Back in late May, I shared some information about the Medis 24 x 7 PowerPack, a fuel cell that charge a variety of electronic devices through the use of interchangeable tips. Last night I noticed an story on CNET’s Crave (“the gadget blog”) about a new application for the cell. It described an LED flashlight with an adapter to plug into a PowerPack that can operate for as long as six weeks on a single fuel cell.
For those of you who wonder how to keep your iPhone or iTouch operating when not close to a wall plug, the company recommends using the 2 watt power management cable. Wait a minute – 2 watts – that sounds like it might work for a device like the Cherry Pal that Michelle Bennett wrote about yesterday. Wonder how long it would work in that kind of service? Hmmm.
Disclosure: I have been following Medis for several years and own stock in the company. A long time ago, I worked as the General Manager in a small factory making simple plastic products. The virtual Medis factory tour in their facility in Galway, Ireland fascinates me.
Photo credit – Medis Technologies
Medis 24/7 fuel cell powered flashlight and charger kit on Ecofriend.org
I love and respect our common environment, but I have a fatal flaw in the eyes of many Environmentalists - I am a huge fan of atomic energy. Reduce, reuse and recycle have been watchwords for me since my father taught me that raising rabbits is a great way to turn kitchen scraps into fertilizer for backyard fruit trees and vegetable gardens. We built a compost heap together in about 1967, when I was 8 and when Earth Day was a mere gleam in some people's eye. During my professional career, I have served in several assignments on nuclear submarines including a 40 month tour as the Engineer Officer of the USS Von Steuben. In 1994, I was awared US patent number 5309592 for the control system for a closed cycle gas turbine. I founded Adams Atomic Engines, Inc. in 1993, started Atomic Insights in 1995 and began producing the Atomic Show Podcast in 2006. I am currently an active duty officer (O-5) in the US Navy. I look forward to many interesting discussions.