DELTONA, Fla.–The Franklin-Thomas Company has now designed a Kinetic Power Station with kPlus Technology. The new kCharger builds on the technology the company developed for the iMove Charger, only it is a larger and more powerful product. The kinetic energy harvester charges a 12v 10AH battery. To make the new product available, an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has been launch with a funding goal of $35,000 USD. The project will close on August 28, 2014.
This device harvests kinetic energy – energy created by motion. This is the next frontier in micropower alternative energy. For example, the kCharger could be placed on small platforms in the middle of the ocean, making it possible to have cell phone towers everywhere. The oceans could be covered with kinetic energy micropower stations, and everything from navigation to cell phones could be revolutionized.
The new kCharger is made up of a rotor, rocker, gear, spring, and weight, which all work from the energy that the world expends while moving. Then, users can charge or plug in numerous devices into the outputs. It comes with 2 120 vac Standard outlets, 3 USB charging ports, and 1 direct 12 vdc common posts. Even electric powered mobility machines such as scooters, electric bicycles, and wheelchairs can be charged with the patent pending charging station.
The 300-watt kinetic generator is an extension of The Franklin-Thomas Company’s line of StarPower Generators. A test given by the U.S. Department of Energy proved that the generator is 92.3% efficient. Efficiency is taken seriously with the kCharger. The company has developed a technique to capture even the smallest amount of energy and hold it in a reservoir. Once the reservoir is filled, it can charge the battery. No energy is wasted.
Supporters of the crowdfunding campaign can own a kCharger for less than the retail price. A special offer is made to the first 20 backers who support the product with a pledge of $199. Those first supporters can receive the 300 Watt kCharger with kPlus package, which is worth $349 in retail. The kinetic charger is expected to be delivered in November of 2014. A 600 Watt kCharger with kPlus is also available to backers with a $499 pledge, a $200 savings off retail price. To become a supporter of the new kCharger, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kinetic-power-station-with-kplus-technology.
About The Franklin-Thomas Company:
The Franklin-Thomas Company designs electrical generators, wind turbines, and software. They have developed 5 KW, 10 KW, 25 KW, and 50 KW high efficiency generators that have undergone the U.S. Department of Energy Test Site Report and proved 92.3% efficiency. The Zero Cogging StarPower Generator is the product of 7 years of research. Actual scientific data is available for the company’s products on the website at http://www.ftcinnovations.com/. The electrical engineers are now developing new technologies for the mobile world.
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