Qi Wireless Charging Guide
Sep 12, 2018
Wireless charging is a technology that allows you to charge a device over very short distances (4mm - 6mm) without cables. With wireless charging you don’t have to plug and unplug your device each time―you just place the device on top of a wireless charging pad and it starts automatically.
There are various competing standards for wireless charging. The most popular is Qi;(pronounced ‘chee’), which is supported by all major phone brands.
Most new phones have wireless charging built in. Older phones need a replacement rear cover that is built to fit the phone. If a wireless charging cover isn’t available, a universal adapter may be used, allowing older devices to utilize wireless charging.
The first wireless chargers were about the size of a drink coaster. Now we are seeing them integrated into mobile batteries, mouse pads and alarm clocks. Using the latest technology, we can now make them in any size or shape creating one-of-a-kind designs to fit your brand.
I currently keep three chargers: one on my office desk, one at the house and one in the Jeep that allows me to wirelessly charge while on the go.
Use of these Qi chargers is super simple. Most use a standard USB connection as a power source, unless they are powered by an internal battery. This allows them to run off of a standard computer USB Port or other USB power source.
Chargers are available with different power ratings. Average is a 5 watt power output with some bumping up to 10 watts. The higher output will provide faster charging.
For more information on wireless chargers, email OutdoorPromoGear@halo.com.
At Outdoor Promo Gear we can create custom Qi Wireless Charges in most any shape or color. Let us design one for you!