We had talked before about using Green Energy to charge up your iPhone on a previous blog post.
It was super cool and totally useful.
The only problem with solar powered chargers and devices is two fold:
- The sun needs to be out.
- It can take quite a while for a full charge.
Maybe this can help…
If you find yourself out hiking or camping and need to charge a dead phone…
Try Blue Freedom
Blue Freedom is a unique project started to make use of another green resource… moving water!
Way back when… people used the power of rivers and running natural water to power up lots of things! Villages were built on rivers for this reason!
So why not take advantage ourselves and go a little more green, huh?
Well how does it work?
What this little guy does is use the power of running water. You attach the turbine end to a wire which is attached to the device. While the turbine spins under the current it spools the generator inside the device, and Vualah!
The turbine then will spin and generate, at a much faster rate than solar energy, a great deal of usable power to charge your phone.
Take a look at some specifications:
- Measures about 8 x 2 inches and weighs in under one pound.
- Very easily packaged and carried along for a hike or camping.
- Uses Hydroelectric energy to power up devices.
- Has a battery installed which will charge using the turbine if no accessories are plugged in while it is working.
- Built in LED so it can be easily used at night – looking much better versus solar powered gadgets now right?
Now this super cool gadget was created with a kickstarter program which is currently trying to raise more money. So be sure to go check it out and nab yourself one of these bad boys!
I had the privilege of trying one of these out before. I was in the back yard of my friend’s home and he had a fountain installed with some decent running water…
(His whole back yard was actually done very well by a lawn service company found here: www.cliftonparklawnservice.com)
So we tossed the turbine in and gave it a shot!
This thing will vary based on how much water pressure is generated through the current, as well as how consistent the water current is.
So keep in mind that its not always 100% perfect, however when it gets going it can fully charge an iPhone in anywhere from 1-2 hours. Which is pretty impressive for free green energy!