The Candle Charger by Stower is the first indoor energy plant for smartphones. Candle + water = essential USB power for your home in the course of grid failures and power shutdowns
The Candle Charger is a safe, mini power plant that delivers on-demand electricity when the grid can not. It’s energy we regulate, wherever we want it – inside your home or out, day or night, power grid or no grid.
Indoor charging anytime
When electrical power failures hit, staying connected with family, friends, and emergency services is critical. But wait, how to keep charged? – Battery packs store power – they do not make it – We love solar, but it doesn’t work at nights or indoors – Hand cranks generate small power. 10 hours cranking to charge a mobile phone? That’s tough. We want a efficient solution, and the Candle Charger is the very first indoor electrical generator created to charge smartphones and keep them charged.
Candle Charger by Stower Review
The set up is straightforward – take out candle, unroll cord, straighten pot handle and take out pot from base, place candle into base, pot on top of frame, add water and light candle. You’ve got power in less than 1 minute. The rate of charge for an iPhone 6 is about 2.5 minutes for every 1%. This charging level was for a phone at 20% charge.
if you reside in an metropolitan area and want to be able to produce your own power, indoors, this is a great product. Models like the BioLite operate on the same essense but via a diverse methods. The BioLite is not meant to be used inside your home because of the fire source it utilizes. The Stower Candle Charger is meant to be used indoors because it uses smoke free fuel sources – such as candles or alcohol gels.
If you are going to clean water for drinking you need to bring it to a cook and hold it there – that means your fire source should be something sturdy enough to get the waters boiling. You can boil about 1L per hour of water which is a pretty slow way to purifiy water – so I wouldn’t have that as my major purification technique, but if that is all you have got it will be better than nothing.
I observed it worked best to connect a power bank or usb battery to the charger and charge that, then charge my phone just like you would with a solar charger. In part since I just want to keep my phone away from hot water and flame because of accidents.
This is a superb item to put with your current emergency kit to make you a bit more self-reliant.