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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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About this project

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAVERICK KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN HAS ENDED EARLY. We are fully committed to making sure all the backers and supporters are happy with the finished product, and we need a bit more time to clear up a technical issue. Keep an eye out for a re-launch of the campaign soon.

The Maverick builds off the technical and sales success of the Forty2, but makes is more accessible to more people. By making a more compact version, the Maverick can be stored in your car when traveling in bad weather, taken to your picnic to keep food (and you) cool, or camping for some sanity with the kids. 

But that is just scratching the surface. This device will provide power for families in rural Haiti, a farmer in Tanzania, and a traveling doctor in Ghana. This technology is life altering, and you are making it possible for people who don't have many options. 

Funds raised from this campaign will go towards things that may not sound exciting - tooling, beta manufacturing runs, packaging design, etc. - but the reality is that without your help, the Maverick stays on the prototype shelf, and many of the poorest people on the planet remain in the dark. 

 WHAT CAN YOU RUN WITH A MAVERICK?

  • iphone: 34 hours
  • Galaxy S8: 36 hours
  • GoPro camera: 34 hours
  • GPS unit: 23 hours
  • Fan: 21 hours
  • Surface Pro: 19 hours
  • Tablet: 21 hours
  • Laptop: 10 hours
  • Video game console: 11 hours
  • Portable speakers: 16 hours
  • LED TV: 4 hours
  • Dorm fridge: 3 hours
  • Power drill: 1 hour
  • Large Appliances: Need a Forty2
  • Large Power Tools: Need a Forty2
  • Home Back-up Power: Need a Forty2

Risks and challenges

Risk - can't complete design. Peppermint has partnered with a major electronics to complete design.

Risk - slow shipping of products. Since we are raising funding to complete the design - not start it - we think all orders will ship within 6-8 weeks of completion of the project.

Risk - changes to look/specs. The final product may look different (better), and some of the specs may move a little on the way to final products. But none of if will be detrimental. In fact, if enough money is raised, we may add features!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Storage Starter

    Bring an extra charge with you on the go. Get one of our Cell5.0 mobile power packs for 50% off.

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    • Cell 5.0 by Peppermint Energy
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    Solar Starter

    Don’t let your phone or mobile device run out. Get one of our Milo12 solar chargers for 30% off.

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    • Milo12 Solar Charger by Peppermint Energy
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    Solar Charging Combo

    Power your mobile device day or night. Got a combo pack of a Milo12 & a Cell5.0 for less than the MSRP of just the Milo12.

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    • Milo12 Solar Charger by Peppermint Energy
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    Solar Charger Like You Mean It

    Twice the charging power of the Milo12, get our popular Milo24 for $30 below MSRP.

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    First Run Maverick - $150 OFF

    Hey, this whole campaign is about the Maverick. You know why you want one. But if you pre-order, you get it at $150 off or MSRP.

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    First Run Maverick

    Be the first to show up - anywhere - with your own portable solar generator. And help families around the globe at the same time.

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    Seeing Double Mavericks

    Get 2 Mavericks for with an additional $50 off.

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    Pledge $1,999 or more About $1,999

    Maverick & Forty2 Pro+ Combo

    Get a Maverick ($649) and a Forty2 Pro+ ($2799) combo and save $1,449!

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    • Maverick Portable Solar Generator by Peppermint Energy
    • Forty2 Pro+ by Peppermint Energy
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    Pledge $2,698 or more About $2,698

    Maverick & Forty2 Max Combo

    Get a Maverick ($649) and a Forty2 Max ($3799) combo and save $1,750!

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Funding period

- (27 days)