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ELEKTRO 11/2016 was released on November 7th 2016. Its digital version will be available on December 1st 2016.

 

Topic: Switchboards and switchboard engineering; Rotating electrical machines and power electronics; Maintenance of EE

 

Main Article

Lithium traction batteries for electric mobility (part 1)

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2016 was released on December 5th 2016. Its digital version will be available on January 5th 2017.

Interiors lighting
Colloquium Interiors 2016 – the fifth anniversary
Cooperation of indoor interior and lighting 

Standards, regulations and recommendations
New standards for road lighting

Nikola Labs Brings Tesla’s Wireless Charging Tech into the 21st Century

11.05.2015 | Nikola Electronic R&D | www.nikolalabs.com

Nikola Labs spoke at the 2015 TechCrunch Disrupt conference about a new device they have created that “converts radio frequencies into DC power … and can power devices.” The prototype product is a case for an iPhone 6 which “converts” wasted energy from the phone into power. Since 90% of the energy of the iPhone 6 is spent in “trying to pump out a cellphone signal” this case can return up to 30% of the lost energy by removing it from the surrounding air.

This is accomplished by “harvesting back the ambient RF energy already being produced by the phone.”

These include WiFi, Bluetooth and LTE signals. Will Zell, co-founder of Nikola Labs, told the press : “We allow you to download power from the air. Our case is embedded with a harvesting antenna that is proprietary that captures wasted RF energy and then takes it through a conversion process to convert it into electricity, then dumps it back into the phone.”

Zell plans on their next product to be “a wireless charger that will provide near-field and far-field powering solutions to meet you as a consumer where you are, whether that’s at home or in your vehicle.”

Whole article at Occupy Corporatism
Image Credit: Nikola electronic R&D