What exactly is Qi?

  • Qi (the Chinese word for vitality) is a Wireless Power Consortium standard for wireless energy transfer over short distances using electromagnetic induction
  • Qi-compatible devices can therefore be charged wirelessly without any need to attach a charging cable. Charging starts automatically when the phone is placed on the Qi cradle/station
  • Charging time is only slightly longer than with conventional cable-based charging

Power is supplied to the smartphone cradle via the motorcycle's OA connector

  • The smartphone cradle is equipped with a Y-cable with 2 connectors, enabling connection to the standard OA connector while still leaving another OA connector for additional accessories (e.g. BMW Motorrad Navigator V)