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I am trying to build a bot that is "always on". I will be using a qi platform and am looking for a battery that charges through Qi. I've found several batteries that can charge your phone through Qi, but I am looking for one that charges itself through Qi. Any clue where I can find one like that? As a second question, do you think such an idea would work? Any foreseeable problems?

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  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "charges itself through Qi"? The Qi has transmitter - a charging station and a receiver - battery. $\endgroup$ – mactro Sep 13 '16 at 11:31
  • $\begingroup$ Well, right now with my qi charging station, I place my phone on it for the phone to charge. I want to find a battery that will charge when I put it on the qi charging station. $\endgroup$ – Serj Sagan Sep 13 '16 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Robotics Serj Sagan, but I'm afraid that shopping questions really aren't a good fit for a stack exchange site. We prefer practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Take a look at How to Ask and tour for more information on how stack exchange works, and the Robotics question checklist for details of how to write a good question. $\endgroup$ – Mark Booth Sep 14 '16 at 15:30
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What you are looking for is a Qi receiver, that will allow you to transfer energy from a charging station to your robot. Charging a battery will be a separate task. Adafruit has a module capable of providing 5V and 500mA. Or you can go for a complete wireless power bank with USB output. This will also give you 5V that you can use to power up your robot.

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  • $\begingroup$ This "complete wireless power bank with USB output" would be continually charged by Qi? I was not able to find such a one... on that Adafruit site... could you link to one please? $\endgroup$ – Serj Sagan Sep 13 '16 at 20:06

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