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Personal Energy Generator | nPower | Senior Engineering Jobs

February 22nd, 2013

How many times have you been out somewhere and your phone dies without a charger or outlet in site? The nPower PEG (Personal Energy Generator), produced by Tremont Electric, provides electronics users with security in sticky situations.

The nPower PEG is a powerful device, yet easy to use. Simply place it in your favorite bag. Walk, run or bike. Connect it to your iPod, cell phone, or other electronic device. The device will start charging with the power stored in the PEG from your activity.

In what realistic situations can the nPower PEG help you?

  • Power outages during storms
  • National storm disasters
  • Camping and hiking
  • Bicycling for extended lengths.
  • Travel/vacation
  • Work events

Aaron LeMieux invented the PEG, after hiking 1,500 miles on the Appalachian Trail. His background in mechanical and bioengineering helped him to recognize the energy wasted as his backpack moved from side to side.

The nPower PEG is a hybrid charger, meaning that you can charge it from a USB enabled device, such as a laptop, or use a classic wall charger. You can also use the method it was created for, your own personal energy and movement. Once the internal battery is charged, it will last for 100 days (without moving it). If it is still in your bag, harvesting your energy, the PEG can last way beyond 100 days.

It’s also wonderful in emergency situations. All you have to do for emergency power is shake the PEG for a few minutes. You can then plug in your cell phone to make a call to an emergency responder.

It works with over 3,000 devices including GPS systems, cell phones, digital cameras, LED lights, gaming devices, e-readers, portable music players, USB radios and more. It is still not for use with laptops, netbooks or iPads.

The device is also quite portable, weighing only 14 oz’s. So if it’s so small, how does it get it’s power? A 2000 mAh lithium ion polymer battery. And the best part is YOUR kinetic energy is powering this battery. To power an iPod Nano, you would only have to walk one minute to create one minute of listening energy. iPhones however, require at least 25 minutes of walking time to generate 1 minute of talk time.

If you don’t have time to go walking, you can also charge the PEG by driving your car. Make sure you store it upright in your car, so it can absorb all the twists and turns and bumps for maximum energy generation. You can even strap it to your bike, which allows for maximum kinetic energy absorption. The PEG works best upright because it is fighting against the force of gravity. It’s easier to push something side to side then lift it off of the ground in terms of kinetic energy.

The Talley Group is looking for amazing engineers like Aaron LeMieux. Contact us today to learn about our great opportunities.

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