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Apple files for solar power management system patent

Nov 1, 2013 - Lucy Woods - PV-tech.org

"Technology manufacturing giant Apple applied to the US patent and trademark office on Thursday for the patent of a power management system to utilise portable solar panels.

The Apple system would use solar power for iPhones, Macbooks and iPod touch without needing to plug into a mains socket to recharge. The use of solar power would aid devices currently dependent on mains socket for power and recharging.

The system would accept direct current (DC) from solar panels, and AC current using a system micro controller (SMC), to an AC-DC adapter, so devices can use both solar power and an adapter. .." 

Read the whole article at PV Tech: http://www.pv-tech.org/news/apple_files_for_solar_power_management_system_patent

 


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