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NFC Standard adds reverse battery charging on mobile phones

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The NFC Forum, a discussion group responsible for near field communication technology, has released details about the WLC and which will use the NFC to charge small devices with the help of reverse charging of smartphones and other devices.

The WLC goes further by placing the NFC standard as a possible charging bridge between devices. The goal is far from being one cell phone charging another, going to gadgets like completely wireless headphones, internet things devices and all this will receive up to one watt of power.

One watt is little, but it’s enough for a smartphone to recharge a headset, with only one cable and that recharges both batteries at the same time – plugged into the phone of course. An interesting point is that the implementation of WLC can be facilitated because of the spread of smartphones with NFC, which is quite large and goes even to intermediate or simpler models.

The NFC Forum is sponsored by companies such as Apple, Google, Sony and Qualcomm, with famous members such as Samsung, LG, Xiaomi and Huawei. People enough to make the novelty appear on several devices in the near future. Besides smartphones, there are other manufacturers that use NFC in their devices, such as the Wii U control, the New Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Switch.

WLC is still far from appearing in this year’s devices. As its specifications have now been released, the first compatible devices should take some time to reach the market.

Source: Engadget.

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