1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Is there any advantage/disadvantage to use a PMA wireless charger vs. a Qi wireless charger? Does one charge faster than the other?
    I am assuming Qi is the more popular standard
    04-06-2015 12:40 PM
  2. clevin's Avatar
    well, starbucks will have PMA pads.

    Okay, mind changed. Qi is backed by WPC, while PMA is apparently backed by Power Matt company. So I say for the good of future, Qi should be supported.

    btw, it seems their technical specifications are rather similar.
    04-06-2015 12:50 PM
  3. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    I can't speak to speeds or any technical details, but if your concern is being supported on more devices and to last longer, Qi is a safer investment. Then again, you can get PMA chargers for under $5 so that's what I'm going with.
    04-06-2015 01:13 PM
  4. Techno-guy's Avatar
    I did some technical research on this and their charging speeds are the same but you want a 1 amp charger (many are less) for whichever one you choose. The only discernable difference between the two standards seems to be what frequency they operate at.
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    04-06-2015 03:07 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Is there any advantage/disadvantage to use a PMA wireless charger vs. a Qi wireless charger? Does one charge faster than the other?
    I am assuming Qi is the more popular standard
    This is a good read .. Jerry broke it down pretty well . He talks about Power Mat in it near the bottom.

    Wireless charging, in plain English | Android Central
    smooth4lyfe and jcp007 like this.
    04-06-2015 03:42 PM

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