BioLite CampStove is a very entertaining gadget that will come in handy for your hikes, far from any civilization. BioLite CampStove is a mobile stove for cooking and part-time charger that runs on wood.
This device will not be replaceable if you are an avid hunter or fisherman, and the same like extreme tourism in wild places. It is also necessary to keep such a device in the storerooms in case of extreme situations, whether it is a sudden power outage or other natural disasters. He will always give you the electricity you need to charge your phone, you just need to kindle a small fire inside.
How does this device work?
Electricity is generated by heat conversion using a thermoelectric convector (thermocouple). The principle of operation of a thermocouple - selective heating of the soldering point of two conductors - two metals, different in their chemical composition, is accompanied by the appearance of an electromotive force (electromotive force). I say goodbye, voltage appears at opposite ends of the conductors, and if you close the target, current flows through it. True, the efficiency of such a convector is not high - the efficiency is only 7%. Another disadvantage is that effective thermocouples require rare and expensive metals - bismuth, platinum, tellurium, etc., which ultimately affects the cost of production.
But BioLite CampStove is also a wood-burning stove on which you can boil water or cook food in your campsite. And at the same time and recharge your phone. Thus, it turns out that BioLite CampStove is the most environmentally friendly charger. For easy connection of phones, tablets, flashlights and other necessary things, BioLite CampStove has a universal USB output.
The stove has the same built-in blower fan, which will allow the flame to burn more efficiently. Naturally, it also works from the conversion of heat into electricity.
The thermoelectric converter unit easily fits inside the burner, which makes the device in the stowed position very compact.
Technical characteristics of BioLite CampStove stove-charging.
- Fuel consumption - any organic combustible biomass (branches, bark, cones, leaves)
- Thermal power of a wood burner: 3.4 - 5.4 W
- Output power on USB connector: 2-5 V
- Time boiling water: 4-5 min / 1 l
- Fuel consumption: 50 grams of dry wood for boiling 1 liter of water
- Size: 270 * 130 mm
- Weight: 935 g