FAQ: Is Wireless Charging Safe?

March 16, 2017
Wireless charging technology has made charging your device more convenient than ever before but, as with any upcoming tech, people want to know whether it is safe. With no wires, curious individuals ponder on whether the transfer of electricity or radiation could be harmful to them. 

We could tell you now that wireless charging is safe, but in order for you to truly understand why it is safe, let's take a look at they way in which charging devices operate. 

Inductive Charging

Nearly all wireless charging devices currently available use inductive charging. Power is fed to the charging station, which contains a transmitter coil. The coil generates a small electro-magnetic field, which can be picked up by a receiver coil. 

Any device that is compatible with wireless charging stations has a receiver coil within it. When the coil comes into contact with the magnetic field it creates an electrical current. The electrical current charges the device. 

To summarize, inductive charging utilizes an electromagnetic current to wirelessly transfers power from the charging station to the device. So, is it safe? 

Is Inductive Charging Safe?

The short answer is yes, wireless charging is absolutely safe! The electromagnetic fields are very small and weak, and only operate over short distances. This is why your device needs to be touching, or at least very close tot he station, in order to charge. 

The small electromagnetic field exists only in the immediate area of the charging station, and only when the device is placed there to charge. Additional shielding within the sending and receiving coils offers further protection. 

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has found no evidence that inductive charging has adverse effects on health. The electromagnetic fields are simply so weak as to be considered insignificant.

You Already Use Electromagnetic Induction 

Though wireless charging is a relatively new technology, electromagnetic induction is already being used for many purposes right now, and you have probably used it yourself – maybe even on a daily basis. 

Electromagnetic induction is used for contactless payment, wireless speakers, and to charge your electric toothbrush. All of these are considered perfectly safe

Is Wireless Charging Safer Than Cables? 

Could wireless charging be even safer than using traditional electricity cables and plugs? Plugging and unplugging cables increases the risk of exposure to live electrical connections, which could give a nasty shock or cause device failure. If anything, wireless charging is an advancement in the safety of electrical transference. 

Wireless charging is a safe and convenient method for charging your devices while on the move or in your vehicle. Take advantage of premium quality charging stations and device accessories at BEZALEL