Kinetic, unpowered, energy harvesting switch modules

March 11, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
EnOcean is employing kinetic power – energy harvesting technology – in a complete batteryless, wireless switch module portfolio in the 2.4 GHz frequency band for global usage; established module form factors and 3D data enable easy development of kinetic-powered products

This self-powered product family for wireless communication operates in the globally-assigned 2.4 GHz frequency band. This adds to the company’s products in 868 MHz, 902 MHz and 928 MHz. With the 2.4 GHz offering, OEMs can now realise batteryless switch applications for worldwide use.

The new 2.4 GHz portfolio enables integration of EnOcean’s technology into 2.4 GHz systems, such as ZigBee. It opens the self-powered technology to new markets, particularly for applications that request a global use for energy harvesting wireless communication. Designers of 2.4 GHz based products can integrate EnOcean energy harvesting in their portfolio for batteryless, wireless room-level control, via wall switches, contact sensors or remote controls.


The EnOcean 2.4 GHz product family includes:

* PTM 215ZE – a 2.4 GHz radio pushbutton transmitter module It is mechanically compatible with the industry standard PTM 21x module form factor (sub-1 GHz) to ensure integration into a wide range of switch designs, allowing efficient migration paths.


* PTM 535Z – this 2.4 GHz radio transmitter module, combined with the ECO 200 energy converter, has a smaller form factor than the PTM 215ZE and is suitable for custom switch designs in industrial, consumer and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. 3D data, provided together with the technical data sheet, facilitates the prototyping of various housings.


* TCM 515Z – the 2.4 GHz radio transceiver with ESP3 interface enables quick integration of EnOcean 2.4 GHz solutions into actuators, gateways and controllers.