All Cantabrians listen up – Here is something SUPER worthy of being included in your personal Civil Defence Kit.  I know I’m seriously thinking about getting one.  I feel naked and cut off without my internet connection and mobile devices! However I’m not the only one.. these days more and more people rely on their mobile devices for work, communication and day to day life…  So the idea of being able to keep them running in the absence of a plug in wall socket power supply is rather a good idea!!  

Even if your not a Christchurch local remember its better to prepared… Auckland, Wellington, Australia, UK, USA and so on… you just never know these days what could happen in your neck of the woods!!

The PowerPot is a cooking pot that doubles as a portable electric generator. It can be used indoors or outside and works with any fuel source. Unlike solar power, The PowerPot works day or night, rain or shine to bring you the electricity you need anytime, anywhere! We’ve reached our final stages of prototyping and it is time to bring this wonderful device to the market. With your help, we hope to get Power Pots into the hands of the people who need it most, and onto your own stove or campfire! People all over the world–whether they be herders in remote villages, backpacking enthusiasts, or city residents worried about potential power outages–can benefit from having a personal generator that makes electricity from cooking.



Simply put, The PowerPot transforms the heat from cooking into electricity with no moving parts.  This is done using a technology called thermoelectric power generation. Thermoelectric technology was discovered in the early 1800’s, but found no consumer application in power generation due to the relatively high power needs of the devices in use at the time. However, times have changed. Today, nearly everyone uses microelectronics-based devices (smart phones, mp3 players, GPS units, etc.) which consume less than 5 watts of power.


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