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      Creator RG Mich on April 16

      It would be so nice to have an update.

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      Creator Nicholas Sontag on April 12

      Im just curious about when you will ship out the 5 watt thermoelectric module. The estimated delivery was in February. Basically all I'm asking for is a update on the schedule of things. Thanks.

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      Creator Kris Barrett on April 9

      I agree with RG Mich, maybe some pictures too?

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      Creator RG Mich on April 9

      May we have an update on the PowerPot May ship date? I appreciate your marketing on Shark Tank, but would prefer an update on this project.

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      Creator David Toledo on January 30

      @Joakim Nice job on the rocket stove!! We would love to create a wood burning stove that works wonders with the PowerPot! We'll keep you posted ;)

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      Creator Joakim Bergman on January 26

      A powerpot deserves a powerstove !! ( titanium rocket stove 450g )
      http://tinyurl.com/ppx-titanium-rocket-stove

      /JB

      ( An improved powerstove next Christmas from powerpractical ? ;-)

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      Creator David Toledo on January 17

      @Galit Thanks!!! We'll be posting an update early next week with our next steps to bring the PowerPot X to all our backers!

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      Creator Galit on January 15

      Congrats on another successful campaign David! =)

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      Creator Galit on January 15

      @Joakim no problem at all, it definitely is a great deal! I'm glad your friend got the early bird! =)

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      Creator Joakim Bergman on January 15

      @Galit
      Thanks...a friend of mine got it.

      I prefer the $349 package myself...it's a very nice deal !!

      /JB

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      Creator Galit on January 15

      I just updated my pledge to the $349 package .... an Early Bird PowerPot XL is now up for grabs if anyone wants it. =)

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      Creator Morten B√łgeskov on January 15

      Would you consider making diy sets, consisting of 1 or 4 thermoelectric modules and a 5v regulator, to harvest residual heat energy from other appliances?
      Yours
      Bogeskov

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      Creator rod on January 14

      Are you buying the 5 watt thermoelectric generator or are you making them?
      If buying, what is the source?
      If making, when can we buy more (since kickstarter rules limit us to quantity of one per pledge)?
      Thanks

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      Creator Cuzman on January 13

      What happened to the stretch goals that were supposed to be announced after 1/1/14?

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      Creator james steele on January 12

      heh funny thing i just bought the powerpot off amazon all of 2 days ago. and just now found a bigger size. i got a solsource parabolic cooker. and waiting for the rain to stop to run it with the power pot. but i think the xl will work much better. what do you think of this set up? could anodizing it black help?

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      Creator Joakim Bergman on January 11

      @Daniel Weigh
      http://youtu.be/iZjR0uJcqaU
      http://www.thepowerpot.com/power-pot-faq

      Personally I'm convinced by the fact that powerpractical always demo with a gas burner ! I have had no problems with my PPV or beta PPX...add to that life time warranty.....

      /JB

      But, the technical aspect is interesting, my guess is that PPX and PPXL has bigger cooling surface and volume than PPV thus less stress on TEG ( and the PPV works great !! )

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      Creator Daniel Weigh on January 6

      Hi David,

      I was wondering how well (any of) the powerpot(s) would hold up over an open fire ....
      What sort of precautions would you need to take .

      Thanks.

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      Creator Joakim Bergman on December 30

      Tip of the day,

      DIY multi purpose "simple stupid charger"
      http://tinyurl.com/ppx-simple-stupid-charger

      /JB

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      Creator Joakim Bergman on December 26

      @Cory Vogel

      Since PPX use 4x5W modules and is marked 10W Pot, my guess is 2x5W modules is connected in serial inside PPV. And the reason for that is thepowerpot team prefer to talk about the watts you could expect to receive ( which is very nice !! ). In the same way the internal resistance in a battery limits the watts you could expect to receive.

      "Jacobi's Law"
      "Maximum power is transferred when the internal resistance of the source equals the resistance of the load, when the external resistance can be varied, and the internal resistance is constant."

      /JB

      If you plan to build something pay attention to the picture inside PPX. It's very important the cold side alway has good connection to a cooler (pot). It's hard to beat PPX, my impression is that David Toledo has done an extensive job on different pots and constructions ( size,weight, performance,material )
      I would love a titanium pot..but since aluminum is a much better heat conductor the current design is probably better ....

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      Creator Cory Vogel on December 25

      Is the 5 watt module with the $19 dollar pledge the actual original power pot? We would actually receive the 5watt power pot?
      I still dont get it

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      Creator Renee Chernega on December 22

      I agree with Robert that a lid with strainer section would be awesome!!!

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      Creator Robert Blacquiere on December 14

      On the stretch goals. I'd like the option for 12V charging for DSLR camera's. Also the detachable handle sounds nice. Maybe also add a locking option for the lid for decanting with a fine mesh to prevent pasta or rice spilling.

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      Creator Hayden Heacox on December 13

      Op! Nevermind

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      Creator Hayden Heacox on December 13

      Or just the thermoelectric material?

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      Creator Hayden Heacox on December 13

      Is the 5 watt module with the $19 dollar pledge the actual original power pot? We would actually receive the 5watt power pot?
      Thanks!

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      Creator Joakim Bergman on December 11

      Just to clarify my previous post, I think it's difficult to "overheat" the pot since it is intended to work with a gas-burner and has a lifetime warranty... ( which by the way is two heavy reasons for me buying it in the first place ;-) And about power ..it's nice that 10W is what the load can expect to receive and not short circuit current multiplied with open voltage ( which is a common way to talk about output power )

      /JB

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      Creator Joakim Bergman on December 11

      @Shawn - a final thought
      If you are planning to max your PPX, do it with ice in the pot. Otherwise I think it's unwise to try to go beyond 10W. With boiling water in the pot and more than 10W out you are probably overheating the pot. I have so far just come close to 10W with my pot ( from previous kickstarter )

      The theoretical max output is 20W (4x5W) and my guess is you should interpret this as all energy delivered by the pot ( not just the energy you receive from the usb ). This means that you can only receive half of that energy when your "load circuit" (usb) has the same resistance as the internal resistance of the 4xTEG in the pot.

      more reading
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moritz_von_Jacobi
      http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp…

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      Creator David Toledo on December 10

      @Shawn Bush... Well it looks like @Joakim answerered your question perfectly. We will make sure that the PowerPot X works well with all the latest tablets on the market, including the new iPad!

      Cheers,

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      Creator Joakim Bergman on December 10

      @Shawn Bush
      My guess it's no problem, If you try to charge "new iPad" with an ordinary USB ( rated 500mA ) you will have the answer. Most usb charging devices will adapt "gracefully" to available current ...and some like apple require the charger to "identify it self" ( special circuit ) otherwise it will draw less current
      http://learn.adafruit.com/minty-boost/icharging

      The PPX is rated 10W but the max-effect seems to be 4x5W element

      In short most important for you is the cable and my guess is that "Practical Meter w/ Fast-Charge Cable" will do the trick and your Ipad will take whatever power is available from the PPX.

      If you figure out to to keep the water cooled and the fire steady and hot you may receive more than 10W ...

      /JB

      In order to take all the available power from the PPX you need to study MPPT charging...

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      Creator Shawn Bush on December 9

      I realized the new iPad is 12 watts.
      you advertising it will charge tablets
      Are you going to re look at the out put ?

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      Creator David Toledo on December 8

      @Daniel I Will take a side by side picture tomorrow and post it up for you!

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      Creator Daniel Weigh on December 8

      Could you post a picture of the XL / X side by side with the PowerPot V?

      I'm considering size, so it'd be nice to get a reference visual ...

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      Creator David Toledo on December 6

      @Matt The PowerPot needs to have some kind of liquidy substance be it water, coffee, or soup inside the Pot in order for it to work properly and avoid damaging the module. Solid foods should be cooked with just a basic pot or skillet.

      The practical meter will be built directly into the PowerPot X regulator so it will not be able to be used with Solar Panels. We do offer the practical meter as a stand alone unit on our website: http://www.practicalmeter.com

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      Creator Matt on December 6

      Quick question. If I am out camping, can I use the powerpot to cook solid foods?
      also, is the built in practical meter changeable? For instance, could I use it with my usb solar panels after using it with the powerpot?

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      Creator Galit on December 4

      Thanks David! I appreciate the thought (trying to help me save some cash), but I wanted to get another of the same size to give as a gift. If I manage to trick them into talking about pot sizes and which they prefer... then I might do that if they want the smaller one. For now though... yeah, it'll be the same size pot. =)

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      Creator David Toledo on December 4

      @Galit, I forgot to mention that you can get both size PowerPots for our $349 pledge level if that interests you.

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      Creator Galit on December 4

      Awesome, thanks David!

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      Creator David Toledo on December 4

      @Joakim Thanks for the love! We have made a few prototypes with dual 5 W connections! Redundancy is a big concern for us and will are working hard on getting this Pot as reliable as possible!

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      Creator David Toledo on December 4

      @Galit Ya feel free to add on additional PowerPots at the regular pledge amount! If you are an international backer, be sure to add addition postage for each additional PowerPot.

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      Creator Galit on December 4

      @David Toledo - I sent you a PM to ask about early birds ordering multiples? Can we add onto our pledge to receive more than one? (Of course, it would be at the regular pledge amount... ie: $175 + $199 or $175 + $189). Can we do that?

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      Creator Joakim Bergman on December 4

      Nice ! This is an awesome pot. Things start to rock at 10W ( I have one since the previous campaign..and It's GOOD STUFF !!...weight/performance build quality )

      It would be really nice if you had an option with dual 5W connections ( 2x Thermocouple J connectors )...and let the user decide serial/parallel.

      This also means redundancy in case one 5W TEG malfunctions....

      (^_^)/ JB - Sweden

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      Creator David Toledo on December 4

      @David Gaipa That is a prime example of when a PowerPot really comes in handy! Thanks for sharing your story!

      @Matt We will not be offering the stove on kickstarter this time, but we do sell it direct on our website! thepowerpot.com

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      Creator Matt on December 4

      is it possible to also receive a backpacking stove like in your last campaign?

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      Creator David Gaipa on December 3

      I used a powerpot V to keep my phone running during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Very handy. I would love one of these to be able to keep two phones or even a tablet running.

      People laughed, but I was able to use a cell phone for 3-4 days without power.

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      Creator David Erickson on December 3

      Sweet, I hope this funds as I could use a PowerPot X to charge several devices at once!

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