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Hand Crank Generator Instructional Video

by admin on January 20, 2012

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MELVIN weaver March 6, 2012 at 5:50 am

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MUCH THE PEDAL POWERED UNIT WILL COST,I ALSO LOVE THE POCKET SOCKET

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k-tor April 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Our pedal power generator, the Power Box, will retail at 169.95 and will be released in late May.

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k-tor August 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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.

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MELVIN weaver March 6, 2012 at 5:52 am

i love this video of the pocket socket.

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Brandon April 26, 2012 at 3:26 am

Will pedal charger have a DC battery hookup option? I will definitely order this in may :o)

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k-tor April 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

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.

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Rebecca Ernest May 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm

If possible, please alert me when your foot pedal product becomes available for purchase–thank you!

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k-tor June 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Sure thing! We’ll email you when available, coming very soon.

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Will E. June 28, 2012 at 1:44 am

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.

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k-tor July 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

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.

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Altairia July 16, 2012 at 12:36 am

Please let me know when the Power Box will be available.

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k-tor August 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Will do!

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Annie August 11, 2012 at 2:53 am

What a great device to have for the traveler or anyone else who loves technology. It will keep the devices juiced up!!

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Leila August 20, 2012 at 3:17 am

Hello,
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.

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Stephen August 22, 2012 at 2:01 am

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?

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k-tor September 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Hi Stephen, If you haven’t already, please contact us with these questions.

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franklopez September 4, 2012 at 3:01 am

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 ?.

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k-tor September 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

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.

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George November 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Why is K-tor designed only for 2 contacts power plugs? Can I charge a laptop?

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k-tor January 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

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.

Sincerely

Ken

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Fred Mollenkopf November 10, 2012 at 5:32 am

Do you have an advance order program as yet. Please e-mail me when they are available. Pedal power unit.

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Peter December 14, 2012 at 12:58 am

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.
Thanks,
Pete

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k-tor January 13, 2013 at 8:59 pm

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.

Sincerely Ken

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