Thermoelectric generator for battery charging and power supply

  • US 8,404,962 B2
  • Filed: 07/28/2009
  • Issued: 03/26/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/01/2008
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A portable device for supplying with power of at least one electrical load, wherein the device is adapted to be manually heated and comprises at least one thermoelectric element with one hot side and one cold side, a container attached to the cold side and adapted for holding or keeping a cooling medium or fluid therein, an electronic power converter and a set of cables coming out of said at least one thermoelectric element and connected to said at least one electrical load via the power converter, wherein a protection means comprises an audible and/or visible indicator for reminding a user to regulate the temperature on the hot side, and wherein said indicator is adapted to indicate optimum heat for best charge rate, fuel economy and charging status.

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