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#136050 - 07/11/10 12:41 PM nPower PEG -- Any thoughts?
ConnallMac Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 25
Loc: Eastern Indiana
I saw this ad and wondered if anyone had ever seen or used this gadget. It claims to generate electricity by converting the kinetic energy from your movement. I know that there are things that can be powered that way, like watches, but it's the first thing I have seen that was touted for recharging of personal electronics. Here's a link nPower PEG. Any thoughts?


Edited by ConnallMac (07/11/10 12:43 PM)

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#136153 - 07/12/10 11:17 PM Re: nPower PEG -- Any thoughts? [Re: ConnallMac]
Eric Offline
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Registered: 09/23/02
Posts: 294
Loc: The State of Jefferson
Doing the math from the meager specs on their web site, it looks like it puts out around 12ma 5v at a walk. At that rate it would take about 80 hours of walking to charge my Palm TX. Too low to be of much use and it weighs 12oz. I'll pass.

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#136228 - 07/13/10 07:28 PM Re: nPower PEG -- Any thoughts? [Re: Eric]
ConnallMac Offline
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Jeez that is pretty dang worthless! Thanks for crunching the numbers.

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