Qi2, the latest standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), introduces Magnetic Power Profile (MPP) to ensure precise alignment between chargers and devices, enhancing energy efficiency and enabling faster charging. Initially supporting 15 W wireless charging with plans to expand, Qi2 promises rapid and convenient charging for Android smartphones, wireless earbuds, and more, fostering an ecosystem of accessories with reliable charging capabilities.
To address quality concerns, the WPC intensifies evaluation of non-Qi-certified technologies. Their review exposes numerous recalls of Qi-compatible devices, highlighting the need for stricter standards. The Qi2 standard surpasses its predecessor by implementing a rigorous certification process for manufacturers, implementing stringent monitoring and enforcement system, deterring unauthorized modifications or cost-cutting measures. Products meeting Qi2 standards will display the official logo, ensuring authenticity and safety, protecting consumers from counterfeit and hazardous alternatives. Unifying the industry under one global standard, Qi2 simplifies the wireless charging landscape for consumers and retailers alike.
What is Qi Wireless Charging?
Qi Wireless Charging is the most popular wireless charging method and is best known for its wireless phone charging application. Qi Wireless Chargers use a resonant inductive coupling between the sender (the charging station) and the receiver (the device) to charge or power devices. Wireless charging removes ports and contact pins, resulting in a portable, interoperable, reliable, and fully-sealed product powered individually or with a multi-bay system. WPC’s Qi2 implementation of MPP advances the standard by ensuring precise alignment between chargers and devices, enhancing energy efficiency and enabling faster charging.