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How will remotely located IoT devices be powered in the future? In this excerpt from “Internet of Things for Architects,” Perry Lea takes a look at the significant problems IoT designers will face when resolving issues about energy sources and power management for IoT devices.

Important points about powering wireless devices:

  • Self-discharge must be accounted for;
  • Most rechargeable batteries have limited cycle lives and see significant capacity fade over time;
  • Supercapacitors suffer from capacity leakage;
  • Energy density is very important.

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