M2E Power to Launch Battery Charger Juiced by Kinetic Energy

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 5, 2008 10:32 AM EDT
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Imagine being able to charge cell phones just by shaking them....Basically, M2E makes use of the Faraday principle which states that a "moving magnet could induce an electrical current in a wire coil," to quote what's written in the M2E web site. The charger has a chamber equipped with a wire coil. Now, when the charger is moved, a magnet moves through the coil creating the energy. M2E, however, tweaked the technology so that even "subtle micro-motions" are translated into energy.

[I found this through Groklaw and after reading it I am left asking the same question PJ did; "Could this work for the OLPC XO, so kids don't have to rely on electricity to recharge batteries?" - Scott]

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