- Published in issue 9/2019 on page 68
Qi Wireless Charging Pads
Adventures with smartphone inductive charging
Smartphones can do just about anything these days, except stray too far from a battery charging facility. For a journey of any distance, operation with a charging cable is more or less obligatory when the phone is used as a sat-nav in the car. The result is continual plugging and unplugging of the cable which the micro-USB socket on Android devices wasn’t really designed for. Now, thanks to Qi-capability the newer smart devices can be charged inductively i.e. contactless. The author wanted this capability for his own iPhone X. Here is his report.