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RSS-216 Testing of Wireless Power Transfer Devices

RSS-216 wireless testing defines wireless power transfer devices. As a leader in RF regulatory compliance testing, Keystone Compliance recognizes the requirements needed for wireless radio manufacturers. Meeting the ETSI, FCC, and other wireless testing specifications can be challenging. Not only do we understand the challenges, but we help guide companies through the process.

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Summary of RSS-216 Wireless Power Transfer Device Testing

The RSS-216 standard carries out test methods about wireless charger devices with power management and/or control capabilities. These devices are tested and require certification or are exempt from certification.

Wireless power transfer devices are devices capable of generating near-field inductive or resonant power. This includes sending power management and/or control data. These devices are used to transfer energy to a device to recharge said device. Examples of equipment that need these wireless chargers include cell phones, tablets, and vehicles.

Some devices under this wireless standard are categorized as Category I equipment while other equipments are classified as Category II equipment. Category II equipment is exempt from certification. 

If the wireless power transfer device provides data communication related to power management, it is certified under the RSS containing the technical specifications applicable to the type of radio apparatus concerned. This also includes if the transfer device contains additional transmitters for other communication purposes.

If the RSS wireless power transfer device has none of the qualities mentioned above, it must meet the technical requirements outlined in Industry Canada’s ICES-001 test standard.

Scope of RSS-216 Intentional Radiator Wireless Charger Testing

All devices which fall under this section of the RSS Canadian wireless document must comply with all applicable technical standards set in RSS-Gen. All transmitters that can transmit simultaneously are active during the measurements.

Category II equipment is classified as a device with power management and/or control capabilities, which meets all of the following requirements:

  • Wireless power transfer frequency below 1 MHz
  • Output power from each primary coil is less than 5 Watts
  • The wireless power transfer system includes only a single primary and secondary coil
  • The device to be charged is inserted in or placed in direct contact with the transmitter of the wireless power transfer device.

Limits within the wireless power transfer device include compliance with the AC power line conducted emission limits listed in RSS-Gen.

Expert RSS-216 Wireless Charger Device Testing

Keystone Compliance can accommodate fixed, mobile and portable devices of all sizes. In addition to RSS-216 intentional radiator testing, Keystone has a full scope of expertise including licensed exempt radios, multiple transmitters, and licensed radios. Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing.

If you are ready to start your Canadian RSS wireless testing, please request a quote. Have a question about our wireless testing standard laboratory? Contact us or call (724) 657-9940 and we will determine the best course of action.