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Apple Planning Solar Power Converters for Its Devices

Apple applied for the new patent for the built-in device solar power converter

Nov 2 2013, 1:51pm CDT | by

Apple Planning Solar Power Converters for Its Devices
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The US Patent and Trademark Office announced that Apple filed the new patent application entitled "Power management systems for accepting adapter and solar power in electronic devices." The system would create a power management that would charge laptop or some other device with a solar power without an external converter. With the new power converters built-in in the Appleā€™s devices, the company would be able to eliminate the middleman.

Solar power charging for the portable devices has been around for a while, but the new Apple's system would eliminate current complicated methods. At the moment, we depend on bulky converters, but Apple's new technology would supply its devices with their own internal charger and microcontroller. The individual built-in equipment would convert the solar power to the electricity needed to power the device.

The conversion would be regulated and monitored by the system microcontroller. The start-up power for the converter could be provided either by a solar panel or an AC-to-DC power adapter.

As described in the patent, the system consists of a microcontroller and a charger. While it operates, the system receives power from one or more power adapters as well as a solar panel. In the next step, the components in the device are supplied by power by the management system without a converter between the system and the solar panel.

Having a patent application is not a guarantee that this technology will in fact see the light of the day, but it gives us a hope that the days of all those devices constantly running out of power will soon be over.

Source: CNET NEWS

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/25" rel="author">Bijon Kumar Pramanik</a>
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.

 

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