FCC Approves Qi-Compatible Samsung Wireless Charging Plate

It will recharge any small gadget placed on it, assuming it supports the technology

By on February 11th, 2013 14:33 GMT

Wireless charging is an oddball in the tech industry, since it uses electromagnetic waves to restore the energy of compatible gadgets but doesn't really allow for distance.

That is to say, wireless charging devices are basically small pads or plates that phones or other gadgets need to lie on for hours at a time.

Still, the idea has merit in terms of removing the potential problem of insufficient power outlets for adapters.

That said, the Federal Communications Commission has just approved the application for such a plate.

Bearing Samsung's brand, it was made according to the Qi standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium. It has a distance of 40 mm (1.6 inches).

It is composed of a power transmission pad and a compatible receiver. Magnetic induction will occur once a compatible gadget is placed on the white power transmission pad.

Samsung Qi pad (6 Images)

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