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I ordered 2 pots but only got 1 cable. Is that correct?
Just received the unit. Fantastic. Worth the wait. Champions.
@Carsten We are about to send out a shipping address confirmation form! We'll be shipping out the 10 Watt regulators mid-march.
@Joakim, We have received preproduction samples of the Powerpot X regulator with the new power regulation circuitry. We've been tweaking the programming and running them through their paces, everything looks good so far. We'll have an update out next week after the holidays.
Any news ? .....
@RG we will be sending out an update on the progress of the 10W regulator next week!
May we have an update on the regulator? Winter is coming.
This fall we will ship the new design of the PowerPot X/XL regulators and manuals to all the customers free of charge.
Got my XL yesterday. Looks great and worked great during a quick testing on stove. Any word on estimated dates for the 10W regulators?
XL arrived this morning (England) . . . notably neat workmanship of the main seal between base & pot, nice detailing to convex part of handle-grip (toothed so handles interlock, reducing boiling spillage worries). MSR titan 2-pot set fits neatly inside, inside which in turn neatly fits woodgas stove plus vital bits. Lid a bit heavy for its single functionality. Will be out in the field in two days time w/ PowerPot and iPad . . . . .
I have received mine
Package just got delivered, look forward to trying it out, and more so when the new regulator finishes & arrives. Thanks!
No delivery yet to here, either - I contacted David direct with correct address.
Just an FYI that I have not received my shipment. Thanks.
I noticed that my powerpot was actually shipped to the wrong name, even though I had specified something different in my survey response. How can I have my address checked before the final part gets mailed out?
I LOVE my new PowerPotX. I blogged about my first use and included pictures. THANKS! http://fingerlakesbiochar.com/triple-win/
Hi . . in happy expectation of an XL, am buying a newer, funkier, woodgas stove, ideally stowed inside the XL with bubble wrap to avoid losing the nonstick . . . can you tell me the XL's interior height, with the lid closed?
Hey guys! Any status update on the shipments? I have a backpacking trip coming up mid August that would benefit from the steady power/increased liquid capacity of the XL over my old V. Cheers!
Some inspiration for those who plan to tinker with their PPX.....
Dear Power Practical,
Thank you for your update.
I read your last update again. Concerning the shipment, it was written, I quote : "we will be shipping out mid to late June", not end of July as mentioned below... just to put the record straight ;-)
Camping season has well started now and we all can't wait to receive your/our Power Pot... Thank you infinitely in advance for your efforts !
@kris @RG @Don I hope you saw our latest update! Due to delays with our manufacturing partner, we are looking at getting all the PowerPot X and XLs out by end of July. We are very sorry about the slight delay.
"We are still on time to fulfill in May!" Is this statement still true?
Just got the 5W thermoelectric module, thanks guys at powerpot. :)
It would be so nice to have an update.
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.
I agree with RG Mich, maybe some pictures too?
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.
@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 ;)
A powerpot deserves a powerstove !! ( titanium rocket stove 450g )
( An improved powerstove next Christmas from powerpractical ? ;-)
@Galit Thanks!!! We'll be posting an update early next week with our next steps to bring the PowerPot X to all our backers!
Congrats on another successful campaign David! =)
@Joakim no problem at all, it definitely is a great deal! I'm glad your friend got the early bird! =)
Thanks...a friend of mine got it.
I prefer the $349 package myself...it's a very nice deal !!
I just updated my pledge to the $349 package .... an Early Bird PowerPot XL is now up for grabs if anyone wants it. =)
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?
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)?
What happened to the stretch goals that were supposed to be announced after 1/1/14?
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?
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.....
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 !! )
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 .
Tip of the day,
DIY multi purpose "simple stupid charger"
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.
"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."
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 ....
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
I agree with Robert that a lid with strainer section would be awesome!!!
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.
Or just the thermoelectric material?