What is Qi

Wireless Charging with a wireless energy transfer of up to 5 watt. Qi (the Chinese word for “energy flow“, pronounced like the “chee“ in “cheese“) is the new universal standard for wireless charging of battery opererated devices like mobile telephones, iPods, MP3 players and cameras,... The wireless energy transfer occurs through electromagnetic induction. With inductive charging the required energy reaches the device not through a traditional cable but rather wirelessly through the use of electromagnetic fields. The principle is very simple: the Qi Sender (Charging Station) transfers the required energy to the Qi receiver (the mobile phone). The advantage of Qi Wireless Charging technology is that mobile phones and chargers from different manufactures are compatible. The only requirement is that both parts – the sender and the receiver – fulfil the Qi specifications. Therefore, every Qi compatible device is compatible with every Qi charging station, regardless of the manufacturer or make of the device. Numerous cell phones, including from market leaders like Nokia, Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola and HTC, already comply with the Qi standard and can therefore be charged by any Qi Charging Station. The number of compatible devices is constantly growing as Qi technology is integrated by an ever-expanding list of manufacturers. This allows you to charge your various battery operated electronic devices with just a single charging station.