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How Qi Wireless Charging Works
How Qi Wireless Charging Works
Published: 2015/10/16
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2016: Best Wireless Qi Charging Pad | Review & Comparison
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Qi inductive wireless chargers (Teardown)
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How I Finally Set Up Qi Wireless Charging for my Phone!
Published: 2014/11/15
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How To Use Qi Wireless Charging On Your Smartphone - Compatible All Devices - ElectroFame
How To Use Qi Wireless Charging On Your Smartphone - Compatible All Devices - ElectroFame
Published: 2014/11/04
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Fantasy Qi Standard Wireless Charger
Fantasy Qi Standard Wireless Charger
Published: 2016/08/26
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7 Best Qi Wireless Chargers
7 Best Qi Wireless Chargers
Published: 2017/05/21
Channel: TheUnlockr
Eripu Qi Wireless Charging Pad Review
Eripu Qi Wireless Charging Pad Review
Published: 2016/02/29
Channel: Galaxy Tech Review
Setup Wireless Charger, Qi Wireless Charging Pad for All Devices
Setup Wireless Charger, Qi Wireless Charging Pad for All Devices
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: Chigz Tech Reviews
The wireless charger that won
The wireless charger that won't break the bank. QI standard ( Samsung? )
Published: 2018/01/24
Channel: Tech Truth Unveiled
Wie funktionert ein kabelloses Ladegerät basierend auf QI Standard  (German-Deutsch) ElectroFame
Wie funktionert ein kabelloses Ladegerät basierend auf QI Standard (German-Deutsch) ElectroFame
Published: 2014/10/19
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Sunwee Qi Standard 3 Coils Wireless Charging Stand Review
Sunwee Qi Standard 3 Coils Wireless Charging Stand Review
Published: 2015/07/18
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Fantasy Qi Wireless Charging
Fantasy Qi Wireless Charging
Published: 2016/05/19
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How To Get Qi Wireless Charging On Your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Or Any Lightning Device!
How To Get Qi Wireless Charging On Your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Or Any Lightning Device!
Published: 2014/12/15
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Qi Wireless Charger Receiver, Transmitter For iPhone 6 - Test
Qi Wireless Charger Receiver, Transmitter For iPhone 6 - Test
Published: 2015/06/16
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Qi Standard Wireless Charger Type-C Charging Receiver Kit
Qi Standard Wireless Charger Type-C Charging Receiver Kit
Published: 2017/10/14
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Samsung Wireless Charging Pad Qi Original
Samsung Wireless Charging Pad Qi Original
Published: 2015/05/18
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Qi Wireless Charging Questions answered and explained
Qi Wireless Charging Questions answered and explained
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: lobbamobba
PERTE DE QI EN SOLO STANDARD - Rocket League RANKED
PERTE DE QI EN SOLO STANDARD - Rocket League RANKED
Published: 2018/06/16
Channel: Tequilaz
Qi Standard Wireless Charger - BLACK
Qi Standard Wireless Charger - BLACK
Published: 2018/06/03
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10W Fast Wireless Qi Charging Pad Stand by Seneo Review
10W Fast Wireless Qi Charging Pad Stand by Seneo Review
Published: 2018/04/25
Channel: Peter von Panda
3D Cartoon Wireless Charger Qi Standard Fast Charge
3D Cartoon Wireless Charger Qi Standard Fast Charge
Published: 2017/11/02
Channel: TECHNOLOGIES LAMCHIN
Qi Standard Wireless Charger for Samsung / iPhone  -  BLACK
Qi Standard Wireless Charger for Samsung / iPhone - BLACK
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: José Silva
Wireless Charger Qi Standard
Wireless Charger Qi Standard
Published: 2018/07/13
Channel: fero karil
Kabellose Ladestation (Qi Standard)
Kabellose Ladestation (Qi Standard)
Published: 2014/01/05
Channel: MrHelferSyndrom
iPhone 8/8+ and X support Qi standard
iPhone 8/8+ and X support Qi standard
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: Freedy
[Recensione]  iVoler Qi  - Caricabatterie Wireless di Qi Standard Fast Charger (3 Bobine)
[Recensione] iVoler Qi - Caricabatterie Wireless di Qi Standard Fast Charger (3 Bobine)
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Techno-news
RAVPower Qi Wireless Charger for iPhone 8/X is Ready For 7.5W Fast Charging
RAVPower Qi Wireless Charger for iPhone 8/X is Ready For 7.5W Fast Charging
Published: 2017/10/20
Channel: iDB
Samsung Galaxy S 7 kabellos drahtlos aufladen Handys drahtlos aufladen QI Standard
Samsung Galaxy S 7 kabellos drahtlos aufladen Handys drahtlos aufladen QI Standard
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Appreviewnews
Zocken ohne Kabel - Mein neues Equipment! Qi Wireless Charging
Zocken ohne Kabel - Mein neues Equipment! Qi Wireless Charging
Published: 2018/07/13
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iOttie Easy Flex Wireless - Qi Wireless Charging Car Mount
iOttie Easy Flex Wireless - Qi Wireless Charging Car Mount
Published: 2014/04/07
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iPhone 8 / iPhone X: Wireless Qi Chargers - SAVE $$$!
iPhone 8 / iPhone X: Wireless Qi Chargers - SAVE $$$!
Published: 2017/10/12
Channel: 9to5Mac
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Ładowarka bezprzewodowa do telefonu, tabletu - standard Qi - Test - Recenzja - Prezentacja PL
Published: 2014/01/22
Channel: TestHubPL
DX: New Zero Heat LC-X5 Qi Standard Mobile Wireless Power Charger
DX: New Zero Heat LC-X5 Qi Standard Mobile Wireless Power Charger
Published: 2014/03/31
Channel: DealextremeTube
Review: QI standard Wireless Charger for Google Nexus 7
Review: QI standard Wireless Charger for Google Nexus 7
Published: 2013/09/15
Channel: DcHomiEz15
Nilkin Phantom Qi Wireless Charging Lamp for Android/iOS/Windows
Nilkin Phantom Qi Wireless Charging Lamp for Android/iOS/Windows
Published: 2015/08/08
Channel: Jo Olmedo
NILLKIN Magic Disk II Qi Standard Wireless Charger For Mobile Phone
NILLKIN Magic Disk II Qi Standard Wireless Charger For Mobile Phone
Published: 2016/04/03
Channel: Oskar Liublin
Samsung Wireless Charging Pad for Galaxy S6 / S6 edge - Qi Standard
Samsung Wireless Charging Pad for Galaxy S6 / S6 edge - Qi Standard
Published: 2015/04/19
Channel: TechCloud
How to install the LG G3 QI Standard wireless charging chip
How to install the LG G3 QI Standard wireless charging chip
Published: 2014/11/17
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QI Standard iPhone 5 Wireless Charging Case
QI Standard iPhone 5 Wireless Charging Case
Published: 2013/08/30
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Qi Wireless Charging Pad for Apple Watch and iPhone by iUCare Review
Qi Wireless Charging Pad for Apple Watch and iPhone by iUCare Review
Published: 2018/06/11
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Metrans Qi Standard Wireless Charger
Metrans Qi Standard Wireless Charger
Published: 2013/05/30
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Mindzo W07 Qi Standard Wireless Charger Adapter Waterproof  -  WHITE
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Unboxing:QI standard Wireless Charger for Google Nexus 7
Published: 2013/09/09
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Qi Wireless charging on any device |tutorial|
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Published: 2014/05/09
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eForChina - Magic Cube Mount Holder Base QI standard Car Kit
Published: 2014/03/12
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Published: 2014/04/20
Channel: Induktivo
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Inexpensive Fast Wireless Qi Charging Pad for Galaxy Note 7, S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6 Edge Plus, etc
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: iLuvTrading
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Published: 2015/10/20
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Qi
The Qi logo, which consists of a round-esque, lowercase "q" with a semicircle at the right parallel to its stem and a circle on top.
The Qi logo, consisting of a lowercase "q" with a semicircle-esque "i" with a circle on top, which when put together resemble an uppercase "Q".
Status Active
Year started 2008; 10 years ago (2008)
First published 2008; 10 years ago (2008)
Latest version 1.2.3
Organization Wireless Power Consortium
Committee Wireless Power Consortium
Domain Inductive charging
License Open standard
Copyright Logo and trademark

Qi (pronounced // CHEE;[1] from the Chinese word qi, "energy flow") is an open interface standard that defines wireless power transfer using inductive charging over distances of up to 4 cm (1.6 inches), and is developed by the Wireless Power Consortium.[2] The system uses a charging pad and a compatible device, which is placed on top of the pad, charging via resonant inductive coupling.[3]

Mobile device manufacturers that are working with the standard include Apple, Asus, HTC, Huawei, LG Electronics, Motorola Mobility, Nokia, Samsung, BlackBerry, and Sony.[4]

First released in 2008, the Qi standard had by 2016 been incorporated into more than 140 smartphones, tablets and other devices.[5]

Features and specifications[edit]

Under the Qi specification, "low power" inductive transfers deliver power below 5 W using inductive coupling between two planar coils. These coils are typically 5 mm apart but can be up to 40 mm and possibly farther apart.[2]

Regulation of the output voltage is provided by a digital control loop where the power receiver communicates with the power transmitter and requests more or less power. Communication is unidirectional from the power receiver to the power transmitter via backscatter modulation. In backscatter modulation, the power-receiver coil is loaded, changing the current draw at the power transmitter. These current changes are monitored and demodulated into the information required for the two devices to work together.[3]

The bottom side of an LG WCP-300 Qi charging pad
Opened Nokia DT-900 Qi charger

The WPC published the Qi low-power specification in August 2009.[6] The Qi specification can be downloaded freely after registration.[7] In 2011, the Wireless Power Consortium began to extend the Qi specification to medium power.[8] The low-power specification delivers up to 5 W (typically used to charge mobile devices), and the medium-power specification will deliver up to 120 W (typically used to power displays and laptops). In 2015, WPC demonstrated a high-power specification that will deliver up to 1 kW, allowing the powering of kitchen utensils among other high-power utilities.[7]

Adoption[edit]

Nokia first adopted Qi in its Lumia 920 phone in 2012,[9] and the Google/LG Nexus 4 followed later that year. Toyota began offering a Qi charging cradle as a factory option on its 2013 Avalon Limited,[10] with Ssangyong the second car manufacturer to offer a Qi option, also in 2013.[11]

In 2015, a survey found that 76% of people surveyed in the United States, United Kingdom, and China were aware of wireless charging (an increase from 36% the previous year), and 20% were using it — however only 16% of those using it were using it daily.[12] Furniture retailer IKEA introduced lamps and tables with integrated wireless chargers for sale in 2015,[13] and the Lexus NX gained an optional Qi charging pad in the center console.[14] An estimated 120 million wirelessly charging phones were sold that year,[12] notably the Samsung Galaxy S6, which supported both Qi and the competing Power Matters Alliance standards.[15] However, the existence of several competing wireless charging standards was still seen as a barrier to adoption.[15]

By early 2017, Qi had displaced the competing standards, with no new products featuring Rezence.[16] On September 12, 2017, Apple Inc. announced that their new smartphones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X, will support the Qi standard. Apple also announced plans to expand the standard with a new protocol called AirPower.

As the Qi standard gains popularity, it is expected that Qi Hotspots will begin to arise in places such as coffee shops, airports, sports arenas, etc.[17] The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a major US coffee chain, will install inductive charging stations at selected major metropolitan cities,[18] as well as Virgin Atlantic Airways, for United Kingdom's London Heathrow Airport[19] and New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport.[20] Automobile manufacturers have been adding QI charging as standard or optional features since 2013.

System overview[edit]

Devices that operate with the Qi standard rely on electromagnetic induction between planar coils. A Qi system consists of two types of devices – the Base Station, which is connected to a power source and provides inductive power, and Mobile Devices, which consume inductive power. The Base Station contains a power transmitter that comprises a transmitting coil that generates an oscillating magnetic field; the Mobile Device contains a power receiver holding a receiving coil. The magnetic field induces an alternating current in the receiving coil by Faraday's law of induction. Close spacing of the two coils, as well as shielding on their surfaces, ensure the inductive power transfer is efficient.

Base Stations typically have a flat surface—referred to as the Interface Surface—on top of which a user can place one or more Mobile Devices. There are two methods for aligning the transmitting coil (part of the Base Station) and receiving coil (part of the Mobile Device) in order for a power transfer to happen. In the first concept—called guided positioning—a user must place the Mobile Device on a certain location of the Base Station's surface. For this purpose, the Mobile Device provides an alignment aid that is appropriate to its size, shape and function. The second concept—referred to as free positioning—does not require the user to place the Mobile Device in direct alignment with the transmitting coil. There are several ways to achieve free positioning. In one example a bundle of transmitting coils is used to generate a magnetic field at the location of the receiving coil only. Another example uses mechanical means to move a single transmitting coil underneath the receiving coil. A third option is to use a technique called "Multiple Cooperative Flux Generators."[21]

Fig. 1-1

Figure 1-1 illustrates the basic system configuration. As shown, a power transmitter includes two main functional units—a power conversion unit and a communications and control unit. The diagram shows the transmitting coil (array) generating the magnetic field as part of the power conversion unit. The control and communications unit regulates the transferred power to the level that the power receiver requests. The diagram also demonstrates that a Base Station may contain numerous transmitters, allowing for multiple Mobile Devices to be placed on the same Base Station and inductively charge until each of its batteries are fully charged. Finally, the system unit in the diagram comprises all other functionality of the Base Station, such as input power provisioning, control of multiple power transmitters, and user interfacing.

A power receiver comprises a power pick-up unit, as well as a communications and control unit. Similar to the power conversion unit of the transmitter, Figure 1-1 illustrates the receiving coil as capturing the magnetic field of the power pick-up unit. A power pick-up unit typically contains a single receiving coil only. Moreover, a Mobile Device typically contains a single power receiver. The communications and control unit regulates the transferred power to the level that is appropriate for the subsystems (e.g., battery) connected to the output of the power receiver. These subsystems represent the main functionality of the Mobile Device.

Example Power Transmitter Hardware[edit]

As an example from the 2017 version 1.2.2 of the Qi specification (referenced above), the A2 reference Qi low-power transmitter has a coil of 20 turns (in two layers) in a flat coil, wound on a form with a 19mm inner diameter and a 40mm outer diameter, with a below-coil shield of soft iron at least 4mm larger in diameter which gives an inductance of 24 +-1 microhenries. This coil is placed in a series resonant circuit with a 200 nF capacitor to yield a resonant circuit with a natural resonance at ~140 kHz when coupled to the receiver coil.

This series resonant circuit is then driven by an H-bridge switching arrangement from the DC source; at full power, the voltage in the capacitor can reach 50 volts. Power control is automatic; the Qi specification requires that the actual voltage applied be controllable in steps at least as small as 50 millivolts.

Rather than down-regulate the charging voltage in the device, Qi chargers meeting the A2 reference use a PID (proportional-integral-derivative) controller to modulate the delivered power according to the primary cell voltage.

Other Qi charge transmitters start their connections at 140 kHz, but can change frequencies to find a frequency with a better match, as the mutual inductance between transmitter and receiver coils will vary according to the standoff distance between transmitter and receiver coils, and thus the natural resonance frequency will vary. Different Qi reference designs have different coil arrangements, including oval coil and multi-coil systems as well as more complex resonance networks with multiple inductors and capacitors. These designs allow frequency-agile operation at frequencies from 105 to 205 kHz and with maximum resonant circuit voltages as high as 200 volts.

Example Power Receiver Hardware[edit]

The Qi power receiver hardware reference design 1, also from version 1.2.2 of the Qi specification, starts with a rectangular coil of wire 44mm x 30mm outside size, with 14 turns of wire, and with an above-coil magnetic shield. This coil is wired into a parallel resonant circuit with a pair of capacitors (of 127 nanofarads and 1.6 nanofarads in series). The power output is taken across the 1.6 nanofarad capacitor.

In order to provide a digital communications channel back to the power transmitter, a resonance modulator consisting of a pair of 22 nanofarad capacitors and a 10kΩ resistor in a T configuration can be switched across the 1.6 nanofarad capacitor. Switching the T network across the 1.6 nanofarad capacitor causes a significant change in the resonant frequency of the coupled system that is detected by the power transmitter as a change in the delivered power.

Power output to the portable device is via a full-wave bridge wired across the 1.6 nanofarad capacitor; the power is typically filtered with a 20 microfarad capacitor before delivery to the charge controller.

Other Qi power receivers use alternate resonance modulators, including switching a resistor or pair of resistors across the receiver resonator capacitor, both before and after the bridge rectifier.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wireless Power Consortium". Retrieved November 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "eCoupled Wireless Power Through Granite". YouTube. Google. 
  3. ^ a b "An introduction to the Wireless Power Consortium standard and TI's compliant solutions" (PDF). Ti. Archived from the original on 2015-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Members". Wireless Power Consortium. 
  5. ^ "Qi enabled Phones / Qi compatible Devices". Qi Wireless Charging. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Wireless Power Consortium Releases the 0.95 Specification". Electronic Component News. 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-27. 
  7. ^ a b "Download Wireless Power Specification Part 1". Wireless Power Consortium. Archived from the original on April 3, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Medium power extension". Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Wired, Qi Wireless Charging: What Is It And How Does It Work In Nokia's Lumia 920?, 5 September 2012
  10. ^ The Verge, Toyota's 2013 Avalon Limited becomes world's first car to adopt Qi wireless charging, 19 December 2012
  11. ^ Torque News, Qi wireless charging system adopted by second automaker for use in cars, 25 February 2013
  12. ^ a b IHS Markit, Consumer Awareness of Wireless Charging Doubles to 76 Percent in 2015, IHS Says, 24 June 2015
  13. ^ Brian, Matt. "IKEA will start selling wireless charging lamps and tables". Engadget. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Wireless Charger - Unbound Convenience". www.lexus.com. Archived from the original on 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2017-08-07. 
  15. ^ a b Wired, Wireless Charging Is Still a Mess, But It Won’t Be Forever, 12 November 2015
  16. ^ E&T, Qi wireless charging standard emerges victorious; adoption rapidly increasing, 17 February 2017
  17. ^ "Global Qi Standard Powers Up Wireless Charging". 
  18. ^ "Nokia and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® form partnership to introduce wireless charging to cafés across the United States". Nokia. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Nokia and Virgin Atlantic partner to introduce wireless charging to Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounges". Nokia. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Nokia flies Virgin Atlantic on wireless charging". Nokia. September 11, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Variable Position Wireless Power Transmitter through Multiple Cooperative Flux Generators". 

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