Wireless Charging Adoption Gets A Nudge As A4WP, PMA Rebrand As 'AirFuel Alliance'

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I just want to point out that all of the wireless power standards use resonant systems to transfer power. The only differences are the frequency and communication protocols. The use of "inductive" vs "resonant" is just marketing BS.
The choice of operating frequency is a tradeoff between cost, efficiency, range and field strength safety limits.
Its VHS vs Betamax all over again - but with no clear technical advantage to either side.
 

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Airfuel is going to have a difficult time becoming dominant standard. Qi products probably outsell the other two companies close to 1000 to 1. This article sounds like an advertisement for airfuel, there is no journalistic quality to this arotcle. Author even goes on to say that airfuel is primed to be the wifi of wireless charging is laughable
 

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Qi and Rezence/AirFuel do not really cater to the same market.

Qi is intended as a direct alternative to wired charging that requires close proximity to the charging station while AirFuel is intended to provide power over short distances, which could be useful to power wireless mice, keyboards, headsets, smart watches, IoT sensors, remote controls and all sorts of other low power devices.
 

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Airfuel is going to have a difficult time becoming dominant standard. Qi products probably outsell the other two companies close to 1000 to 1. This article sounds like an advertisement for airfuel, there is no journalistic quality to this arotcle. Author even goes on to say that airfuel is primed to be the wifi of wireless charging is laughable
Hm, I don't follow.

It is true that Qi is more ubiquitous. But it's been on the market, and mature, longer. So what? Qi is limited in many ways. These other emerging technologies promise more than Qi can offer. And they're backed by industry powerhouses, not the least of which is Intel.

It seems like maybe you didn't read the whole article or any of the links?
 

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Many of the supporters on airfuel are also supporters of qi, the article failed to disclose that. They are just hedging their bets, but the only save airfuel ever gets off the ground is if Apple adds support to any idevice. But knowing apple, the will just come up with their own standard they will force down your mouth.
 
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