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Foot Powered Generator from Freeplay Energy

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October 3rd, 2006 - View Comments

Foot GeneratorFreeplay Energy has released a human-powered electricity generator for commercial sale. Power is generated by pushing up and down with your foot on a step-action treadle. The FreeCharge can be re-charged by any 110v to 240v wall sockets and power input from other sources such as solar and wind. FreeCharge uses a lead acid gel battery which has enough power to jump-start vehicles, boats and many other electric appliances and gadgets. The unit comes with a 7Ah sealed lead acid battery, charge indicator, 3V-12V variable DC output adapter, jumper cables and a 12V cigaretter lighter adapter.

Freeplay Energy’s line of self-sufficient power products.

The green-conscious manufacturer creates gadgets powered by solar, rechargeable and wind-up energy. The net result is guilt-free consumer power consumption and bottom line profit for a company with a noble mandate.

The newly released Weza Portable Energy Source is a foot-powered device that allows individuals to pump out power at a 40-watt clip to charge its own internal battery, which is capable of providing a powerful jolt to car batteries and AC and DC devices. An LED display bar gauges battery and input effort levels, while individuals too lazy to pump can benefit from the device’s ability to work with a wind turbine. Still, part of the fun here is the foot-pumping workout.

And, while it might feel stupid doing such at the side of the road when your car runs out of juice, it beats waiting for roadside assistance.

$270 U.S.; visit www.freeplayenergy.com

What do you think?

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  • RICHARD WALKER

    I have a new deign idea for an electricity generator that could possibly be used in electric cars and i would like to know if you know of any electrical engineers or organizations who would be interested in checking it out to see if it would work or not. Could you give me any email addresses to contact? Thanks

  • fourteenmilecreek

    I have been State Licensed in Washington State, Oregon, Montana, and Oklahoma for a number of years,I also worked as Chief Electrician for Clean America Corporation and Electrical Field Supervisor for Boeing at Algona Pacific, Washington, as well as Construction Trades Supervisor at Jess Dunn and Eddie Warrior State Corections and Building/Maintenance Supervisor at a number of State facilities over the years and would be interested in hearing about your design. fourteenmilecreek@yahoo.com

  • Dean Eidem

    just a quick question can the foot powered generator run a house hold vaccum ? and if so for how long.

  • Medaphor

    Great ideas man, if you ever need some extra ideas, I’ve been toying around with EMG. I’ve found it really has some serious juice, but my design leaves much to be desired since my resources are extremely limited… Magnetic generators is the next step in free and safe energy sources….

  • steve keyser

    How many and how long could this run small AC appliances?

  • Joan

    Maybe my husband could get used to my shaking foot syndrome if I could charge some of his batteries with this device.

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