Forget plugs – you can now charge your mobile with a portable WIND TURBINE:the Trinity propeller harnesses breezes to power up a phone and other USB devices.
Created by American electricians Einar Agustsson and Agust Agustsson, the power station folds into a 12-inch cylinder when not in use.
When unfolded, blades are used to catch the wind and charge the station. USB devices like smartphones can then be plugged in and charged. Its a world’s first – a portable turbine phone charger that uses wind power alone.
Called Trinity, the device doesn’t mimic the shape of your usual wind turbine.Instead, the product folds together into a 12-inch (30 cm) cylinder.
It then unfolds into a vertical turbine that be used to charge USB devices.
HOW THE TURBINE WORKS
Inside the turbine is a battery that holds 15,000 mAh and a 15-watt generator.
To open the blades, you first need to pull out the legs and arrange them in a tripod.
This will then enable the blades to catch the wind and spin, generating power. Plugging a USB device into the base of the turbine will then charge it. To close it up, the legs are pushed back in and the blades closed automatically.
To open the product you pull out the aluminium legs and arrange them either into a tripod or on a flat surface.
At the top of the legs is a turbine with three blades.
These capture the wind and spin, providing green energy for a generator that can supply to 15 watts of power.
There is also an internal battery that can store energy if you don’t need it right away.
The inventors claim when fully-charged the turbine can charge your phone four to six times.
Once the turbine is out of juice you can either charge it using the wind or plug it into a wall output, although obviously for clean energy purposes the former is preferred.
The company is currently running a Kickstarter project for funding, and they hope to be able to launch the portable turbine commercially by the start of next year.
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