Wireless Power

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An end to spaghetti power cables

Say goodbye to the tangle of cables and the wall socket and hello to powering up your electronic gizmos wirelessly.

This picture of a world without wires is one long dreamed of and came a step closer following significant progress made by Intel.

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WREL could mean batteries being recharged within a couple of feet
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WREL (technology)

WREL (Wireless Resonant Energy Link) is a wireless energy transfer technology developed by Intel.


With this technology enabled in a laptop, for example, batteries could be recharged when the laptop gets within several feet of the transmit resonator.


Intel chief technology officer Justin Rattner demonstrated powering a light bulb without the use of a plug or wire of any kind as he spoke at the California firm's annual developers forum in San Francisco 2008-08-21. Electricity was sent wirelessly to a lamp on stage, lighting a 60 watt light bulb that uses more power than a typical laptop computer.

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WREL, close up
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Glowing light bulb

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