Candle Amplifier... another cute technology....

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by BTPost, Apr 5, 2012.


  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    The Candela Amplifier - YouTube

    Something I saw on another Site..... Very cute Idea.... and I bet it would work off a Wood Burnin, Stove Top... Similar to the EcoFan.... ...... YMMV....

    I have a call into the distributer to see what the product costs.... Looks like somewhere between $80US and $100US at the moment....
     
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

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  3. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Looks similar to a cpu heatsink. :D
     
  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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  5. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Cute

    Oil burner + LED light for a MSRP of only $149.95.

    Thanks for the link. Fun tech, but a very rich man's toy.

    Paraffin lantern with built in thermo-electric generator and fm radio. Ideal for a camping trip or outdoor event.
    Thermoelectric Generator Lantern British, 10 pounds.

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    3_3.

    Russian TGK-3 powering a radio. No - I haven't found any for sale. This exists as a few grainy photos - given that is is Russian, likely never, I have my doubts of anythng other than a mock up for a propaganda pics.
    Photos very much like this show it "in use" in remote 1960 China,& N. Korea - again, one has to wonder...

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    3_6.
    AA Kelk radio set. Designed for Japanese market it was sold as an earthquake radio.
    Still trying to find one for sale, these were mass produced, but worked...barely.
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    For a short periods of time, an American company offered a Dietz lantern with e TEG powering a small radio set was offered, and seems to have disappeared.

    Guess I'll just have to store a few more batteries....
     
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  6. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    2Cool ;)

    Thermocoupling power to an LED.

    We run 4 EcoFan's & replace motors every 2 years or so. I bought a bunch of Chinese replacements to keep them going.

    Sloth
     
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  7. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    We keep candle mounts with three mirrors behind them. Produces a surprising amount of light. Do like the chickens and go to bed early to save resources. Cuts down on someone seeing where you are. A lighted window is an invitation for trouble.
     
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  8. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Yep, believe you're right. I have a couple from past builds that I think I'll give a shot .Wouldn't make any difference whether passive or active. Remove the fan from an active one probably work but maybe not quiet as well.Gotta see.
     
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