HOW DOES WIRELESS CHARGING WORK? Wireless power, also known as inductive coupling, uses narrow magnetic fields that are a natural part of how electrical current moves through wires. It starts by creating a magnetic field around a hidden electrical coil. The receiving device has a hidden coil that can receive the magnetic energy created, thereby transferring power wirelessly.
WHAT DO I NEED TO CHARGE MY DEVICE USING CORIAN® CHARGING SURFACE? Some devices already include built-in support for wireless charging. If your device does not have this capability, you can enable your device by plugging an external adaptor into its charging port or by using a case specifically designed for wireless charging. Cases and adapters are readily available on online stores such as Amazon.com or other electronic retailers.
DOES DUPONT OFFER AN ADAPTER FOR MY EXISTING DEVICES? DuPont offers a Wireless Charging Ring which acts as an adapter. It comes in several different variations depending on the type of device you have. The Ring is plugged into your device’s charging port and acts as a receiver of the magnetic energy created by the technology embedded in the DuPont™ Corian® solid surface or Zodiaq® quartz surface. Customers can click below to purchase more rings.
IS WIRELESS CHARGING FASTER THAN WIRED CHARGING? Wireless charging receivers will charge your phone at approximately the same rate as standard 5W wired charging.
CAN YOU CHARGE OTHER DEVICES BESIDES SMARTPHONES? Yes, DuPont™ Corian® Charging Surface uses technology that is scalable and versatile. It can be used to charge a range of devices depending upon the specific makeup of the wireless charging spots. Most wireless charging units are initially configured to support smartphones and other devices, such as small tablets. Larger tablets may charge, but at a much slower rate.
HOW CAN I MAXIMIZE THE EFFICIENCY OF USING WIRELESS CHARGING? Proper device placement ensures maximum charging efficiency. As a rule, the closer the device’s receiver is to the transmitter, the more efficient the wireless charging will be. For example, you may wish to place your device face down to get the charging ring closer to the surface and the transmitter.
CAN A LAPTOP BE CHARGED? No. A laptop requires higher energy to charge.
WHAT ACCESSORIES ARE REQUIRED TO USE WIRELESS CHARGING? Until more smartphones come with built-in wireless charging capability, you will need a Wireless Charging Case, a Wireless Charging Ring or an external adaptor. A package of Wireless Charging Rings will come with the Individual Wireless Charging Unit. Additional rings can be purchased by clicking below.
WHICH WIRELESS CHARGING STANDARDS ARE SUPPORTED? We offer multiple versions of charging solutions within the Corian® Charging Surface product family. Our DuPont™ Corian® Charging Unit – Individual has dual-compatibility, meaning it is compatible with both PMA and Qi standards and work with receivers that are compliant with the PMA 3.0 or WPC Qi 1.1.2 (or later) standards such as phones, adaptors or cases that have built in PMA or Qi receivers. The Powermat® Platform units are PMA Compatible and will work with PMA-compliant devices such as phones, adaptors or cases that have built in PMA receivers.
Corian® branded Version 1.5 Powermat® Technologies PMA-3 Wireless Charging Rings and Version 1.5 Duracell Powermat® PMA-3 rings are compatible with the DuPont™ Corian® Charging Unit – Individual and Powermat® Platform units. These will work with phones or other devices, though some cases may not have enough clearance to plug in the rings. Older Version 1.0 Duracell Powermat® Rings are not compatible with the DuPont™ Corian® Charging Unit – Individual units.
HOW CLOSE DOES MY DEVICE NEED TO BE TO THE CHARGING SPOT TO CHARGE WIRELESSLY? The device’s receiver must be directly on top of the Wireless Charging Unit. This ensures that the transmitter in the Wireless Charging Unit and the receiver in the device can transmit power.
CAN I USE MY PHONE WHILE ITS CHARGING? Yes, as long as it stays on the Wireless Charging Unit.
HOW MANY DEVICES CAN BE CHARGED AT ONCE? One device can be charged per Wireless Charging Unit.
IS CORIAN® CHARGING SURFACE AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS? Both. For all applications, we offer the Individual Wireless Charging Unit. This is a single charging unit that, once installed, is a plug-and-play system that works instantly for those who are ready to power up. With the ability to install one or a series of units for multiple users, the Individual Unit creates a seamless solution for most settings.
For large commercial customers, cloud-based technology offers the enhancement of full online connectivity for backend management from our partner Powermat. This option allows venues to harness insightful data through a connected network. A dashboard shows unit utilization and customer length of stay. Remote diagnostic services and customer engagement options offer real-time capabilities. Installation of the Powermat® platform requires third party support, technological integration, and a monthly network connection service fee. Contact a DuPont representative to learn more about the Powermat solution.