The Wireless Charging technology has been around for quite some time now, but most people are not aware of the amazing convenience they can enjoy using this technology. It helps you charge your Smartphone without plugging your charging cable, using a feature called charging by induction. What does it mean and how does it work? We will examine that in this article.
Charging By Induction
Charging by induction requires the use of an induction coil to create an alternating electromagnetic field from inside a charging base, and a second induction coil in the compatible smartphone converts the power from the electromagnetic field back into electric current to charge the battery. Out of all the charging methods available, inductive charging is mostly used by OEM for smartphones and chargers. One such manufacturer is Qi, which is why we will refer to the Qi wireless charger for our examination.
How does Wireless Charging work
To enjoy Wireless Charging, you need two things, a Qi wireless charger and a Qi-compatible smartphone. When these devices are available, Just plug the Qi wireless charging pad into a wall socket and place your Qi-compatible smartphone on it to charge. To make it more fun, wireless pads or plates now come in all shapes and sizes, with some of them coming in the form of small, colourful pillows. When using a wireless charger, you do not need to plug and unplug your phone. Just drop it on the charging plate and carry on with your business. It is great for work desks, restaurant tables, and home furniture.
Long-Range Wireless Charging
What if you want to move a bit from your charger? Well, there is another Wireless Charging technology called Wi-Charge, it uses infra-red beams to charge devices over longer distances. Although it is not in use yet, we expect it to be out soon. For now, you might want to stick with your Qi wireless charger.
Due to its popularity, the Qi wireless charging feature has been adopted by many OEM’s, meaning a lot of smartphones will work with it. Manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, Nokia, LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, all have some of their devices with Qi feature. All you need to do is read the specification on the smartphone to find out if it is Qi-enabled, as it will be stated
As I stated earlier, there are different wireless chargers available but Qi happens to be the most popular among OEMs. When shopping for one, check for the charger compatible with your smartphone so that you can enjoy a convenient charging experience.