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What is Wireless Electricity?

Jason C. Chavis
Jason C. Chavis

In its basic form, wireless electricity uses the concept of transferring electrical energy from one place to another without the use of wires. Traditionally, all power must be transferred from the source to a device that uses the electricity via some sort of transmission line. However, wireless power uses various forms of transference not requiring this line. Benefits of wireless electricity come in the form of continuous power transmission and the lack of need for wires that can become a nuisance or even hazardous. The transmission of wireless electricity has been used since the late 1800s, but due to commercial restraints, the technological expansion of its use was limited.

The most common form of wireless power transmission is known as near field transference. This uses the concepts of magnetic induction to transfer power over short distances from one location to another. Magnetic induction is commonplace in modern electronics, most notably in the transformer. Two circuits are not connected physically, but used their close proximity to create an electromagnetic field, which transfers power from a source to a device. A primary example of this is the modern electric toothbrush, which fits into a small charging device which, in turn, provides power through metal plates on each part of the device positioned in close proximity to each other.

In general, electricity must be transferred via a transmission line.
In general, electricity must be transferred via a transmission line.

A different form of wireless electricity can transfer power over long distances. This is known as the far field method and can be used to transfer energy through radio waves, microwaves or lasers. The benefit of this system is its obvious distance advantage over magnetic induction. However, one challenge with the far field method is the fact that the power must be sent in a manner identical to the shape of the receiver. For example, an antenna receiving power via radio waves must be matched to the correct frequency of the source transmission.

After the invention of a way to transfer very high frequency and ultra high frequency radio waves by Heinrich Hertz in 1888, the inventor Nikola Tesla began to develop a way to transfer wireless electricity. By 1891, he was able to patent a method to illuminate light bulbs. This was most notable in his demonstrations at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. While he continued the process, it wasn't until the mid-20th century and beyond that the technique of magnetic induction and wireless power was used commercially. One major challenge lay in the method of charging people for the consumption of power, when it was essentially broadcast to the masses.

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I am Ron B. in York, Pa., and we have a patent pending on WTP, wireless transmission of electricity. The patent is exclusive and has no real direct application to your views; however, realize that our power plant as proposed operates free electricity in a radius of 200 miles and does not require intermittent towers to replicate the service.

The important thing about the patent is not what we are going to do with it, but to advise physics departments that the electron is not quite what they think it is and if you understand they are made up of tiny pre-matter sparks, one can manipulate those inside sparks within the electron, you can transmit their electricity to the world quite easily.

Tesla thought the electron was a fail safe unit of power. Yes, it is a unit of great power, but it also fails the test of transmission because it is too heavy to force up a tower leg. One must flux the electron out of its own idea as a power source and convert it into a lighter preparticle when pressed to the tower, and those lighter preparticles carry the electricity amperage and not the voltage so the tower does not harm and the transmission is entirely safe to be around. When the modified electron hits a house antenna it converts immediately back to electron electricity as the house is wired for.

It is my intention to teach students the truth about preparticles, and the greater truth that preparticles sustain their existence like chameleons, as they can and do change back and forth from one type to the other. We modify the electron by a clever induction wiring forcing an ultimaton spark out of the body of the electron and changing it into a Muon, and it is the Muon that produces wireless electricity-- not electrons. There are 100 Ultimaton pre matter sparks in an electron; we knock one out, to 99 Ultimatons, and it transmits as a Muon.

I am open to discussion. Thank you.


Wireless electrical transmission is one of the hottest ideas in the R&D departments of the world's major tech companies. Battery life and the ease of recharging are major issues for any company that makes electronics. If electricity could be transmitted through the air, over short or long distances, it would open up huge new possibilities for their products.


Can someone explain the principle behind wireless electricity to m?. This article touches on it, but I am still pretty confused.


I think that wireless electricity will be one of the biggest revolutions of the future. Just think of all the potential. No power cords, just power everywhere. I am really excited about all the possibilities but from everything I have read it seems like we will have to wait at least 10 more years for this technology to become a reality.

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      In general, electricity must be transferred via a transmission line.