TYR Tactical

Powertraveler – Powermonkey Expedition

While attending DSEi back in September, UK-based PowerTraveller showed me the next big thing in expeditionary power generation. Ever since then I’ve been chomping at the bit tell you about it. It goes beyond anything commercially available and allows you to collect power by Hand, Wind, Solar, Water and Shorepower means. It’s already been recognized with an ISPO Gold Award which recognizes the best new products internationally.

As a guy who spent some time on both the G-76 and G-67 hand crank generators, I was pretty impressed. The Powermonkey Expedition features 32:1 gearing which allows you to use a hand crank to produce power and 10 minutes of cranking gives you 1% charge on the Powermonkey Expedition’s internal battery. Not sure if you’re cranking at the right speed? The device has a simple LED that goes green when you’re up to snuff.

Hand Crank

Don’t want to crank and have stiff wind? Or, driving to a destination? Attach the Powermonkey Expedition to the top of your vehicle to create your own wind while you drive around. Just pull out the silicon windcups and attach them. Want more? Pull out a solar panel and attach that, even while you are using wind power generation.

Solar and Wind

Near a stream? Flip it on its side and harness the power of gravity to spin the cups with water.


This thing has a lot of base’s covered which is why I am so impressed with it.

Powermonkey Expedition

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Granted, it weighs 1.8 kg or just over 4 lbs but the versatility is phenomenal. It relies on a Lithium Polymer battery that 10500mAh with 12v and 5v 800mAh output.

Look for release worldwide May, 2014 in both outdoor (Black/Silver) and tactical (coyote) versions.



5 Responses to “Powertraveler – Powermonkey Expedition”

  1. I have researched a ton of different power generation options and this one certainly seems to be awesome.

  2. Tackleberry says:

    Neat product, but if I’m driving around I’d just as soon plug it into my DC charging outlet that risk something happening to it in transit given how I roll. Could put a chin strap on it and ride around with it. 😉

  3. Sal Palma says:

    I’d let Squash test my power monkey. Nice video. I love of this alternative energy off the grid stuff.

  4. mike says:

    I own Powertraveller equipment. I’ve use it whenever I’m outdoors. I suggest it to my customers and feel confident sending them out to the world with it. It’s the best portable power stuff I’ve used and I’m excited to get my hands on this system!

  5. Desert Lizard says:

    Exciting product. At 4 lbs, I’m unlikely to take it with me everywhere, but if working in the field and returning to a setup camp each night, then I’d definitely bring it along to have in camp.