A Zimbabwean Man Named Maxwell Chikumbutso Has Invented a TV That Works Without Electricity

Several towns in Africa are without electricity, thereby cutting them off from the ‘global village.’ As a result, people are unable to use the equipment for amusement and information that rely mostly on electricity, such as radio and television.

With the help of an innovative technology developed by a Zimbabwean named Maxwell Chikumbutso, this problem is going to be solved. According to the Herald, he is the founder of Saith Holdings Inc., which has made headlines for its numerous innovations, including electric cars and a multi-fueled helicopter.

Now, the inventor has developed a cordless television set. Chikumbutso, according to the Herald newspaper, succeeded in embedding a wireless power generator that uses radio frequency (RF) energy on a 55-inch UHD Samsung TV set, removing the need for power cables, on-grid power, and the size of the TV power supply gadgets.

“There are no cables attached to it. It is self-powered. What’s noticeable when you look at the back end of the TV rather than the glossy front is that it doesn’t have any cables connected to it,” he tells Herald.

“This TV is powered by RF using a device known as MSED. It’s self-contained, and the TV runs on green energy harvested from RF via an MSED-developed electronic gadget. That is the direction in which the world is currently heading. “Self-powered wireless gadgets and free energy.”

He believes that his idea has arrived at an opportune time because many African households do not have access to electricity. The International Energy Agency estimates that 600 million people do not have access to power.

According to Chikumbutso, an RF-powered television set can assist the majority of the poor in watching television in the comfort of their own homes.

“Many individuals can now enjoy watching TV while off-grid thanks to an RF driven generator built into a television,” he explains. “This began as a dream for me in 2003, but it is now a reality.” We’ve created a system that can power televisions, smartphones, laptop computers, and refrigerators, to mention a few.”

The 55-inch UHD Samsung TV set, which is equipped with an MSED, harnesses RF and turns it into pure energy, according to the Herald.

“It produces 500w with 15Amps,” Chikumbutso explains, “which implies the TV can also power extra 2 x 100w lights to light the house.” “Right now, we’re working on shrinking the MSED so that it may be used in cell phones, PCs, laptops, and decoders.” It will now be contained within those devices. Cordless electrical devices are becoming more common. That’s where we’re headed. Nothing will be able to stop us this year.”

Chikumbutso’s concept isn’t new, according to TechZim, because Samsung revealed a radio-frequency powered TV remote with a small solar panel on the back at the Consumer Electronics Show 2022. “However, if what Maxwell Chikumbutso has done is true, it might mean that traditional electrical infrastructure will be obsolete, as all antenna arrays will be used.” Radiofrequency will be used to power TVs, smartphones, and other devices, according to TechZim.



Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

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