Approval of devices with wireless power technology

Regulatory testing is not to be neglected despite a Qi certification.

The number of products that support a wireless charging function continues to rise due to the progressive spread of the technology. In many different areas – automotive, medical technology or consumer electronics – this convenient technology for wireless charging of devices is now being used.

Various approval requirements must be observed when placing devices that support this technology on the market.

 

Regulatory testing

First of all, regulatory tests are necessary for market approval, as these tests are the basis for the certification of products with wireless charging function in various countries.

For the European market, for example, the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) defines – among others – the following test specifications:

  • EN 303 417 (Radio)
  • EN 301 489-1 & -3 (EMC)
  • EN 62311, EN 60950-1 or EN 62368 (Electrical Safety)

 

Qi Certification

While regulatory tests are necessary and indispensable for a market approval of devices with a wireless charging function, the Qi certification of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) is an additional component in the market positioning of the product. Although a Qi certification is not a regulatory requirement, the advantages of such a certification in terms of product quality, interoperability and marketing potential cannot be denied.

Further information on the tests required for regulatory approval or Qi certification can be found on the following pages:

 

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