January 7th 2010

E-Werk universal power supply

Desk jobs are often monotonous, leave us with tight tendons, and utilize energy-draining computers. But the folks at E-Werk have a solution: creating a power supply from riding a bike.

Using just your own body, you can generate electricity for your lighting, cellphones, gadgets, and other technology, without the need for outlets and batteries.

Developed by Busch & Müller KG in Meinerzhagen, Germany, the  E-Werk universal power supply and recharger generates up to 16 W of power with idle losses of only 0.03 W at 30km/hr (18.6mph). At 15 km/hr (9.3mph), the device recharges as swiftly as the average plug-in power unit.

It weighs in at just 53g, and comes along with two cables and a USB cord. The E-Werk is available starting in October 2010 for €139.

Image Courtesy: Messe Friedrichshafen, www.messe-friedrichshafen.de


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Andrew loves art and design, and pursues his studies in his final year at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He loves seeking out new artists and giving them their dues, and in his spare time, focuses on his own abstract sculpture.