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How to use a candle to charge a cell phone? Very simple - for this you can assemble a simple thermal power plant from just a few very affordable elements.
This thing is pretty cool, you can take it with you on a camping trip or go fishing and in any situation be able to charge a mobile device, whether it's a phone or tablet.
Unlike Power Bank, this generator has no restrictions and can work continuously. As a heat source, you can use not only a candle, but also chips of firewood or paper.
DIY do-it-yourself thermal power plant

DIY do-it-yourself thermal power plant

DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

Thermal Power Station Details


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DIY heat generator manufacturing


The first thing to do is find a tin can. Cut off the bottom and drill multiple small holes along the entire lateral surface. Large openings should not be done, otherwise in windy weather the fire will go out from a strong wind.
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

Then, with scissors for metal, we cut out a window for a candle at the bottom of the can.
DIY do-it-yourself thermal power plant

DIY do-it-yourself thermal power plant

Be sure to clean the sharp edges with a file or file after the cuts.
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

Here is the heart of the heat generator - the Peltier element. It will generate current when the temperature difference of its surfaces. That is, we will heat one side with a candle, and the other we will cool with a radiator from the computer.
the Peltier element

To ensure reliable heat transfer to the Peltier element, we apply heat-conducting ointment on its sides.
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

We smear one side with a thin layer.
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

We attach to the bank.
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

Smear the second side
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

So that during the period of operation the wires do not float on a hot jar, it is necessary to wear fiberglass sections of the tube - cambric.
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

And already on top we install a radiator from the computer processor. There will be no cooler from the top, everything will cool naturally. Especially in nature, a little breeze will do its job.
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

The Peltier element does not produce a large voltage, about a volt, but on the other hand, the current strength is sufficient for our purposes. Therefore, in order to exchange the values ​​for the ones we need, we will use a boost converter, which will increase and stabilize the output voltage to 5 V.
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

Solder the output of the element to the input of the converter.
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

At the output of the converter there is already a USB socket for connection, so you do not need to solder anything else.

Heat Generator Test


We light a candle.
DIY do-it-yourself heat generator

We insert into our reactor)).
Heat Generator Test

We are trying to charge a mobile phone. After a few seconds, the voltage reached a level.
Heat Generator Test

Heat Generator Test

And the charging of the phone has begun.
Heat Generator Test

A thermal power plant does an excellent job of generating electricity.
Heat generator

If desired, you can add a fan by connecting it to the output of the converter. Five volts is enough to spin and a twelve volt cooler.
For reliability, a jar with a radiator can be fastened together with a thin wire or with thin long bolts, having previously drilled holes there and there.

Conclusion


Here we often turn off the lights at home. And when this happens, I take out a heat generator.He gives electricity and light from a candle, killing two birds with one stone. Well, if there is not enough light, you can also connect a mini LED lamp to USB. The good news is that this device is always ready for use, and therefore there can be no unexpected troubles.

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Comments (4)
  1. Guest Oleg
    #1 Guest Oleg Guests April 7, 2018 11:42
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    An interesting article, just, but you’ll never guess
  2. gvsp
    #2 gvsp Guests April 28, 2018 14:54
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    Interestingly, if you cross a kerosene lamp, a lash element and LEDs. Will it come out to get a good light output?
  3. Socket g2
    #3 Socket g2 Guests 12 august 2018 16:26
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    They asked about a kerosene lamp, in 41-45 there were walkie-talkies that worked from a kerosene lamp, they put it on
  4. Guest Sergey
    #4 Guest Sergey Guests December 7, 2018 21:19
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    Cool. It’s cool, on the hike, you need to think about screwing such a thing to the dishes or to the burner - and for happiness - I drank some tea and the device charged! To the author - respect.

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