-Charge says that its system uses infrared technology to efficiently — and safely — deliver several watts worth of power at "room-sized" distances. The system works similarly to Wi-Fi, but for electricity; a transmitter plugged into a wall can send power to devices that have the Wi-Charge receiver embedded.
The vision is to provide a continuous charge to all devices, including smartphones and smart-home devices, so that they never need to be plugged in, according to the company.
In connection with CES, Wi-Charge announced collaborations with three manufacturers of fixtures for commercial and residential bathrooms. The partnerships involve embedding Wi-Charge technology into a GOJO Purell hand sanitizer dispenser, a Hansgrohe smart faucet and a Sloan sensor flushometer.