Thermoelectric generator battery charger and power supply

  • US 8,779,275 B2
  • Filed: 02/25/2013
  • Issued: 07/15/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/01/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A portable device for supplying power to at least one electrical load, the device comprising:

  • at least one thermoelectric element having a cold side and a hot side;

    an electronic power converter operably coupled to the cold side; and

    a container coupled to the cold side and configured to accommodate a cooling medium;

    wherein the device is configured to be manually heated and wherein the device comprises an audible or visible indicator showing the user that the heat should be regulated, wherein the audible or visible indicator is configured to indicate a charge rate of the device.

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