Device Spark recharges smartphone from the hearth in any hut

Device Spark recharges smartphone from the hearth in any hut
February 27 08:39 2018

JikoPower Spark

In developing countries like Kenya, cheap mobile gadgets have 80% of the population, but only 20% of them have permanent access to electricity. Most residents cook food at the stake, and for the sake of recharging the phone they have to go on a long journey to a paid power plant. Thermoelectric generator Spark from the company JikoPower will help to solve this problem radically.

One end of the plate of aluminum alloy is placed between the pan with soup and fire, the second is in contact with the container where cold water is poured. Although the resulting temperature difference is not large, it is enough to generate 2 to 5 watts of energy, until the kettle boils or fry eggs. When testing in the field in Ugandan villages, charging the smartphone from the hearth took an average of 2 hours.

In the company JikoPower say that the final product that will enter the market will be twice as efficient and available to all who can afford a mobile phone.

JikoPower Spark

Distributing generators is planned in those regions where centralized electricity will never appear because of the unprofitability of this venture. And people will always cook food on fire and find a fuel source much easier than building a power plant .

Alternative functions Spark – educational and business. With the help of this simple device it is possible to provide on a permanent basis with energy low-power electrical appliances of all the villagers, saving them from having to go somewhere. For affordable fees or other services, of course. Children will be able to do homework in the light of LED lights, and old and stinking kerosene lamps will remain in the past. The younger generation will have a clear idea of ​​the rational use of resources that they can discuss with peers on the Internet – there is energy, there will be a connection.

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