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Apple Watch charger with the latest in battery management technology
Apple Watch charger with the latest in battery management technology
847 backers pledged $44,551 to help bring this project to life.

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Designed to match your Apple Watch lifestyle

Extend Apple Watch battery life with 1200mAh battery pack

Fast battery charging with 3A USB input 

Advanced battery management ​

Built-in timer for auto shut-off

Designed and developed in Orange County, CA

 

 

       

Keep your Apple Watch going everywhere you go

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 Specifications

qCharge Specifications
qCharge Specifications
  • Number of Apple Watch charges: 2.1x - 3.5x (depending on AW models, see below)  
  • Battery capacity: 1200 mAh  
  • Input interface: USB micro connector 
  • Input current rating: 3A maximum 
  • Features: 4 LED battery level display, charging status display  
  • Size: 3.5 (L) x 1.5 (W) x 0.8 (H) inches

24W USB Power Adapter

24W USB Power Adapter
24W USB Power Adapter
  • The base version of the USB power adapter includes the two-pronged plug for US outlets.
  • For other countries, an adapter will be provided to convert from the US version to the country/region specific plug type.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How does the Apple Watch wireless charging work? 

The Apple Watch charging is based on what is called magnetic induction.  Energy is transmitted from the transmitter coil to the receiver coil via an electromagnetic field without the use of a physical connection.

How many Watch charges can I get out of a fully-charged qCharge? 

A fully-charged qCharge will provide the following charges for each respective Watch series.

How much time does the qCharge need to recharge? 

The qCharge recharges more quickly and more efficiently than any other product of its type, making it ideal for on-the-go Watch charging.

With the built-in 1200mAh battery and 2.4A USB power (included in the Complete Package), the full battery charging can be completed in less than 40 minutes.

 

Does the qCharge work with all models of Apple Watches? 

The qCharge is compatible with all Apple Watches Series: Original, Series 1, and Series 2.

Will the qCharge be MFi certified? 

Our product plan was approved by Apple in November 2016.  Currently we are working on the remaining steps for the final MFi certification: Self-Certification submission and final Product Plan approval.  We expect to be able to complete these steps before shipping in August.  

How do I know the qCharge is technologically sound? 

We have decades of experience in developing advanced electronic systems and have partnered with Globalscale.  Globalscale is an Apple MFI certified manufacturer with extensive experience in New Product Introduction with facilities in Shenzhen, Taiwan, and the USA. 

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Although the qCharge's Product Plan has been approved by Apple, its production sample needs to be approved by Apple for the MFi certification.

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