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Wireless Sensors to Run Without Batteries

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kareembadr85
kareembadr85
6/8/2014 9:26:05 AM
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Re: Lag of battery technology
@ Rich: Thanks for sharing the information. This is exactly what I wanted to point to. If chemistry is directed well, new dimensions would appear. Unfortunately, I do not notice satisfying development in this area. 

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mahendra_agarwal
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5/13/2014 12:23:44 PM
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Re: more cost effective
Yes I have read the article and its very interesting and the Walden pond is very great that he had introduced us with such a technology and one big salute to him .

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Rich Quinnell
Rich Quinnell
5/12/2014 12:39:02 PM
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Re: Lag of battery technology
You're probably right, L2. Big batteries is where we'll see the next breakthrus. Holds promise for the electric car to become more affordable that the big batteries will improve.

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Sagar OptiXtal
Sagar OptiXtal
5/12/2014 10:31:47 AM
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Re: more cost effective
Excellent article and really speaks to us.

We have a battery free integrated system "GreenPatch" that is batteey free and measures temperatire and occupancy and sends the data wirelessly for further  ation or sent back fir actuation.

Here is more infpormation about it:http://optixtal.com/optixtalwp.htm

 

(The "wp" at the end of our link is our salute to Walden Pond and the "self reliance" that we tnink it signifies.) 

 

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L2MyOwnDevices
L2MyOwnDevices
5/8/2014 7:30:03 PM
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Re: Lag of battery technology
Interesting, but probably for big batteries - the last line of the article suggests a typical residential electrical service will be taxed to charge the structure described. Also, they say it isn't quite a supercapacitor, and isn't quite a battery, in terms of charge/discharge rates. They have addressed recharging and safety in their thinking. Like I said, I think the first breakthroughs like this one will be for EV batteries.

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Rich Quinnell
Rich Quinnell
5/8/2014 5:09:44 PM
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Re: Lag of battery technology
Kareem, Here is a link to some battery technology that uses nanoporous materials and promises exceptional energy density:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/materials/nanoporous-material-combines-the-best-of-battery-and-supercapacitor-capabilities

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mahendra_agarwal
mahendra_agarwal
5/8/2014 9:30:09 AM
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Re: self-powered wireless sensor
I am sure that the sensor would generate electricity by any way that information I have seen is that the system would change the proton into electricity this can be done easily and as the result we get the small amount of enery which is enough to make the sensors run .

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feiwa
feiwa
5/7/2014 11:41:48 PM
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Re: Tesla's dream?
Might be a little different. Tesla's dream was for energy delivery, this is for signal sensing and transforming using wireless energy.

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feiwa
feiwa
5/7/2014 11:38:30 PM
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Re: bridge sensors
This is really useful in Wireless Sensor Networks where ultra low power is needed. This SoC solution with energy harvest integrated will be an ideal device. Like it.

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Rich Quinnell
Rich Quinnell
5/7/2014 8:19:59 PM
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Re: self-powered wireless sensor
Thanks for the great technical detail. I especially appreciate the warning about providing some form of energy storage to take out the spikes.

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8|20|14   |   2:07   |   (0) comments


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8|15|14   |   2:04   |   (0) comments


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8|15|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


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8|15|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


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7|17|14   |   2:14   |   (0) comments


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