WPC Increases Power, Improves User Experience with New Qi Wireless Power Standard Specification. WPC world leader in adoption of wireless power technology, has announced that the latest version of the Qi specification now makes it possible to deliver 15 watts of power to mobile phones that support wireless fast charging.
The WPC claims that the last Qi fast charging feature enhances the charging experience by decreasing the time required to wirelessly charge devices.
Providing as much as 60% charge in as little as 30 minutes, several manufacturers already offer wired fast charging for their devices. And now this upgraded Qi specification allows them to extend this speed to wireless charging as well.
This global standard is called Qi, and it has become the world’s leading method for transferring electrical power without wires
Menno Treffers, chairman of the WPC, said, “With a deployed base of well over 50 million units, hundreds of registered products and users all around the world, we understand the importance of a specification that supports innovation,”
“This release marks an important milestone for Qi, introducing the first higher power class and paving the way for our members to address more demanding applications with products that work seamlessly with the installed base of Qi-compatible products,” Treffers added.
Initially, this new specification is available only for members of the WPC. But at a later date, it’ll be made available to public as well.
The WPC’s members include Belkin, ConvenientPower, Delphi, Freescale, Haier, HTC, IKEA, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, PowerbyProxi, Royal Philips, Samsung, Sony, TDK, Texas Instruments, Verizon Wireless and ZTE.
Simple, efficient and safe, Qi charges or powers an array of devices, from smartphones to cordless kitchen appliances. This is a first in wireless charging, creating more choice for consumers in the eco system of Qi-compatible products by addressing many different needs of consumers at home and on the move.
Qi combines induction and resonance technologies to deliver a superior standard to all.