Army has realized the importance of technology to keep their soldiers connected on the battle field. It recently announced a Nett Warrior program consisting of a computer, display and radio to help the warriors stay connected to their team members. But what about charging of these gadgets on battle field itself? Just imagine a group of soldiers surrounded by a set of entangled wires in their vehicle. In case of an attack the last thing you want your soldier do is to search for the corresponding wire for their device. The army has realized the importance of wireless or inductive charging that would meet the battery needs of soldiers equipment.
The army is currently testing a charging station inside a armored infantry that could charge devices as far as two feet.The challenge it has to face is to be able to tweak power settings based on the gadget to be charged as it is supposed to be the single power source for devices ranging from smartphones and tablets to laptops. Currently, the Net Warrior program needs 10W per soldier totaling to 90W for nine such soldiers inside a vehicle. The army intends to overcome the limitation of stationing gadgets on pad during wireless charging. If tested successfully on the battlefield, the technology might be introduced commercially that will help you rid adapters in future.