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 Personal water turbine charger 
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This keeps popping up on my feeds and I’m really tempted to buy one and test it out, anyone have one?

https://shop.waterlilyturbine.com/products/waterlily-turbine

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:41 am
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Definitely a cool concept but $159.99 seems a little steep for what might be a little more novelty than necessity.

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:50 am
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I keep seeing that also.
I'm in the old school that says, "It's so simple, what's not to like about it?"

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:52 am
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I don't see the point

Solar chargers are much cheaper and you don't need a stream or wind

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:15 pm
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Solar can't charge 24/7.

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:39 pm
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Hard to find a stream in much of the country

Wind dies down at night

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:52 pm
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:16 pm
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The same ad has been popping up for me too. Look at the specs that is going to take a good stream to make it work. Look at the peak power specs.


Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:04 am
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Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Solar is not that great in W. Washington in the winter. 8 hours of cloudy sunlight, under lots of trees in our temperate rainforest. There isn't a lot of sun. But we do have a lot of streams here.
Solar would be a lot better in E. WA and wind would work in many areas, especially at night. More for charging batteries than anything needing a constant flow of power.


Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:48 am
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I love this idea. I've seen something similar with a car alternator on one of the back woods shows.

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Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:25 pm
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Hook an alternator to a bicycle and peddle you fat ass off!!

You can pedal all night in the snow if you like!


Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:30 pm
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If you find a stream where that gidget works, your likely 50 miles from cell service anyways!!


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