Imagine your battery to be charged by a table, by just being placedon the table’s surface. Sounds fantastically fancy? Well, it’s not, asPanasonic has just unveiled a prototype of their advanced yet convenient solar powered inductive charging table, at the recent Retail Tech Expoheld in Tokyo. It is touted to be able to power up devices simply byplacing them on the table.
Inductive charging basically uses the electromagnetic field totransfer energy between two objects, and appliances using thistechnology have been there in the electronic market for years. But thenovelty element in this product is that it allows direct connection with the device to be charged, when placed on the conspicuously black,square-grid charging panel. This direct power transfer mechanism ineffect circumvents the need for coupling or even other alterations andparaphernalia.
The convenient attribute of practicality endowed in this innovativecontraption is quite evident, especially in relation to spatial elements such as canteens, fast food areas and coffee shops. On their way tooffice, or being on their lunch break, one can just place their mobilebattery on the table surface, for it to be automatically chargedwirelessly. And at the end of it we should also not forget about thegreen essence of this technology, regarding its utilization ofzero-emission, clean solar power.