Qi devices can fit into every aspect of your day – at home, in the car, at the office – wherever you find yourself. Leaving you free to enjoy your life, without battery anxiety and cable stress.
Qi (pronounced “chee” and means ‘vital energy’) is a global wireless charging standard that’s safe, reliable, and totally interoperable. There are over 9000 QI Certified products on the market today created by more than 350 companies.
The Wireless Power Consortium is an open, collaborative and not-for-profit group of more than 350 companies around the world that work together to set the standards for safety, compatibility and quality for wireless power.
Electronic products should be designed to be safe and interoperable with related devices. That's what standards are for. The WPC creates and manages rigorous testing procedures before products can qualify to be Qi Certified. So, consumers can be assured that Qi Certified products are safe, reliable and compatible across the ecosystem.
Safe from foreign objects
Qi Certified chargers include Foreign Object Detection (FOD) that automatically stops charging if something is in the way (like a coin, bank card or other metal object). Non-certified chargers without FOD can heat objects to the point where they can cause third degree burns.
Safe from heat
All chargers, including Qi, generate heat as they operate. In the unlikely event that a charger does become too hot, a detector will automatically shut charging down for safety.
Safe to charge overnight
You don’t need to worry about leaving devices charging overnight. Qi chargers know when your device has full battery and automatically stop charging.
We’ve worked with the biggest names in consumer and industrial electronics to create the global interface standard for wireless power transfer. Look for the Qi logo on your favourite brands. Our members include:
We’re always working to improve, update and evolve the Qi standard and Qi2 will offer improved wireless charging, a new user experience and pave the way for future features and enhancements.
To be certain that a product has been tested to Qi Certification standards, search for it in our database.