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Network of Things

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    Network of Things


    The big thing in new Buzz Words is a "Network of Things" or a CONNECTED series of electronic devices!

    I am very satisfied with my "Network of Things" as it is. I don't need more devices.

    What I need is a "Network of Things" that includes the ELECRRCAL POWER for each networked item!

    I have the following things networked in my 3 room Apt. All are connected by WiFi or Cat5 to my router.

    I have power cables running to the following;

    5 TV, Some are smart TVs
    3 TV set top boxes
    2 Desktop PCs
    1 WD 4TB Cloud Server
    1 Printer
    1 tablet
    3 Battery Chargers
    1 phone system
    1 shredder
    2 DVDs
    1 Mag Light (Bad eyes)
    1 Set PC Speakers
    3 Electric Clocks
    1 Free To Air antenna
    1 Free To Air Set Top Box

    That means I have to have 27,that is TWENTY SEVEN electrical outlets in a 3 room apartment!!
    I must also be careful not to overload any one circuit!
    I have 6 multi outlet extensions! It looks like I have Eagles Nest somewhere in each room!

    Where do I put that "Eagles Nest" so the wife isn't upset!

    How about the Wizards coming up with a plan to include "Network of Power Sources"

    The "Old Fart"

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    Small amounts of power can be sent over data cables, such as with USB. But for your purposes you really want wireless power transmission. This article is a summary of the state of that technology:

    HowStuffWorks "How Wireless Power Works"
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