A tech start-up is set to use its new product, the PowerPot, to bring electricity to people living off-the-grid in developing nations. Over 200 million people in Africa alone have a cellphone but don’t have a way to charge it. Many walk over a mile to find a micro-charging business just to stay powered.
The PowerPot is a new thermoelectric generator that converts heat into electricity. It is water and fire resistant, ultra-lightweight and portable. To generate up to 5W of usable electricity, all you need is a power pot, water and a heat source. It can be used over a wood fire, propane or butane stove, a home stove. Add it to your lineup and keep charging!
Articles on the PowerPot
Power Practical, a student startup that sprang from research at the University of Utah, is selling a portable cook pot that transforms heat and water into a power source. Imagine charging your cellphone or using speakers in the mountains at night far from civilization. That’s what the device, called the PowerPot, can do with just a campfire and a little water. Using thermoelectricity, the PowerPot...
There are a wide variety of circumstances, intentional or unintentional, that can lead to the same scenario; you have no access to electricity and your electronic device is in desperate need of charging. Whether you are camping in a remote location or enduring a city-wide power outage, lack of electricity can quickly leave you with no means to charge your cell phone or other devices. The remedy to this situation is the revolutionary new PowerPot, a portable electric generator that requires only water and a heat source to generate electricity.
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