New wireless charging standard Qi2 offers many advantages

Blog | 6th February 2024

Both MagSafe and Qi2 are wireless charging technologies that use magnetic rings to position the smartphone on the charger. This makes charging more efficient and faster compared to the first generation of Qi chargers. MagSafe has been available on the iPhone 12 since 2020 and has now become indispensable. Qi2 is a wireless charging standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). It is an open standard supported by a wide range of manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, LG, and Google. As a result, Qi2 – together with MagSafe – will become the universal standard for wireless charging in the future.

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Key similarities between Qi2 and MagSafe:

Magnetic ring:
Both Qi2 and MagSafe use a magnetic ring to charge a device wirelessly.

Charging speed:
Both Qi2 and MagSafe can support up to 15W wireless charging.

Main differences between Qi2 and MagSafe:

Qi2 supports all Qi2 compatible devices, including iPhones from 12. MagSafe is suitable for iPhones from 12.

The price of a Qi2 charger will be lower than the price of a comparable MagSafe charger. This is because the price of a MagSafe module is higher than the price of a Qi2 module.

Zens offers an extensive range of chargers for both MagSafe and Qi2 chargers.

Frequently Asked Questions about MagSafe and Qi2:

Question: Is MagSafe available on all iPhones?
Answer: MagSafe wireless charging is built into the iPhone 12, 13, 14, and 15 series.

Question: Is Zens a member of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)?
Answer: Yes, Zens is a member of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).

Question: Was Apple involved in the development of Qi2?
Answer: Apple contributed to the development of Qi2 to the extent that it actually provided the MagSafe technique to the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) for use as the basis for Qi2’s Magnetic Power Profile (MPP), which defines how Qi2 works.

Question: What is the difference between Qi and Qi2?
Answer: Qi2 offers faster wireless charging and magnetic alignment.

Question: Is there a difference in power between Qi2 and MagSafe?
Answer: Both technologies offer wireless charging up to a maximum of 15W.