Qi chargers for iPhone X: Induction and Fast Charge

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The new iPhone X as well as that iPhone 8 and I baked the 8 iPhone Plus can be charged wirelessly. If you want to charge the iPhone X wirelessly, you don't necessarily need charging stations from Apple, just those that are certified with the Qi standard. Qi is currently the leading standard of Wireless Power Consortiums for inductive energy transmission. Which manufacturers offer Qi charging stations for iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus, for which smartphone models they are still suitable and other facts I have summarized for you in this article.

A charger according to the QI standard is ideal for wireless charging of iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. By 2018 at the latest, AirPower should be available, a technology for charging several devices at the same time on one charging station. Of course, the name "Apple Juice" would be cooler;)

A Qi charger is ideal for wireless charging of iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. By 2018 at the latest, there should be AirPower, a technology for charging several devices at the same time on one charging station. Of course, the name "Apple Juice" would be cooler;)

Qi chargers for iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus

At the Apple September Keynote 2017 (summary .) three new iPhone models were presented: the iPhone 8, its big brother iPhone 8 Plus and the "One More Thing" iPhone X. Apple has packed new features, functions and technologies into the portfolio - in addition to the functions in iOS 11 and The software replacement for the home button also includes inductive charging of the battery. With the new Apple iPhone models, the run on charging stations will also start, with which inductive, wireless charging will be possible. Apple relies on the Qi standard.

Advantages and disadvantages of wireless charging

As with most features, there are some advantages and disadvantages to wireless charging that you should keep in mind when choosing a charger like this:

Advantages…

  • no fiddling with cables
  • short use possible while charging
  • no wear and tear on the charging socket
  • Qi charging stations are often found in the wild (airports, etc.)
  • no security risk when used in unfamiliar environments (connection of a cable always enables an attack on the smartphone through the data sync)

Disadvantage…

  • the iPhone charges noticeably slower (25-30% below possible maximum with cable)
  • Additional devices are more expensive than wired chargers
  • Charging stops if the device slips off the charging plate

Recommended chargers with QI standard

Here I have put together a few Qi chargers that are suitable for the new Apple smartphone models as well as for smartphones from other manufacturers:

Belkin BOOST UP charging station with 15W and 3A
Wireless charging of iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and other Qi-compatible smartphone models such as Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, Note 5, Nexus 6, 5, 4, etc. Up to 15 watts and 3 amps for fast charging of iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods and more. Accessories included: adapter with integrated cable
WOFALO Fast Charger with fan
With this Qi charger, you can put the smartphone upright at an angle to charge it and operate the display at the same time. Not only do you charge wirelessly, you can also unlock the iPhone X without using your hands - simply via Face ID. The charger has a fan so that the smartphone to be charged does not get too warm.
Anker Fast Wireless Charger
Charger with Qi technology and 10W for wireless charging of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus / Note, Nexus, HTC, LG and all other Qi-enabled devices. Included accessories: Micro USB cable, user manual

AirPower: Charging stations for Apple Watch and AirPods

So far, Qi charging stations can only charge the iOS smartphones iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from Apple individually. There are no chargers or charging mats available that can charge multiple devices at once. Apple wants to see such accessories for its devices in 2017, but no later than 2018; and corresponding articles should not only come from Cupertino, but also from third-party suppliers. Apple also named the technology behind it at the September 2017 keynote: AirPower. As shown in the picture above, several devices, the iPhone along with Apple Watch and AirPods, should be charged at the same time thanks to AirPower.

A little comment on the name of the technology: instead of AirPower, "Apple juice“Been pretty cool;) You can get more information about wireless charging of Apple's devices, Qi, AirPower (officially from 2018) and Co. on the corresponding information page from Apple - click here for it. Wikipedia offers even more information, infographics and technical details on inductive energy transmission using the Qi standard auf dieser seite.

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8 comments

  1. Jürgen says:

    Unfortunately, the new qi-capable iPhone 8 cannot be charged wirelessly with 15 watts, it is only designed for a maximum of 7,5 watts.

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      That may be, but it is still faster than with the included 5 watt power supply. ;-)
      I still wonder why Apple is so stingy that they save on this end ... at the price you could certainly get over a thicker PSU at the margin.

      • Poster says:

        As if the quick charge function was healthy for the battery in the long run ... Apple just wants to be sure that their devices don't fly around your ears so quickly.

        • Sir Apfelot says:

          Personally, I don't really need a quick charge. I also prefer a longer battery life. But I have to admit that I haven't had any problems with weak batteries in the iPhone (since the iPhone 4). I think Apple is already choosing the right balance between battery-saving and fast. ;-)

  2. Harald says:

    The Qi charger, or rather inductive charging, is the future. Charging with cables will soon stop entirely.

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Well, I don't think so ... Quick Charging is still a lot faster and that's why my iPhone is connected to the cable more often. In the future too. Which of course looks different in the office, because there are actually only two options for me:

      1. The iPhone lies next to me and doesn't charge because I use it every now and then and don't want to hang a cable on it.
      2. I have a QI charging pad on the desk and put the iPhone on it. Then it won't load quickly, but it will still load.

      In my opinion, you can't avoid a cable for fast charging. That won't change until you get a decent amount of power wirelessly.

  3. Jack says:

    Unfortunately, so far only the newer Samsung Galaxy models allow wireless fast charging

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