As we all know, Apple is good at setting standards and launching various certifications. Charging Head Network was informed that Apple will open 15W MagSafe magnetic wireless charging certification in the near future, and major third-party manufacturers have been looking forward to this for a long time.
Apple announced: “We are pleased to announce the new Apple MagSafe charger module! This module provides secure wireless charging up to 15W and can be integrated with MFi accessories to wirelessly charge Apple devices through MagSafe.
MFi license holders can now submit product plans that include this module, and order samples and mass production from MFi authorized dealers. Log in to the authorized dealer’s website for prices. Log in to the authorized dealer’s website for the price.
Accessories that integrate this module and complete MFi certification will be able to use the Made for MagSafe badge on product packaging and communications. ”
If a brand that has passed MFI certification wants to launch a 15W MagSafe magnetic wireless charger, then the brand can submit a product plan that includes a 15W MagSafe charging module, and order samples and production from authorized MFi dealers.
The charging head network consults a third-party testing laboratory, and the procedure for obtaining MFi certification is shown in the figure above.
It is worth mentioning that after third-party brand products have passed MFi certification and integrated Apple’s 15W MagSafe charging module, they can add the “Made for MagSafe” logo to their packaging and promotion. Generally speaking, the “MFM” logo will enhance the public consumers’ evaluation of these brands.
Apple 15W MagSafe charging module details
About Apple Certified MagSafe Magnetic Charging Module
The module is in the shape of a flat round pie, the front is pure white, and the back is encapsulated with a metal shielding cover. The overall look is tight. At the same time, this wireless charger module also reserves five pads for connecting power and communication cables, namely VBUS, V+, V-, CC, and GND.
According to the communication definition diagram, it can be seen that the MagSafe wireless charging module adopts the standard USB PD communication method, the power supply is 9V voltage standard, and it also has a USB2.0 D+D- data cable core. The CC wire core is the most critical, used for the PD charger communication handshake, of course, it also has a ground wire.
As a component sold separately to third-party manufacturers, this module pays more attention to the integrity of the function, so it integrates a complete voltage regulation power supply circuit, wireless charging control, and drive circuit. When developing related accessories, third-party manufacturers only need to match an adapter of more than 20W and connect the positive and negative power supply to achieve 15W wireless fast charging for the iPhone 12 series. The application is very simple.
Charging Head Network has learned from the industry that the price of MagSafe wireless charging module samples is US$17.95, and the bulk product is US$15.
MagSafe Magnetic Accessories Zone
Apple has also launched a lot of magnetic accessories, and also specially opened up a MagSafe area to facilitate users to purchase.
Although Apple’s official website does not resist excellent third-party brands, in the MagSafe magnetic accessories area, the presence of third-party brands is not strong.
On October 23, 2020, Apple opened the MFi certification of the iPhone 12 series MagSafe protective shells, and manufacturers such as Momis launched a variety of “MFM” protective shell products. These products did not appear in the MagSafe magnetic accessories section of Apple’s official website.
Based on this inference, it is possible that the “MFM” certified magnetic wireless charger launched by a third-party brand will not appear in the special area. Of course, the specific situation depends on the actual situation.
At present, many third-party brands have launched magnetic products specially designed for Apple devices. Although they have not been certified, they have a good experience. For example, mophie has launched the snap series of magnetic ecological products, covering four categories of magnetic car holders, magnetic wireless charging stands, magnetic wireless chargers, and magnetic wireless charging mobile power supplies, which are compatible with the iPhone 12 series.
There is also the magnetic wireless charger launched by Benks. Its appearance is mainly gray and black, and its functionality is almost the same as that of Apple’s MagSafe charger.
to sum up
Judging from the current development trend, Apple’s determination to promote the MagSafe ecosystem is quite firm. In addition to MagSafe magnetic wireless charging, Apple’s official website also has a variety of ecological products such as magnetic mobile phone cases, magnetic cardholders, and magnetic holders. MFM certification will be officially opened soon, let us look forward to the appearance of more excellent magnetic products!