Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2013 - Seminar on Regulatory Updates on Electronic Electrical Products

Frequent mobile phone accidents in recent years have been raising concerns about electrical product safety. During the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Hong Kong Electronics Fair in October 2013, an Intertek seminar on electronic product safety regulations was held to enhance the cognition of buyers and manufacturers to different safety regulations and requirements.

Based on wireless power transmission, wireless charging technology works through a well-established process called magnetic induction, and the power transfers via the magnetic induction. When placing the device onto the charging base, the charging base will determine the device current, voltage, frequency, then charge up the device wirelessly, the technology is applicable to mobile phones, video game combos, audio and video products and other various electronic products.

Intertek Hong Kong was invited by HKTDC to present the latest wireless charging standards and requirements for different electronic/electrical products during the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) on 16 Oct, 2013. At the seminar, Ryan Ng, Intertek Consumer and Commercial Electrical Power Supply Manager, said that many electronic products have joined the ranks of wireless charging technology, including the iPhone, BlackBerry, PS3, Samsung Galaxy, Panasonic Blu-ray player used in Toyota automobiles, and other major brands.

Wireless charging technology is being widely used due to its convenience, Ryan said.  It is also popular different airports in Japan, such as Haneda, Narita, New Chitose, where wireless chargers for mobile phones were available to passengers. Besides airports, there are increasing numbers of Japanese restaurants, coffee shops, beauty salons and other retailers joined the wireless charging service.

Ryan introduced that “qi” certification is one of the mainstream wireless charging standards certified by the wireless charging technology certification organization "Wireless Power Consortium" (WPC), it’s supported by over a hundred existing phones and electronics products manufacturers, and currently the largest number of usages, and the “qi” certification label markets include Europe, USA, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

For more information of “qi” certification, please contact Intertek Hong Kong:
hkmarketing@intertek.com