Manufacturers must make their products compliant with new versions of the Qi specification. The Logo License Agreement (clause 6) explains this rule and introduces the concept "Grace Period". A Grace Period is meant as a period of time which is available for manufacturers to make their products compliant to the revised specification.
The Logo License Agreement defines the Manufacturing Grace Period in clause 6.5. At the end of the manufacturing grace period it is no longer allowed to manufacture and sell products that were not tested against the latest version of the Qi specification. Note that products which have entered the distribution channels before the end of the manufacturing grace period may continue to be sold to consumers and need not be recalled.
Manufacturing Grace Periods
Each grace period ends 23:59 UTC/GMT on the date given below
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Manufacturing Grace Period for 1.1.2. Receivers
A version 1.1.2 receiver has the same Manufacturing Grace Period as a 1.2.0 receiver because the technical requirements for 1.2 receivers that implement the basic power profile have not changed between version 1.1.2 and 1.2.0.
Special Grace Periods for FDA-Approved and FAA-Approved Products
The Registration Grace Period for 1.2.x products that require FDA or FAA approval in the US, or equivalent regulatory approval on other countries, ends on 2 December 2022.
The Manufacturing Grace Period for medical and aerospace products that require FDA or FAA approval in the US, or equivalent regulatory approval on other countries, is 10 years after the end of the registration grace period. The manufacturing grace period for 1.2.x products ends 2 December 2032.
Unlimited Manufacturing Grace Period for Automotive and Furniture Service Parts
Service parts for automotive products and service parts for products manufactured with a fully integrated (non-interchangeable by the customer) embedded PTx may be supplied for an unlimited period of time.
It is Important to Comply With the Latest Qi Specifications
The Wireless Power Consortium revises the Qi specification on a regular basis.
Qi specifications are numbered with three digits: X.Y.Z. For example 1.0.3
With each new minor revision, features were added to the specification that are important for product safety and for compatibility with future products.That's why we make it mandatory to comply with the latest minor version of the specification. More information about the differences between versions 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 can be found on the specification page.
Editorial revisions of the specification don't introduce new product requirements. Products that are compliant with an older editorial update of the specification are therefore considered compliant with the latest editorial revision. For example, a product that is certified with version 1.2.2 is also compliant with version 1.2.3.
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