Phone technology has come a long way from the large, brick-like phones with long antennas of yesterday, and it doesn’t seem to show signs of slowing down anytime soon. The latest marvel is wireless charging pads, which make it more convenient for you to charge your phone rather than have to anchor it to a traditional charger and wall outlet. But how do these pads work? We’re glad you asked.

The Basics

The first thing to note is that not all devices are wireless charging compatible. (Check with your phone manufacturer) The foundation for wireless charging is magnetic resonance, also known as inductive power transfer. What happens during magnetic resonance is an electric current streams between a receiver coil and a transmitter coil, which creates an electromagnetic field. The current channeled into the receiver coil shifts into a direct current by a receiver in the circuit, which is what charges the device on the charging pad.

One and the Same

Depending on how much research you’ve done on wireless charging before checking out our blog, you may have heard or read that wireless charging works with resonant or inductive technology. These two are essentially the same thing. Inductive technology utilizes resonance to bridge the gap between the receiver and transmitter coils.

In regards to resonant technology, it’s the next step in inductive technology. The more advanced technology paves the way for faster charging and being able to position your phone on the charger however you wish rather than having to place it in a specific alignment before it begins charging.

Uses for Wireless Charging Pads

While the most prevalent use of wireless charging pads is for phones, there are even more applications for the technology. For instance, you can charge your tablet on a pad as well. Work is also being done on wireless charging for wearable technology. One of the biggest obstacles when it comes to wireless charging for watches, arm bands and other forms of technology you can wear on your person is creating a wireless docking station that’s the right shape. What’s more is the methods used in wearable technology wireless charging have to be just as efficient as the technology it powers up.

Advantages of Wireless Charging

Wireless charging is about a lot more than just overall convenience. It’s great for reducing the overall cost of properly maintaining mechanical connectors, and it’s also quite a boon for charging devices that need to remain hermetically sealed or sterile. There’s also the fact that there’s a chance of sparks with wired contacts, which can lead to a fire or physical harm.

If you’re interested in learning more about wireless charging pads, help is just a click away. Reach out to us here at TYLT for all your high-tech needs and questions.