09 Apr '12, 12pm

Kinetic Energy Device Charges Your Electronic Devices with Your Walking, Running, Biking Energy

Kinetic Energy Device Charges Your Electronic Devices with Your Walking, Running, Biking Energy

The nPower® PEG is a new “backup battery charger for hand-held electronics that uses the energy you generate while walking, running, or biking.” It can be used to power you iPod, cell phone, etc. What do you need to do to make this thing work? Not much — just stick it in your bag, backpack, briefcase, or such and it charges itself. As you move around, it will recharge using natural movement vibrations. It’s called a “passive kinetic energy charger” or a “vibration harvesting” charger. “The nPower® PEG is a smart device which automatically senses your activity, adapts to it, and optimizes energy harvesting,” the company writes. “For example, the PEG has optimum power output within a frequency range. And it also has the ability to harvest ambient vibrations that are experienced in daily life, such as riding in automobiles and trains or riding a bicycle. nPower’s® electrical ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/09/kinetic-energy-device...

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