Nada-Nix-Zilch battery, here’s the self-powered switch on 2.4 GHz

March 15, 2016 | 13:02
Nada-Nix-Zilch battery, here’s the self-powered switch on 2.4 GHz
Nada-Nix-Zilch battery, here’s the self-powered switch on 2.4 GHz
How much energy is wasted globally every day by people pressing buttons on all sorts of equipment? Now, a self-powered product family for wireless communication in the 2.4 GHz frequency band is available from EnOcean. The new device enables 100% batteryless switch applications within 2.4 GHz systems like ZigBee.
 
EnOcean’s new product and technology is based on kinetic energy harvesting and the field-proven ECO 200 electromechanical energy converter. It proves that kinetic energy harvesting technology can run any kind of ultra-low power radio device.
 
The new 2.4 GHz product family includes types:
 
  • PTM 215ZE – a 2.4 GHz radio pushbutton transmitter module, mechanically compatible with the industry standard PTM 21x module form factor.
  • PTM 535Z – a 2.4 GHz radio transmitter module, combined with the ECO 200 energy converter, has a smaller form factor than the PTM 215ZE.
  • TCM 515Z – the 2.4 GHz radio transceiver with ESP3 interface enables quick integration of EnOcean 2.4 GHz solutions into actuators, gateways and controllers.

Just think of the energy we could  save by having EnOcean 2.4 GHz IoT’ed doorbells installed all over the world instead of the old transformer, chime and a little lamp — or am I overlooking something?
 
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