UL Develops Standard for Wireless Charging Devices


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Northbrook, IL - Jun 29, 2010 - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is developing a first-edition standard for induction power transmitters and receivers for use with low-energy products. UL 2738 applies to induction power transmitters, such as wireless battery chargers, employing magnetic induction coils that transmit energy to receiving coils in low-energy devices, such as cell phones, portable media players and global positioning devices. The new requirements will not apply to the products powered by the induction transmitters or receivers.

While the popularity of wireless devices has multiplied, so too have extension cords, wires and chargers around the home and office. Ultimate mobility has remained elusive, creating a demand among consumers to eliminate "the last wire." As a result, wireless charging options are rapidly emerging, and wireless power interoperability across rechargeable electronic devices will be expected.

UL sees the standard as promoting a safer environment to consumers because of the lack of cords, but for radio stations, a standard for wireless charging could simplify charging setups with portable recorders, cameras and other staff-used devices.

Before becoming a standard, the requirements will undergo a comprehensive review process by a global Standards Technical Panel (STP), open to product manufacturers, supply chain personnel, government representatives, consumers, and those responsible for enforcing the requirements of codes or standards.




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