The portable wind turbine generates energy to power your devices
Danish startup KiteX has created a new portable wind turbine that is lighter, more powerful and easier to use than any other wind system on the market – the Wind catcher.
The mini wind generator Weighs only 22 pounds (10 kg) and can output up to 600W.
There are a number of reasons that make this contraption a great tool to use when traveling off-grid or outdoors, yet need to access the “real world”. For example, it is easily transportable and sets up in just 15 minutes, it can recharge electric bicycles, electronic devices, household appliances thanks to back-up batteries, it works day and night even if the winds are blowing only at 8 mph (12.8 km / h).
In addition, it is ecological because it is made from recycled plastics and produces clean renewable energy, and it is compatible with a number of different portable generators such as Jackery, Goal Zero, etc.
You might be wondering if the peace and quiet you’ve been out in nature for isn’t disturbed by a spinning wind turbine above your head. Don’t worry, the designers of the Wind Catcher made sure it only emits a soft sound, and if you choose to place it about 20 yards away, you won’t hear a thing.
So what does the use of this portable wind turbine mean in practice? The developers explain that your laptop can be charged at a wind speed of about nine mph (four meters per second).
The Wind Catcher is available in various shapes and sizes, with the larger version providing a wind speed of 600W at 18 mph (eight meters per second). And it’s all wrapped in 6.5-foot (two-meter) water-resistant and weather-resistant rods. The largest Wind Catcher reaches up to 13 feet (four meters) high.
This portable mini wind turbine seems like a lot of oomph, and it seems like a great option to have on hand for outdoor travel when you need power but can’t afford to carry a weight generator.
According to Geeky Gadgets, during its early pledges, the Wind Catcher was available for around $ 1,046. The startup is still in its early stages, as it’s still on a pledge campaign, but if all goes according to plan, we can expect to see the first Wind Catchers start shipping in December.
The wind turbine looks great, appears to be easy to use, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg – so it would be interesting to see them used over time.