Qi Testing and Certification

We provide reliable, transparent, quick and economical solutions for the global market access of smart wireless devices. The state-of-the-art test laboratory infrastructure as well as our testing and certification services offer you the essential regulatory tests and certifications from a single source.
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Advantages of Wireless Charging

Consumer Electronics

User-friendly

Easy wireless handling

Simultaneity

Several devices at the same time

Consistency

One charging station for all devices

Design

Optical advantages for devices integrated in furniture and objects

Flexibility

Possibility of complete encapsulation

Future proof

Portable devices are enjoying increasing popularity and are moving towards wireless charging, as no exposed cables or connectors are required

Customer-focused

Consumer demand for user-friendly charging options

Conformity

Compliance with the forthcoming EU regulation “uniform charging of mobile devices”

nok9 CATSII System

The nok9 CATSII system present for testing at IBL-Lab, is the only fully WPC-authorised testing system available on the market of test tool vendors. Due to the close support of nok9, we can provide the latest updates of the Qi environment and proprietary standardisation schemes like SAMSUNG also. Both base stations or mobile device can be tested for pre-compliance / debugging sessions and can proceed seamlessly to compliance testing on short notice.

nok9 CATSII system

Official Qi Certification

Base Stations & Mobile Devices

  • Baseline Power Profile (BPP) 5 Watts

  • Extended Power Profile (EPP) 15 Watts

  • The Qi Wireless Power Transfer System Power Class 0 Specification / Part 3: Compliance Testing / Version 1.2.4 February 2018

  • Qi Specification / Power Receiver Compliance Tests

    • Version 1.3 January 2021

    • Version 1.3.1 August 2021

    • Version 1.3.2 December 2021

  • Qi Specification / Power Transmitter Compliance Tests

    • Version 1.3 January 2021

    • Version 1.3.1 August 2021

    • Version 1.3.2 December 2021

WPC Certificate

Qi Standard for Wireless Charging Devices

Contactless charging for mobile devices is on the rise. The advantages are obvious. Due to its universal interface, charging cables and sockets are often no longer required. Whether in the car, at work or at home, contactless charging is sustainable and soon to be expected as a commodity feature.

In 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) started to develop today’s Qi standard for contactless charging. In 2010, version 1.0.1 was released. After continuous development, Version 1.2.4 was issued in 2018 and has become the worldwide reference with the Baseline Power Profile (BPP) for safe charging up to 5 Watts. As part of its continuous laboratory development, IBL-Lab GmbH decided to expand its expertise and capabilities for development-accompanying and conformity testing in an area created specifically for this purpose.

By the end of November 2021, negotiations for the procurement of test equipment from WPC-verified test equipment manufacturer had been completed. The Swedish manufacturer nok9 (nok9.com) provided support in setting up the test environment and in-house training.

Since 2022, IBL-Lab GmbH participates in the development process of the standards as a "regular member" and provides support with technical questions as an Authorized Test Lab (ATL).

Qi Certification Process

Get your wireless charging devices certified and become a member of the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium). Be part of this leading and innovative industry.

Membership
01Become a member of the WPC and submit all required documents (self-declaration form)
Internal Test
02Pre-compliance and subsequent compliance testing in our authorized test lab (ATL)
External Test
03Shipment of samples to interoperability testing lab by us
Register
04Registration of your product in the Qi certified product database. Awarding of Qi symbol by WPC
Launch
05Congratulations, you are now QI certified and ready to launch your product

Frequently Asked Questions

All you need to know about Qi and wireless charging

What does Qi stand for?

Qi (pronounced "chee") is japanese and literally means "life energy". Since 2008 Qi has been considered the wireless charging standard of electronic devices with a power ranging from 5 to 15 watts. This allows various devices to be charged wirelessly over short distances. The private Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) developed and maintains this standard. There are now around 9,000 Qi-certified products on the market.

What is the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)?

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) is the standards organization responsible for developing and managing the Qi standard. A Qi certification ensures the safety, reliability, interoperability, and power efficiency of a device. It also ensures that the product has undergone rigorous tests to meet these standards. Moreover, Qi certified devices work seamlessly with each other, regardless of their make or build version. Currently, the WPC boasts of more than 350 member companies, including the likes of tech giants such as Apple, Google, Samsung, Facebook and many more. Our subsidiary company, IBL-Lab GmbH, is also a proud member.

Why is Qi Certification important?

The Qi Certification serves as a quality feature of devices with wireless charging function. It ensures that the respective wireless devices function properly in terms of safety, interoperability, energy efficiency and user-friendliness through various rigorous testing procedures carried out in authorized test laboratories. Compatibility ensures that all certified devices from a wide range of manufacturers and countries of origin work together. Heat protection and foreign object detection are just two of a number of safety precautions included in the Qi standard. In addition, only Qi-certified products are allowed to carry the Qi logo.

Which devices support Qi and how do I know if my device is Qi certified?

Devices with a power range of 5 to 15 watts can be equipped with the Qi standard. These include smartphones and tablets, but also headphones, PC monitors, power banks, smartwatches and other devices. Even backpacks and furniture that have integrated power banks are on the market as Qi-certified devices. Currently, WPC is working on a higher performance of the Qi standard to be able to charge laptops and tablet computers with this technology as soon as possible.All products and packaging carrying the Qi logo are Qi certified. Only this ensures that all required tests have been run and successfully passed.

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Qi Wireless Testing

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