Wireless charging means, as the name suggests, you no longer need to plug a cable into your smartphone or smart device to charge it. Simply set your device down on our Charging Tray or Charging Pad and get fast wireless charging performance. Be it the iPhone X, iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 or any number of different smartphones that support wireless charging. (See our compatibility list here)
What do I need?
You need two things. The first is a smartphone or smart device that supports wireless charging, or a case that you can put on one to add wireless charging if it doesn’t come built in. The second is a Charging Tray or Charging Pad.
How does it work?
Wireless charging works by transferring energy from the charger to a receiver in the back of the phone via electromagnetic induction. The charger uses an induction coil to create an alternating electromagnetic field, which the receiver coil in the phone converts back into electricity to be fed into the battery.
Does the phone heat up?
Yes, most phones and some chargers heat up slightly on the back where the wireless charging is taking place. Smartphones typically heat up slightly when being charged via cable, so the difference is small in most cases and isn’t anything to worry about.
Do I need to buy an Apple wireless charger for an iPhone 8/X or a Samsung wireless charger for a Galaxy S8?
No. All C&S Charging Trays or Charging Pads use Qi which is the most popular wireless charging standard, and the one used by Apple and other leading brands. (See our compatibility list here)