Gemns G100

Product News: Gemns G100 EHG wireless panel switch by WePower

May 17, 2023
Promises to replace a traditional battery to harvest kinetic energy as the power source for wireless signal communications.

WePower Technologies has released the Gemns G100 EHG (G100) wireless panel switch for OEMs and product developers. The G100 is part of the portfolio of WePower patented technologies that promise reliable and lifetime maintenance-free performance in large-scale deployment of IoT devices for industrial, automotive, smart home, smart city, and aerospace applications that are simply not achievable with device designs dependent on battery power, per WePower. 

The G100 is an EHG in a wireless panel switch form factor for industrial applications that uses both stationary and oscillating magnets to harvest kinetic energy through electromagnetic induction. The G100 is realized in a standard 22mm panel mount switch that contains both the EHC100 (Gemns energy harvester charger board) and the manufacturer’s chosen MCU or RF transceiver board as the target application. With the simple activation of the G100’s push button, three millijoules of usable energy are available to power a target’s MCU and perform such tasks as reading sensors, performing computations, and transmitting encrypted data over an RF link. The energy produced transports signals such as BLE, Zigbee Green Power Device, LoRa, Z-Wave, Thread, and other wireless communications, with up to 20-dBm of output power. The G100 is retrofittable into the common push button of today’s industrial-machinery controls with no new design engineering, per its maker. 

“The future of IoT is pervasive connectivity. It’s where everything is connected and exchanging data wirelessly over trillions of sensors. But this connectivity comes at a price; more wireless sensors mean more batteries, and more batteries mean more waste and downtime,” said Larry Richenstein, co-founder and CEO of WePower Technologies. “WePower has engineered a solution that is now ready for integration in millions of IoT devices.”