Before a product can receive the Qi logo, it must be certified by an independent test lab authorized by the Wireless Power Consortium. We work closely with our test labs to ensure interoperability and backward-compatibility. If it bears the Qi logo, you can know that it will work with any other Qi device, regardless of manufacturer. Read about our authorization procedure for test labs.
The latest Qi specification is version 1.1.2. Existing Qi manufacturers had until May 24, 2014 to upgrade their products from earlier versions to version 1.1 or later. With few exceptions, the manufacture and sale of version 1.0.3 products is no longer permitted.
Q. I have developed a Qi Transmitter that is designed to version 1.0.3 of the specification. Can I still get this product certified?
A: No, you cannot (unless the product falls under an special exemption.)
Q: As automotive supplier, I have a contractual obligation to supply v1.0.3 certified chargers to a car company for at least 5 years. Can I fulfill my contractual obligations under the WPC Grace Period rules?
A: Service parts can be supplied indefinitely. For complete chargers, you need to request extension of the Grace Period for your product.
Q: My product is certified according to version 1.1.1. Can I keep selling my product even though there is now a version 1.1.2?
A: Yes. The changes between version 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 are so small that 1.1.1-certified products can be assumed compliant with version 1.1.2.
Q: Are version 1.1.2-certified products backwards compatible with version 1.0.3-certified products?
Yes. All Qi products are backwards compatible, independent of the version number.