I'm not an electrical engineer so forgive any obvious ignorance that may be unwittingly baked into the question.
My kids have these Disney Infinity Light FX figures that, now that Infinity is being shut down, I think I'll want to end up displaying in their room.
Since there are 7 of these things, but only two can live on the pad at any given time, I need to find a different solution to allow for "always on" light from all of them - (ie - all 7 lined up on a bookshelf)
The Infinity base uses NFC as far as I can tell.
I've been noodling on this and done some reading on the Qi standard and devices but it looks like most of the new Qi devices are v1.2 which contain foreign object detection - ie - it won't send power to non-phone devices.
So - I thought, what if I bypass the Qi controller all together and just directly shoot power through the coil - that should work...right?
Can I wire a wireless induction coil to a USB cable and expect it to:
a) receive power
b) not burn through the table
c) deliver inductive power to another NFC type device?
I've taken a quick first stab at this via wire-nuts. A stripped USB cable to a coil and plugging the USB into a small iPhone transformer plugged into the wall. It didn't work like I expected but nothing exploded so that is good :|
Is my expectation here even correct?