by admin on January 20, 2012
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MUCH THE PEDAL POWERED UNIT WILL COST,I ALSO LOVE THE POCKET SOCKET
Our pedal power generator, the Power Box, will retail at 169.95 and will be released in late May.
Obviously we did not make May for the power box but we are getting close. The extra time spent testing will pay off in the final product.
i love this video of the pocket socket.
Will pedal charger have a DC battery hookup option? I will definitely order this in may :o)
We’ll provide instructions for charging a 12V battery with the Power Box pedal power generator upon releasing the product. We still have a couple weeks of assembling and testing the first production prototypes ahead of us.
If possible, please alert me when your foot pedal product becomes available for purchase–thank you!
Sure thing! We’ll email you when available, coming very soon.
Hello, when can we expect the POWER BOX to be released? Also how many watts does the unit generate given it is used in a certain amount of time. I am just looking for a reference point, say 1 minute of consistent pedaling at consistent speed of maybe 2 full rotations a second? Thanks in advance.
The Power Box will be released within 8 weeks. We will release an official update next week on the blog. It generates 20 watts and needs to be cranked at 1.5 rotations per second for maximum power.
Please let me know when the Power Box will be available.
What a great device to have for the traveler or anyone else who loves technology. It will keep the devices juiced up!!
I’ve already sent an email asking to be put on the waitlist for the Power Box pedel generator, but I was wondering, what if the device you want to charge has a three prong end like most home wall sockets do? For example a netbook adaptor or similar device? Would the box have that kind of socket on it or come with an adaptor that could be used for those types of plugs? Thanks for your response and please contact me at my email if you wish.
I’d like to obtain a couple sample units to review on my weekly technology segment, and also on my technology pod cast. Also, do you have a way for retailers to carry your products?
Hi Stephen, If you haven’t already, please contact us with these questions.
if my cell phone battery is vary weak. how long do i have to crank the pocket socket before using my cell phone hand free. and does it continue to charge. as i keep crankig it or ?.
The Pocket Socket hand crank generator generates power when you are cranking it. The time it take to fully charge a phone or device is limited by the charger and depends on the device you are powering. Check our FAQ for further explanation.
Why is K-tor designed only for 2 contacts power plugs? Can I charge a laptop?
Dear George, K-Tor devices put out 120 volts DC. This is because dc to dc conversion is more efficient. Modern chargers are called switching type.This means they have a high speed switching transistor to do the DC to DC conversion which is again more efficient, the same way we do it. These chargers are almost universally used on portable devices for this reason. They take the ac from the wall outlet and convert it to Dc and do a DC to DC conversion to the voltage needed by the battery. They only have two plugs for this reason as well. Our device works with all these chargers. High power and very old devices use transformers which do an ac to ac voltage conversion and are less efficient. They also typically have three prong plugs. Our device will not work directly with transformers. You would need to use an inverter.
In general you can not charge a laptop directly with one of our devices. They require too much power. When the power box comes out we will provide guidance on how to power higher power devices than you can directly. Basically you charge a battery, like a 12 volt battery, and run and inverter off of the battery.
let me know if this is clear.
Do you have an advance order program as yet. Please e-mail me when they are available. Pedal power unit.
How long will it take for example to charge an Ipad?
If the Ipad is at 10% how long to get to a 100%?
How many cranks?
I have one that just came in the mail today. Will give as a Xmas present.
Dear Peter, Our devices work the same as plugging in a wall outlet. So they charge at the same rate as plugging in a wall outlet. Our hand crank will charge an IPAD but I recommend using the power box when it is available as you can pedal easier and longer. Another customer told me that the IPAd could be charged using an Iphone charger. I have not verified this but if true it means this is easier to charge with the hand crank but it will take longer.
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