The WPC has promoted the following application categories as great fits for Qi2 MPP:
- Android Smartphones
- Tablets / E-Readers
- Wireless Earbuds
NuCurrent also anticipates the following categories to be fast-followers in adopting as well:
- Smart Speakers
- Casino Gaming
- Personal Grooming
- POS/Industrial Handhelds
Path(s) to Mass Production
There are two paths to mass production: a plug-and-play module or custom development.
Together, NuCurrent and Amphenol have developed a plug-and-play Qi2 charging module to provide an easy, time-sensitive upgrade path for customers with existing Qi1 systems, looking to achieve Qi2 certification. The Qi2 module can be customized to meet various requirements such as power levels, product size, interoperability, existing design, product lifespan, and the certification requirements set by WPC.
The second option is custom Qi2 development, which allows for tailored solutions to fit a product’s specific needs and requirements. However, it must be noted that this path is recommended for premium, high-end products with either distinct needs or those that haven’t implemented wireless power before.