Expect more powerful wireless charging pads, as FCC increases all spec limits



The FCC has raised the limits of its wireless charging gear specifications significantly, so the compliant ones can now be much more powerful than before. The 5W coil restriction is now upped to the whopping 15W, as there are already chargers on the market with this output, like Belkin's Boost Up line you see in the video above. 

Furthermore, the radio frequency exposure distance has also been increased drastically with two more inches, so those powerful pads of tomorrow don't actually cross the existing SAR guidelines. In aggregate, the increase in these limits will allow wireless charging that is way faster, and less restrictive in terms of placing your phone or wearable the right way, provided that the charging circuitry inside your phone can take it. 

We wonder if the increased wattage and RF emission limits have anything to do with the upcoming release of Apple's long-awaited AirPower charger, which is set to top off your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time, or it's simply a matter of the FCC playing catch-up with the new technology.

source: FCC (PDF) via Reddit

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