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Update: According to new images leaked a couple of minutes back, it looks like the certification was for Surface Pen and not for Surface Laptop or Pro. Until now, Surface Pen used to come with regular batteries that lasted around a year before they needed to be replaced. However, the new filing suggests that Microsoft will be allowing users to charge their Surface Pen using the new wireless charger. Microsoft is also rumoured to announce the Surface Earbuds which could use the Wireless Charger as well.
Original Story: Microsoft is holding it’s annual Surface Event tomorrow and the company is expected to launch a bunch of new hardware at the event. We already have a rough idea of what to expect, thanks to the leaks surrounding Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3. However, it looks like Microsoft is planning to expand its horizons with the Surface wireless chargers.
Wireless Chargers have been around for years and we have seen them improve over time. Now it looks like Microsoft might be jumping into the game but the company is not going for the traditional wireless chargers made for mobile phones. According to the FCC filing, Microsoft is working on a wireless charger for notebooks. This could mean that the upcoming Surface Laptop and Surface Pro will have support for wireless charging.
The charger has power ratings of 5Vdc, 200mA. The certification also reveals that charger can run in three modes- Charging with 10% Load, Charging with 50% Load, and Charging with Full Load. Microsoft is expected to reveal the charger tomorrow but another rumour suggests that the device might not ship this month so early adopters might have to wait for it. The good news is that you don’t have to wait for too long as the event is scheduled for tomorrow. You can stay tuned to MSPoweruser for live updates of the event.