Wireless charging is changing the way we live and work. Between smartphones and other mobile personal electronics, cordless kitchen appliances, and light electric vehicles, new applications for wireless power are emerging all the time. The Wireless Power Consortium and its members are leading the way in enabling more people to have greater access to the benefits of wireless power. We’re making the future the standard.
Standards exist to ensure safety and interoperability. Increasingly, efficiency is another factor in standard development. Safety has always been important for electrical power transfer but is now even more critical as new applications such as the Ki Cordless Kitchen deliver higher levels of wireless power. Interoperability has become a vital factor in new product categories to ensure consumer acceptance and enable growth. Global warming and rising energy costs have also brought efficiency and sustainability to the fore as people look to minimize environmental impact.
Consumers and businesses need to know that the products they depend on are designed and manufactured to meet defined safety and operating standards – that they’re safe and reliable, wherever they are being used in the world. Developing global standards is why we exist.
We took a giant first step with our Qi standard, developed for smartphones and other portable consumer devices. Through rigorous testing and strict certification procedures, Qi has helped manufacturers and retailers deliver over 9,000 safe, interoperable products in the market today. Qi Certified products are identifiable by our Qi logo and are listed in the Qi Certified Product Database
Certified products must pass rigorous testing in one of our authorized laboratories to verify compliance with WPC specifications. We work closely with test labs across the world to ensure new products are safe, interoperable and backward compatible. When you see a certified logo on a product, you can be sure it will work safely and reliably with any other device, regardless of manufacturer.
Qi2 is our most advanced standard for more efficient and more convenient wireless charging of mobile devices – available later this year.
The Ki cordless kitchen is coming – cooking, food preparation and kitchen design will never be the same again.
We’re developing a wireless charging standard for light electric vehicles that will make the charging of ebikes and escooters safer, smarter, and more durable.
Why join the WPC? To be at the forefront of defining and implementing standards. Our members can access invaluable resources and tools, influence specification development and of course have their products certified. Join us and you’ll gain a competitive edge that will help you design and build the next generation of wireless power products.
Membership in the WPC has been invaluable in helping us become a leader
in the wireless charging market.
Kevin Trejo, Sr. Product Manager, Scosche
Independent test labs around the world are at the heart of our certification process.
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Behind every certification is a detailed set of specifications.
Just published, the new Qi2 standard for wireless charging devices.
WPC demonstrated the Ki Cordless Kitchen, Qi2, and ebike wireless charging at IFA.
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By joining the WPC you will become a key player in shaping and advancing wireless power standards. WPC members gain invaluable insights to compete more successfully and lead the charge in introducing cutting-edge wireless power transfer products to the market.
To be certain that a product has been tested to Qi certification standards, search for it in our database.