Wireless Power Consortium to release Qi2 wireless charging standard

The Wireless Power Consortium announced that it is working on a new wireless charging standard, Qi2, ‘to unify the industry under one global standard and provide enhanced convenience and efficiency for mobile devices and wearables’. Aimed to serve as a global standard for wireless chargers, Qi2 will ‘assure consumers that their devices are safe, efficient, and interoperable with other brands’, notes Paul Struhsaker, executive director of the Wireless Power Consortium.

The foundation elements for Qi2 were provided by Apple, building on the company MagSafe technology. At the core of the standard is a new Magnetic Power Profile, which will ensure that phones and other rechargeable battery-powered mobile devices are aligned with charging devices. This, in turn, will enable faster charging and improve energy efficiency.

Qi2 Certified mobile phones and chargers are expected to be available towards the end of 2023.