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OR – PowerPot

Monday, March 10th, 2014

I’ve mentioned PowerPot a couple of times in the past and at this past OR Winter Market they showed their new PowerPot X which offers twice the power of its predecessor the PowerPot V. This means you can charge two smartphones or one tablet (10w and up to 2a) via 2 USB ports, in a package that weighs in beginning at 20oz depending on whether you use the regular 2.4l or XL 3.8l model.


The concept is simple. You use the PowerPot to cook and the device converts heat into power which can be used directly or stored in a battery.


OR – PowerPot

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

We haven’t mentioned PowerPot since their Kickstarter campaign but when we ran into them here at OR Winter Market we had to give you an update. They’re a local Salt Lake City company and assemble the PowerPots right here in town. A standard kit comes with the Pot, light and charging tips. As long as your are applying heat to the Pot, the system produces up to 5w and charges your devices via USB. The secret to success is in the tips which include circuits that tell the device to draw the maximum amount of power from the Pot.


In addition to the PowerPot they’re working on a cool new item. This simple bar meter shows you how much power you are sending from the PowerPot to your device. They built this using a DIY 3D printer!


One thing I love about PowerPot is that almost everyone in the company are Eagle Scouts!



Sunday, May 13th, 2012

The PowerPot is a thermoelectric 5W or 10W generator (depending on model) that can charge any of your USB devices. It’s a waterproof, fire-resistant, and built-to-last portable generator that weighs less than a pound. To use, it’s as simple as boiling a pot of water. The PowerPot converts that heat energy into electricity.

Notice the orangish rand around the pot? That’s the element. The cable has three feet of flame resistant wire with four layers of thermal protection. There’s also a solid-state voltage regulator which offers up to 5W of power to charge your devices. You can also attach an LED light or directly power speakers, lights, fans, or other low-power appliances.