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Offline jastervoid

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Pipe dream wireless power in NZ - emrod
« on: August 05, 2020, 11:48:28 am »
Pretty sure this tech is all marketing and no substance.

https://newatlas.com/energy/long-range-wireless-power-transmission-new-zealand-emrod/
 

Offline Psi

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Re: Pipe dream wireless power in NZ - emrod
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 11:54:40 am »
Wireless power using directional microwaves is real and can be done at quite high power, but it's hard to imaging a use case where it makes sense over other options, given the losses, complexity and safety issues.
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Offline mikerj

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Re: Pipe dream wireless power in NZ - emrod
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 03:08:36 pm »
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a "low power laser safety curtain" immediately shuts down power transmission before any object, like a bird, drone, power thief or helicopter, can touch the main beam. There will be no difficulties this time working out where to place the meter.
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Emrod says it works in any atmospheric conditions, including rain, fog and dust

The microwave link may well be fine, but I'm a little dubious about the "laser safety curtain" working reliably in those conditions.

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