By Gary Thomas
Tellurex, a Michigan-based company specializing in thermoelectric applications, is presently seeking funds and distributors to introduce its innovative electrical generator across the globe. The latest Tellurex tPOD1 can improve the living standards, productivity and health of thousands of people living in off-grid villages.
Tellurex candle powered generator charges dead smartphones and lights homes in off-grid villages
This light, compact and portable thermoelectric system, which is the size of a tiny soup can, can transform the heat of a tea candle into an electrical power. It can deliver bright outdoor and indoor light through its plug-in lamp attachment, and through its battery charger attachment it can even charge the batteries used in mobiles and smartphones. During fierce weather conditions or in off-grid locations, the electrical generator delivers power to homes and school rooms in case of electrical outages.
From one tea candle, the patent pending Tellurex tPOD1 can deliver about four hours of consistent illumination. Additionally, the tPOD1 system can even recharge a battery pack and offers sufficient power for limited phone calls, GPS rescue signal use and text messaging. tPOD stands for thermoelectric Power On Demand.
According to Tellurex, the tPOD1 system presents a safe option to provide light to numerous buildings and homes situated in off-grid areas of the globe. In majority of developing countries, houses do not have proper access to electrical power utility and such dwellings can now have instant economical light with the help of the tPOD1 system.
The company believes that North America will provide a key market for the tPOD1 system since the country tends to address both recreational backcountry activities and disaster preparedness.
The Tellurex generator system is sturdy and does not contain any movable components. Its fuel source does not degrade during continuous storage. The tea candle can be lit and placed beneath the generator and thus can be shielded from wind. Moreover, the combined generator and lamp can be adjusted while it is functioning. It weighs about 12 ounces and can be easily accommodated into auto glove boxes or backpacks.