WPC Conference: Beware fake Qi wireless chargers

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has warned that as demand for Qi wireless charging technology rises, consumers and businesses must be weary of fake and potentially dangerous products.

During the WPC London Conference and Exhibition, the industry group spoke about the multitudes of non certified Qi wireless charging products that have become available on marketplaces such as Amazon, and even in brick and mortar stores.

The fake products, are not tested and certified by the WPC and there’s a chance that they have possibly not been tested at all. One of the main problems with uncertified Qi tech is that the wireless chargers have a tendency to heat up and the higher the wattage the faster the temperature can rise. Naturally, this is a very serious danger and could even result in fire.