Nokia use lightning bolt to charge phone

Nokia use lightning bolt to charge phone

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Imagine if you could charge your phone using the power of lightning. University of Southampton have teamed up with Nokia in an experiment to harness the energy of a lightning bolt to charge a Nokia Lumia 925.

 

In the trial, over 200,000 volts was sent across a 300mm gap. The signal was then stepped into a second controlling transformer, where it was able to charge the mobile device.

“This discovery proves that the device can be charged with a current that passes through the air, and is a huge step towards understanding a natural power like lightning and harnessing its energy,” said Neil Palmer, a scientist at the University of Southampton in the UK.

 

Nokia said the test was a way to find innovative ways to improve the performance of products, rather than serious plans for a weather chargeable phone.

 

“As one of the first companies to introduce wireless charging into our products, we believe that this experiment has the potential to jump-start new ideas on how we charge our phones in the future,” said Chris Weber, executive vice president for sales and marketing at Nokia.


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