Wireless Charging on Public Spaces

On one of the main market squares the city of Gotha, Germany, charging points for inductive charging of cell phones were installed and put into operation. Two charging points were installed at each of the eight tree benches. Anyone whose cell phone supports this technology can charge the device there free of charge.

The technology of inductive charging is not very error-prone, as there are no open contacts, and can be easily made waterproof and thus well integrated into benches. They are a welcome infrastructure not only for residents, but also for cyclists.

The power supply is hidden beneath the bench.