Category: Power Product of the Year
ElectroglaZ 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 (<50V) devices. The delivery of this energy is wire/cable free and invisible to the user.
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. A 1mm wide printed conductive “busbar” around the perimeter of the conductive glass is applied to supply the external power into the laminate.
Unlike a traditional power deliver 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.
Low power electromechanical devices that can be driven by ElectroglaZ panels include LED's, motors, fans, filters, UV lamps, sensors, cameras, induction chargers, displays, speakers, etc.
Sectors where ElectroglaZ can provide product designers with scope to innovate beyond what is currently possible include: Retail/POS, Lighting, Architectural, Furniture, Security and Medical equipment.
Please see: https://www.zytronic.co.uk/technology/electroglaz/ for more information on the technology, and https://www.zytronic.co.uk/technology/electroglaz/what-are-the-potential-uses-for-electroglaz/ for examples where it can be used.
Here are a selection of video links demonstrating ElectroglaZ in operation: