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An innovative portable generator that turns heat into electricity. Now with 10 Watts of power at your fingertips... all while you cook!
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David Toledo

456 backers pledged $73,818 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Frederick Ebert 6 days ago

      I ordered 2 pots but only got 1 cable. Is that correct?

    2. Creator Colin Chapman on March 19

      Just received the unit. Fantastic. Worth the wait. Champions.

    3. Creator David Toledo on February 12

      @Carsten We are about to send out a shipping address confirmation form! We'll be shipping out the 10 Watt regulators mid-march.

    4. Creator Carsten Andersen on January 31

      Any news?

    5. Creator David Toledo on November 25

      @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.

    6. Creator jb on November 20

      ??

    7. Creator jb on November 11

      Any news ? .....

    8. Creator Power Practical on September 19, 2014

      @RG we will be sending out an update on the progress of the 10W regulator next week!

    9. Creator RG Mich on September 11, 2014

      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.

    10. Creator Daniel MacEnchroe on August 28, 2014

      Got my XL yesterday. Looks great and worked great during a quick testing on stove. Any word on estimated dates for the 10W regulators?

    11. Creator Stephen Hoar on August 26, 2014

      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 . . . . .

    12. Creator Birger on August 21, 2014

      I have received mine

      (^_^)/ Peru

    13. Creator David on August 19, 2014

      Package just got delivered, look forward to trying it out, and more so when the new regulator finishes & arrives. Thanks!

    14. Creator Stephen Hoar on August 15, 2014

      No delivery yet to here, either - I contacted David direct with correct address.

    15. Creator Alan Dawson on August 14, 2014

      Just an FYI that I have not received my shipment. Thanks.

    16. Creator Hoby on August 8, 2014

      Hi there,
      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?

    17. Creator Kathleen Draper on July 29, 2014

      I LOVE my new PowerPotX. I blogged about my first use and included pictures. THANKS! http://fingerlakesbiochar.com/triple-win/

    18. Creator Stephen Hoar on July 25, 2014

      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?

    19. Creator Daniel MacEnchroe on July 25, 2014

      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!

    20. Creator jb on July 16, 2014

      Some inspiration for those who plan to tinker with their PPX.....
      http://hackaday.io/project/1936-Multicharger

    21. Creator Marc S. on June 19, 2014

      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 !

      Kindest regards,

    22. Creator Power Practical on June 16, 2014

      @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.

    23. Creator Kris Barrett on May 28, 2014

      Please update?

    24. Creator RG Mich on May 26, 2014

      "We are still on time to fulfill in May!" Is this statement still true?

    25. Creator Matthew Lozano on May 22, 2014

      Just got the 5W thermoelectric module, thanks guys at powerpot. :)

    26. Creator Don Quach on May 20, 2014

      Any updates?

    27. Creator RG Mich on April 16, 2014

      It would be so nice to have an update.

    28. Creator Nicholas Sontag on April 12, 2014

      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.

    29. Creator Kris Barrett on April 9, 2014

      I agree with RG Mich, maybe some pictures too?

    30. Creator RG Mich on April 9, 2014

      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.

    31. Creator David Toledo on January 30, 2014

      @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 ;)

    32. Creator jb on January 26, 2014

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

      /JB

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

    33. Creator David Toledo on January 17, 2014

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

    34. Creator Galit on January 15, 2014

      Congrats on another successful campaign David! =)

    35. Creator Galit on January 15, 2014

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

    36. Creator jb on January 15, 2014

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

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

      /JB

    37. Creator Galit on January 15, 2014

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

    38. Creator Morten Bøgeskov on January 15, 2014

      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

    39. Creator rod on January 14, 2014

      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

    40. Creator Cuzman on January 13, 2014

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

    41. Creator james steele on January 12, 2014

      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?

    42. Creator jb on January 11, 2014

      @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 !! )

    43. Creator Daniel Weigh on January 6, 2014

      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.

    44. Creator jb on December 30, 2013

      Tip of the day,

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

      /JB

    45. Creator jb on December 26, 2013

      @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 ....

    46. Creator Cory Vogel on December 25, 2013

      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

    47. Creator Renee on December 22, 2013

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

    48. Creator Robert Blacquiere on December 14, 2013

      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.

    49. Creator Hayden Heacox on December 13, 2013

      Op! Nevermind

    50. Creator Hayden Heacox on December 13, 2013

      Or just the thermoelectric material?

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