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Stable Auto
These guys are working on smart robot arms to connect EV's to charger stands autonomously, allowing autonomous EV's to self charge effectively. Not quite as cool as Elon Musk's tentacle arm charger though
EV  charger  recharger  robot  arm  receptacle  transportation  technology 
7 weeks ago by asteroza
USB Power Supply/Charger Test
Apparently this guy and Benson Leung are the reliable guys for QA'ing chargers
USB  charger  recharger  wall  plug  hardware  electronics  devices 
july 2019 by asteroza
Instant 802.3AF to USB adaptor – Ubiquiti Networks
Oh wow, a PoE ethernet to USB A charger! So you can always charge gear in a datacenter?...
802.3AF  PoE  ethernet  USB  power  adapter  charger 
july 2018 by asteroza
Urban Electric - urban residential electric vehicle charging
UEone is a popup EV charger that has a hollow post rise up from the ground that contains the cable for charger. Retracts when not in use to keep your parking spaces with a clean look.
retractable  pole  cable  EV  charging  point  charger  infrastructure  hardware  electronics  devices 
may 2018 by asteroza
GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSMISSION – Making our wireless energy transmission breakthrough a reality
Some sort of resonant coupling type wireless power transmission, relying on a long-ish receiver antenna to allow a 20m charge range?
magnetic  resonant  resonance  coupling  wireless  power  transmission  WPT  UAV  drone  recharger  charger  remote  hardware  electronics  devices 
march 2018 by asteroza
Rally - Deep Linking the Real World
Trying to monetize charging at cafes by almost forcing you to use a custom app.
advertising  charging  cable  charger  venue  smartphone 
march 2018 by asteroza
US20150063959A1 - Google Patents'
Interesting detail design on the swappable battery pack for the droneport...
Boeing  UAV  battery  swap  charging  charger  recharger  recharging  droneport  Delicious 
december 2016 by asteroza
JikoPower
Uses a water thermal reservoir for cooling that can be changed/topped off if it boils.
camping  survival  fire  TEG  thermoelectric  power  generator  USB  charger  recharger  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
ELIX – Revolutionary Wireless Power Transfer
10Kw per pair, though this effectively is a magnetic clutch/transmission in practice.
magnetic  drive  coupling  wireless  power  transfer  WPT  charger  recharger  charging  recharging  research  technology  Delicious 
august 2016 by asteroza
Supply Inc. Wireless Power
Nothing about how it does this, other than non-inductive.
wireless  charging  charger  recharging  recharger  electronics  devices  RF  hardware  Delicious 
july 2016 by asteroza
DRONEBOX | HUS UNMANNED SYSTEMS
Someone finally made a drone nest, AKA a portable remote use solar recharger hangar and comms relay. This would also be a matternet relay station.
dronebox  field  deployed  UAV  drone  nest  portable  solar  recharger  charger  hangar  base  box  hardware  electronics  devices  matternet  IoT  remote  Delicious 
february 2016 by asteroza
Home | Plashr
A rare multi port USB charger supporting fast recharge for high draw USB devices (5V/2.4A) plus Apple products and Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 compatible products.
high  power  USB  fast  charge  recharge  turbo  charger  recharger  hub  multi  multiport  QuickCharge  2.0  qualcomm  apple  lightning  hardware  electronics  devices  kickstarter  Delicious 
april 2015 by asteroza
World premiere - TOSA2013 - Flash mobility. Clean city. Smart Bus
EV bus using bus stop flash chargers. Though for flash charging, the power infrastructure for the bus stop and bus are non-trivial for a 15 seconds transfer. You need a buffer system, probably supercaps or flywheels. Interface seems to be a press fit inverted V pantograph rising from the bus, interfacing with a parallel rail DC socket on the underside of the overhead mount, to allow some forward/backward slop in positioning and preventing a DC short by forcing the plug point to correct skew on insertion.
electric  EV  bus  flash  recharge  charge  recharger  charger  transportation  research  switzerland  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Upp
Innovation Energy's portable PEM fuel cell using a metal hydride based hydrogen storage container rather than methanol and a reformer. Wonder why Apple is dealing with these guys...
portable  small  form  factor  personal  charger  recharger  hardware  electronics  devices  USB  PEM  fuelcell  power  generator  metal  hydride  hydrogen  storage  Delicious 
july 2014 by asteroza
Amazon.com : 32 port USB Hub for Charging iPhones, iPods and Many Other USB Devices : Office Electronics : Electronics
Only does 500mA per port, but it supposedly can provide that to all ports at the same time. Though that means no 2.1A fast charging though...
32  port  USB  charger  hardware  electronics  devices  recharger  Delicious 
may 2014 by asteroza
lithiumcard
Credit card sized (well area-wise, it's 5x thicker than a normal card, but probably fits in a larger wallet slot) fast recharge capable external battery.
compact  small  form  factor  credit  card  battery  charger  recharger  USB  fast  recharge  external  portable  wallet  indiegogo  Delicious 
april 2014 by asteroza
FINsix
Some sort of new charger, uses tricks internally to convert AC to DC at higher efficiency in a smaller package. Uses some sort of frequency multiplier to reduce the size of inductors and capacitors (some kind of VHF switching inverter?), and using air core inductors and transformers can cut down on size and weight.
small  form  factor  high  efficiency  charger  recharger  adapter  hardware  electronics  devices  power  Delicious 
january 2014 by asteroza
FlameStower - The Fire Charger
Interesting take on portable campfire thermoelectric generators. Uses a solid blade and a silicone cup holding user provided water as a heatsink, rather than more typical finned air heatsinks, plus the blade design allows sticking it into any kind of fire in theory.
thermoelectric  recharger  portable  hardware  charger  gear  camping  USB  power  generator  survival  devices  electronics  Delicious 
october 2013 by asteroza
EP Tender
Reminds me of the Long Ranger, a generator trailer for EV's from a couple of years ago.
recharger  trailer  europe  portable  technology  charger  hardware  EU  EV  research  automotive  power  generator  france  devices  electronics  Delicious 
august 2013 by asteroza
ABB demonstrates technology to power flash charging electric bus in 15 seconds
Fast charge systems have been proposed in the past for pseudo-trolleybuses and trolleybuses with limited off-route capability via battery. With current PHEV and EV bus types, this might have legs, as it avoids trolleybus electric line infrastructure, and in many places, people expect enclosed bus stops so the charger infrastructure can be built into the stop more easily.. Though from an installation and operations standpoint, a wireless charge pad embedded in the road in front of stop seems potentially more usable. The real problem is the fast charge itself, as most batteries can't accept power that fast, so you are forced to move into supercapacitor type systems, or perhaps electric flywheels.
pad  flash  recharger  trolley  technology  bus  charger  station  electric  transportation  transit  contact  trolleybus  mass  automotive  ABB  recharge  charge  overhead  TOSA  fast  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
ChargeDr USB Charge Booster :: Digital Innovations
This somehow is boosting available power from a given USB port, to charge devices like iPads. Is it essentially providing USB charge port compatibility to devices that don't understand the charge port spec?
USB  charger  recharger  power  boost  adapter  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
january 2013 by asteroza
Everpurse
Has some sort of mechanical docking mechanism built into the pocket/sleeve inside to connect and charge your phone (apparently device specific so you have to buy the right purse). The purse bag itself charges its battery via inductive charging (Qi?) it seems.
purse  battery  recharger  charger  cellphone  phone  mobile  portable  Everpurse  kickstarter  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza
Wireless Power by IDT and Intel
IDT is now making wireless recharger IC chips incorporating Intel WCT stuff, and nominally also supporting Qi.
IDT  intel  WCT  magnetic  resonance  inductive  charging  recharging  wireless  technology  IC  chip  charger  recharger  hardware  electronics  devices  Qi  Delicious 
august 2012 by asteroza
Suitable Technologies
New Beam telepresence robot avatar. Nice overall design, has a charger dock that uses inductive charging so precise alignment or hard docking clamps are not needed. Still, it doesn't seem to have screen/camera height adjustment to work with sitting people at the remote site, and it doesn't seem to have autohoming features for the robot to return for self charge as they seem to expect the pilot to drive back (no SLAM map to guide the user back to the dock?).
devices  electronics  hardware  robot  avatar  telepresence  Texai  willow  garage  beam  wireless  charger  dock  Delicious 
august 2012 by asteroza
WiCC | Powermat - Be Powerful
Conceptually interesting, in that if the card attachment point is "universal" it lets others into the wireless charging game. But don't they only support their own protocol/interface, and don't support Qi?
WiCC  Duracell  Powermat  wireless  recharger  recharging  charger  charging  hardware  insert  card  NFC  accessories  Delicious 
february 2012 by asteroza
PlugBug Charger - PlugBug Charger - Twelve South
This basically swaps out a regular mac laptop charger's international plug swap block with a specialized US style two prong block with an inline 10W USB charger port. Good idea, but Apple should have already done this on the body of the main charger to begin with.
recharger  PlugBug  module  charger  outlet  hardware  mac  adapter  plug  USB  apple  gifts  devices  output  electronics  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza
Hanger USB Charger by Yong Jae Park » Yanko Design
For people who tend to leave gadgets in coats when they hang them up when they get home, this is genius.
coat  hanger  USB  recharger  charger  design  concept  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
E-Mav
Interesting idea here. A medium sized trailer for pure EV's, featuring conventional cargo area, a battery bed to store energy, a small diesel generator, electric motor to power the trailer axle (so the EV doesn't feel the weight of the trailer), and power transfer to keep the host EV' batteries topped up (or direct feeding the EV's motors if the host's controller is intelligent enough) with the potential to do a normal charge of the EV when parked. Since you probably need the cargo capacity if you are going on a long trip, this actually makes some sense. Plus this covers the EV owner's fear of being stranded from charging infrastructure, without having to carry a generator engine onboard all the time like a normal hybrid EV.
EMAV  PRU  EV  electric  vehicle  longe  range  extender  battery  power  generator  portable  trailer  automotive  technology  transportation  green  hybrid  diesel  charger  recharger  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
uBeam
Basically an ultrasonic spot beam transducer setup, firing a focused beam of ultrasound towards the receiver, which I assume is just a tweaked piezoelectric microphone setup, to receive acoustic energy and convert that to electricity. Claim 8V transferable (what is the wattage?) and below OHSA sound limits. If the receiver and transmitter use active guidance, you might be able to use a phased array for the transmitter.

Just this side of crazy enough to work...
uBeam  wireless  charging  power  beam  beaming  remote  recharge  charge  recharger  charger  ultrasound  ultrasonic  transducer  spot  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
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