DuPont™ Corian® Charging Surface technology brings wireless charging to countertops

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I believe that wireless charging is one of the best gadget features to be invented in the last few years and now DuPont™ Corian® Charging Surface technology is taking this feature even further by integrating it into their countertops. As a member of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA), DuPont Building Innovations are officially launching Corian® Charging Surface technology to both residential and commercial audiences at this year’s NeoCon convention in Chicago.

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If you’re not familiar with DuPont™ Corian®, it’s an easy to clean solid-surface material that comes in 100+ colors and patterns. It can be custom cut and installed in kitchens, bathrooms, office desktops and more. But now you’ll be able to add dual mode PMA and Qi compatible charging capability to these nice looking work surfaces for the ultimate charging convenience. Messy cables and having to hunt for the charger will be a thing of the past. A special charging ring will enable most micro USB-enabled devices to charge on a special section of the countertop. Devices that already have wireless charging built in won’t need the ring add-on and can be placed directly on the countertop to charge.

Whenever we get around to remodeling our kitchen, I am definitely going to consider a DuPont™ Corian® countertop with this charging feature so I can get rid of at least a couple wireless charging docks that I have placed strategically around the house.

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This tech isn’t just for homes and kitchens though. It is perfect for corporate and commercial settings too. Through DuPont’s partner Powermat, you can have the ability to view a dashboard which shows the utilization of the charging units, offers remote diagnostics, and can even push notifications to your customers while charging. This charging surface technology will also be available for integration in DuPont™ Zodiaq Quartz Surfaces.

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  • Andrew Baker June 17, 2015, 9:32 am

    This is an interesting concept. I saw something similar to this in 2006/2007 at CES. Only it was a wall. The idea was the wall was filled with dozens of coils. One could hand lights, digital picture frames, clocks, and assortment of all kinds of things. The wall would detect the device and then only power the needed coils. I’m picturing this being very similar technology. Counter top packed with coils so you didn’t have to use a specific spot. Then intelligently powering only the needed coils. I can only think of the RF nightmare a counter full of fully powered coils will do.

  • Sam January 18, 2016, 5:58 pm

    I didn’t know you could add wireless charging to a Corian countertop! My husband really wants to build a drafting desk, and he leaves his tablet unlocked (with the auto-sleep disabled) while he looks at reference photos and image drafts. His tablet usually dies half way through the day, because the closest plug is across a main walkway and he hates having cables going across the floor. He looked at those Corian countertops” for a while, but this is the first we’ve heard about wireless charging. That might actually be a huge selling point for him.

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