ElectroglaZ - A transparent power delivery technology

26 May 2021
ElectroglaZ is a wireless power delivery system using conductive glass. Zytronic’s ElectroglaZ technology is a bespoke lamination of non-conductive and conductive transparent glass. The arrangement allows power to be transferred across two or more individual layers within the laminate and tapped/extracted at the required locations to power multiple low power (less than 50V) devices. The delivery of this energy is wire/cable free and invisible to the user. ElectroglaZ is a patent pending technology.

How Does ElectroglaZ Work?

To tap into the power, apertures (typically 30 to 100mm in diameter) are machined into the highly conductive glass where the required low power electrical devices will be fitted. These devices connect to the positive and negatively charged inner coatings of the laminated glass. Unlike traditional power delivery systems, electrical devices fitted into an ElectroglaZ do not require a wire or cable connection and appear to be freely ‘floating’ within an optically clear glass panel with no visual means of power connection.

Although powered devices are the primary focus, the technology also allows the transfer of data.

Zytronic can process the glass in-house using a variety of methods i.e., cutting, machining, grinding, polishing, printing, thermal tempering and lamination.

What Are The Potential Uses For ElectroglaZ?

ElectroglaZ offers new possibilities in many applications like low voltage LED Lighting or USB power and charging (in Retail furniture, Point of sale, Museums or Galleries), HVAC, Building automation and security, Infotainment or Home appliances.