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Post in 'The Green Room' started by MishMouse, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. MishMouse

    MishMouse Minister of Fire

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    Seen this as an that popped up while viewing this forum.

    http://www.stovelite.com/

    It is a light that is powered by a wood stove.
    According to their site, the pro version of this product has a USB charging port, which would come in handy in case of an emergency.

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  3. MishMouse

    MishMouse Minister of Fire

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    That is good that this isn't a scam. I will have to keep an eye on this one, already own a eco fan based on this same technology. It is good to see that this technology is progressing. Currently using the eco fan as a way to tell how hot the stove is without having to check the thermometer.
    In the past I have seen something similar in a rocket stove that offered USB power from heat. Will be interesting to see how this progresses.
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    Interesting product idea... I'm trying to imagine if/when I'd want to have a light on my stove.

    I wonder how that "pro" version insulates the rechargeable batteries from the stove heat. From my (albeit limited) understanding of battery technology, they really don't like being hot. Even with the mentioned internal fan I have to assume anything put on the stove is likely to get to 400-500*f through and through after a day or so.
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    I assuming that is the reason why they sell a Trivet as an accessory.
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    I missed that. Guess that could help, but then it would seem to reduce heat needed to generate the power to recharge the battery and/or create light.

    Perhaps a design with the thermoelectric generator and fan sit on the stove (like the Eco Fan, but a bit different) and a wire connecting that to the remote light/battery would work. Just add wireless power transfer and you won't even need the wire :)
  7. MishMouse

    MishMouse Minister of Fire

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    Just found this in the Q&A section:

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    Sounds like a reasonable design. I didn't realize there were batteries rated for higher temperatures, but that would seem to make sense too - lots of industrial applications that must need such things.

    Have to keep an eye on this company, could be some more fun "toys" coming out of them if they are successful eh?
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    I saw the ad and clicked to find the price. Are you kidding me?????? !!!!!!!!!

    I can buy a solar charged light for 1/10 of the price. Just does not make sense to me.
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    Not excited about at unit with a battery that lives on my stove....sorry. I'd take a remote unit with a cable that makes electricity, and maybe a USB socket on the far end of the cable....

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