Wireless Phone Charging
Technology For The Outdoors
Outdoor Technologies leader Scanstrut became the first brand to take Qi wireless charging technology and develop it to deliver safe, efficient charge in any outdoor situation. With over 30 years’ experience in enabling the use of technology outdoors, Scanstrut has built a world-class reputation on designing and engineering products for the marine industry, for use aboard boats in the most extreme environments and adverse weather conditions.
There are many challenging factors to consider when designing products for use outdoors; water, humidity, UV degradation, dust, salt and extreme temperature fluctuations, all of which represent sub-optimal conditions for consumer electronics. “If a product can withstand prolonged usage on a boat, it will be at home in almost any other environment and almost any installation scenario”. George Bowles, Head of Design at Scanstrut.
With Qi wireless charging technology now being found in various locations around the home, office, workplace, and cars, Scanstrut set out to make this incredible technology available for use in outdoor civic areas, smart spaces or even integration into outdoor furniture or existing outdoor charging infrastructures. Imagine always having wireless charge where ever you need it indoors or out? The Scanstrut design department set about bringing this dream to life.
Our 3-Step Approach for Developing Qi Technology for Outdoor Use:
- Low voltage 12V or 24V input power, which is most common in outdoor and outdoor mobile applications, mainly for safety and power efficiencies.
- Waterproofing encapsulation techniques, ensuring moisture will never penetrate into the charger and keep technology, phone and user safe.
- Tried and tested marine grade material selection, which can withstand the highest rating of UV and temperature fluctuation punishment over years of use
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One of the UK's leading importers and distributors of engines and marine equipment, Barrus will represent the global outdoor technologies brand, supplying the full range of products to its UK dealer base and carrying out the installation of Scanstrut products as standard on Zodiac RIBs.