CBAT Loves Barriers

Week after week we push the bounds of wireless power technology and with each success comes a new goal. In our most recent series of tests we confirmed CBAT’s efficiency increase when influencing the dielectric potential between the transmitter and receiver plate. This means that CBAT gains efficiency when barriers are put between the transmitter and receiving device. The reason this is so unique is how it contrasts to the current wireless charging market.

The current wireless charging market is made up primarily of magnetic induction style chargers. These work in the electromagnetic field and require the receiving device to be in extremely close proximity of the transmitter. This is demonstrated perfectly by modern wireless phone chargers. When the phone is not on the charging pad, it does not charge. If using a phone case, the use of a compatible case must also be considered to ensure the magnetic field is not broken. A simple and very small barrier can break a magnetic field and disable the ability for a device to charge. With CBAT these issues are eliminated entirely.

CBAT loves barriers as it increases the dielectric constant. For example, air has a poor dielectric constant of 1. While CBAT can easily transmit power through the air, our day to day lives bring many objects and obstacles between our device and its applicable charger. The objects and obstacles almost always have a greater dielectric constant than air. Walls, doors, soil, water and many others all have dramatically better dielectric constants then air. This means that every door, wall, body of water and even soil between a users CBAT enabled device and the CBAT transmitter increase power transmission efficiency.

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