Re: The PowerPot Creates Electricity While Cooking
That is real technology and a very good application of it. It works by converting a temperature across a special diode into electricity. Fire is very hot at maybe 600-800 degrees and boiling water is roughly 220 degrees. That makes a big enough DeltaT to make the juice. An example of these in your home would be a 12V refrigerator (one without a compressor) or the cooler unit in many computers. In this application a charge is given to the diode and it becomes cold on one side and hot on the other.
I have looked at manufacturing a device with this technology to lower gas milage in automobiles. Another thing I pondered was cold weather gear or ski suits (cold weather/warm body) but it would have to be damned cold and the diodes can tend to be bulky at meaningful voltages.
I'll probably get the littler one for myself next payday.
Ok, back to grunting and waving my arms around menacingly
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