FCC filing reveals Microsoft’s Wireless Charger for Surface Pen

Microsoft Surface Pen
Image Courtesy: Microsoft

Microsoft is preparing at least three new Surface hardware with
Intel, Snapdragon and AMD processors. In addition to Surface
Pro and Surface Laptop upgrades, the software giant is expected
to announce a new
Surface Pen with wireless charging support and
significantly improved pressure sensitivity.

Apple’s Pencil, which also supports this technology,
magnetically attaches to the iPad Pro to charge wireless.

It appears that Microsoft is working on a Wireless Charging pad
to charge the Surface Pen or perhaps some other unknown Surface
devices.

According to a new FCC filing,
Microsoft might announce a Wireless Charger with model number
1915 on Wednesday’s Surface event. At the moment, it’s not
clear whether the wireless charger belongs to the Surface
lineup.

Wireless Charger
Image Courtesy: FCC / Microsoft

The test report of the Wireless Charger reveals a power supply
rating of 5Vdc, 200mA.

As noted, a previous FCC filing for Surface Pen specially
mentioned “charging coil” and frequency range were also
detailed in the listing.

The existing Surface Pen can magnetically clip to the side of
the 2-in-1 device. It’s likely that the new-gen stylus will
retain this ability and when the two devices are connected, the
Surface Pro will wirelessly recharge the Pen. 

A wireless charging pad could allow users to recharge the
Surface Pen for devices like Surface Book. We don’t know if the
wireless charger for Surface Pen will be sold separately or
whether the pen will support other devices like the upcoming

Surface Go with Intel Core m3.

Microsoft’s October 2 media event in New York City is just a
day away.

Surface Pen 2019 rumoured features

USPTO published a patent last month with
pressure sensitivity improvements for Surface Pen.
Similarly, a patent for
modular stylus was also published earlier this year, but
it’s unlikely that we’ll see a modular stylus tomorrow when
Microsoft is scheduled to announce new Surface products, given
that the patent is fairly new.

However, Surface Pen with wireless charging support and
pressure sensitivity improvements is very likely.

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