The battle to become the industry standard for wireless charging has entered a new phase with the Wireless Power Consortium announcing a partnership with testing specialist TÜV Rheinland to open an independent testing compliance lab in Taiwan for Qi products, which is the Consortium’s proposed standard for wireless charging technology. The new technology will allow you to charge gadgets that draw up to 5 watts of power sans cords, most devices that charge over USB use 2.5 watts of power and the standard also calls for a third-party certification process that will allow gadget manufactures to brandish their device with the Qi logo. So we should see the legion of Qi-powered devices continue to grow at an ever-increasing rate…………….
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent certification services announced the launch of a new independent compliance testing lab in Taiwan to meet the growing demand for Qi certification of wireless charging devices and products. Qi, the global standard for wireless charging, allows devices to be charged just by placing them on any Qi charging surface without connecting cords or wires. Qi offers simplicity, convenience, and flexibility by ensuring wireless charging interoperability between any Qi-enabled device and any Qi charger, regardless of manufacturer or brand. “We’re excited to work with TÜV Rheinland to help quickly certify more Qi products, speeding their time to market,” said WPC Chairman Menno Treffers. “The need for a facility such as this is a testament to growing demand for Qi-compatible devices and a reflection of the many companies racing to compete in the expanding wireless charging industry.” TÜV Rheinland‘s Taiwan facility will offer assistance for companies wishing to have their products certified Qi-compatible. Qi compliance testing as well as all necessary regulatory testing is now available at TÜV Rheinland Taiwan for interested companies. “We’ve been impressed by the strong demand for Qi product certification,” said Uwe Halstenbach, general manager of TÜV Rheinland Taiwan. “We look forward to ramping up our testing to help companies quickly usher in a new wave of Qi-enabled electronics to even more consumers.”