At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm has announced the new Qualcomm Quick Charge technology for wireless power chargers. This expansion into wireless space includes forward and backward compatibility and helps enable high- and efficient- power transfer, for transmitter manufacturers to achieve truly fast wireless charging.
Wireless charging pads powered by Quick Charge will work with the same Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0, 4 and 4+ adapters. UL, a global safety science company and the first to administer the existing Quick Charge compliancy program, will expand testing to include Quick Charge for wireless power. As part of the expanded compliance program, additional testing will take place to ensure Quick Charge and Qi interoperability, aiming to provide consumers with a seamless wireless charging experience.
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), creators of the Qi global wireless charging standard, includes over 650 member companies and over 3,500 compliant products. As with all generations prior, consumers can look for the same Quick Charge branding with which they are already familiar to ensure that their Quick Charge for wireless adapters has been vetted through compliance testing to provide a consistent and safety-conscious experience. Qualcomm Technologies says that it is working with retailers to remove non-compliant accessories from their catalogs.
George Paparrizos, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc said:
Qualcomm Technologies is proud to expand the Quick Charge compliance program to include Qi interoperability, as it will give consumers peace of mind that their Quick Charge enabled wireless charging pad has passed the rigorous tests established by both organizations. Further, we are pleased that Xiaomi, a longtime supporter of Quick Charge technology, has become the first company to deploy a compliant wireless power pad. Now in its fourth generation, Qualcomm Quick Charge technology continues to be a leader in safety and efficiency, and we look forward to leading the fast-wireless power ecosystem.