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Wireless Charging Explained

What is Wireless Charging?

Wireless charging or inductive charging, is a cable-free and easy way to charge your compatible devices by simply placing it down on the wireless charging pad. You still do need a wall charger and cable to provide power to the wireless charger.

How Does Wireless Charging Work?

Wireless chargers use electromagnetic induction to transfer energy to the receiver induction coil located in the center of your phone. Smartphones with this receiver are called “Qi-compatible”. To take advantage of wireless charging technology, you will need a Qi-compatible device.

The wireless charger has a similar copper coil called the transmitter. When you place your phone on top of the charger, the transmitter coil generates an electromagnetic field that the receiver then converts to electricity for the phone battery.

What is Qi?
Qi is an establised, evolving wireless charging standard owned by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and backed by more than 200 leading companies. Their goal is to deliver wireless charging easily and safely, while ensuring compatibility across all devices that bear the Qi logo.


Why Wireless?

Freedom. The advantages of wireless charging are:

  • Less cords. With wireless technology, you don’t need to carry your charger wherever you go. You just need one cable that is connected to the charging pad.
  • Universal compatibility. Qi charging is the universal standard, so if you have multiple wireless capable devices, you can use the same charging pad without any issue.
  • Safer connections. Since the charging is all occurring inside an enclosed environment and without cords, there’s no corrosion because there is no exposure to water or oxygen. This also means that there is less risk of electrical faults.
  • More durable. Without having to regularly plug or unplug, there’s also no wear and tear on the device ports. If you alternate between charging wirelessly and with cables, this also means less wear and tear on your cables.
  • No overheating. When your smartphone is fully charged, the wireless charger automatically shuts off. This means less energy, a safer charge and no overheated battery.

How to Use a Wireless Charger

Wireless charging technology is short range, so you’ll need to place your Qi-compatible device directly on top and centered to the pad for proper charging.

Some phone cases (such as wallet cases) might be too thick for the charger to work properly. The Elixage Wireless Chargers are case friendly and can charge your phone with a case that is up to 6 millimeters thick.

Note: Remove metal cases or cases thicker than 6 millimeters. Other foreign objects will interfere with charging.