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
The PowerPot V by Power Practical offers an exciting new spin on the concept of portable power. This pot is unlike any pot that you have ever seen before; it’s really a thermoelectric generator disguised as a regular old backpacking pot! Simply boil water in the PowerPot and it will convert heat into electricity to charge your small electronics including cell phones, GPS, iPods, and battery packs via a standard (5V) USB port! The incredible PowerPot V kit comes with a 5V USB regulator with 3ft-long , flame-resistant charging cable, lid-bowl combination, LED light-strip, and stuff sack.
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.
If God wanted us to camp he wouldn’t have invented hotels. But sometimes one finds oneself caught in a hurricane, or living off the grid, or even camping if there’s someone one wants to impress. And for these occasions it would be wonderful to have a PowerPot, the nifty invention that uses a thermo-electric differential transducer to charge your cell phone as you cook your food.
Even more portable than the Readyset, the Powerpot series output 5,10, or even 15 watts of juice everytime they're heated. Ostensibly backpack cooking pots stuck to thermoelectric generating bases, Powerpots are composed of anodized aluminum to reduce their weight. To control how much power your pot puts out, just adjust the boil. At a full boil, a sing meal's worth of water can power up to four devices all night.
The Power Pot harnesses energy from heated water to power a multitude of electronic appliances. Since mobile devices are used constantly throughout the day, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen innovative ways to keep them charged – from adapted rocking chairs to handbags. Continuing the trend, the Power Pot is now harnessing energy from heated water to power a multitude of electronic appliances.
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