Adafruit will not be shipping orders Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 21, 2019. Any expedited orders placed after 11am ET Friday January 18 will go out Tuesday January 22.
0

NEW PRODUCT – Universal Qi Wireless Receiver Module

NewImage

NEW PRODUCT – Universal Qi Wireless Receiver Module

If you have a modern smart phone you may have noticed that it comes with built in wireless charging capability called ‘Qi charging.’ Qi is a trademark name for a thin and smart inductive charging system. Many large gadget companies have standardized on Qi, which means it’s easy to find a charging dish and we thought it might be cool if your Arduino project can recharge itself wirelessly. Thus, we now have a Qi charging receiver module as seen here here.

This is just the inductive charging Qi receiver, it will work with any Qi charger base transmitter. that will work well with any standard inductive charger base. Simply solder two wires to the V+ and Gnd pins on the Qi module and place the item you want charged onto a charging base. The receiver chip manages the coil so that you’ll always get 5V and 500mA. If the coil is too far it will simply not activate at all. In our demo below, we used a classic cell phone charger plate.

NewImage

To demo it, we wired the module to a MiniLipo charger and a LiPo battery, as shown in the photos. Now we have a wirelessly-rechargeable battery! Note that you don’t get the battery or lipo charger in your order, that’s just how we’re showing it off. You can even upgrade any device that takes classic USB 5V and up to 500mA. The coil comes on a metallic sticker which is used to shield the device from the coil. Make sure the coil is facing out towards the charger when you install it into your project, or it wont work at all!

The driver chip is an integrated receiver called the BQ51053B from TI. Since its a Qi charger it can only be used with Qi transmitters! If you want a simpler inductive charger, check out our 5V charger set – it isn’t Qi compatible but used together it works quite well!

In stock and shipping now!


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 10,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

What do you want from CircuitPython in 2019?

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — A field guide to designing your PCBs, learned the hard way

Wearables — 5 meter fun

Electronics — Current limiting!

Biohacking — A Gene to Predict Modafinil Response

Python for Microcontrollers — Python snakes its way on the SparkFun SAMD21 Mini, Hackaday.io, 10k thanks, and Tim’s magazine #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.