New device to convert water pressure into energy

By on March 24th, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 0:31

hidroHundreds of gallons of water are used daily in an urban home. No matter you use it for washing, cleaning, gardening or simply for a relaxing shower, eventually most of that water goes down the drain. The inventor Jin Woohan came up with an ingenious idea to power your gadgets with nothing other than water flowing though the taps.

Jin has developed a device which he calls the Mini Hydro Turbine that uses water pressure to power a turbine that generates enough energy for charging a mobile phone or any other portable gadget. The electricity generated can either be used directly by connecting the turbine to a wall outlet or can be used to charge batteries for future use. Thus the user of such a device can make shower and at the same time to charge his phone.


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3 Responses to “New device to convert water pressure into energy”

  1. Peter says:

    September 29th, 2009 at 2:00 am

    That isn’t really that smart. This device will reduce end user water pressure and encourage people to use more precious water. The drop in pressure would mean people would take longer showers, dishwashers and washing machines would take longer cycles, gardens would be less effectively watered, some pressure based devices would fail to even operate correctly.

    The amount of energy derived from mains pressure is trivial anyway.

  2. Fil Tribble says:

    April 5th, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Unless they put it on the wastewater side.  But would this generator get gunked up and stop up my sink?

  3. Tim says:

    October 27th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Hey, thats great, how much power does it generate exactly? (obviously enough for a 5v charger) but what is the maximum power you could get out of one turbine?



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