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UltraLite XC Generator with Exchangeable Lithium-Ion Battery (Canceled)

The latest in a line of ultra-portable generators, the Grengine™ UltraLite XC features a one-of-a-kind exchangeable battery system.

UltraLite XC Generator with Exchangeable Lithium-Ion Battery (Canceled)

The latest in a line of ultra-portable generators, the Grengine™ UltraLite XC features a one-of-a-kind exchangeable battery system.

pledged of CA$ 20,000pledged of CA$ 20,000 goal
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 15 2017
Last updated June 15, 2017

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Production Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

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About

Meet the Grengine™ UltraLite XC

A disruptive new player in portable power, the Grengine UltraLite XC generator is leading the way in compact lithium-ion technology. In the past, gas generators meant bothersome noise, harmful exhaust and packing extra fuel into limited cargo space. Battery generators are an attractive alternative, but when they run out, you’re looking at hours and hours of recharge time. Until now.

Enter the Grengine™…

The world's first, and only, solar generator with an exchangeable battery system.

UltraLite Prototype Version 1 & GRENGINE™ 1000 Prototype
UltraLite Prototype Version 1 & GRENGINE™ 1000 Prototype

The completely silent, no-fumes, no-fuss UltraLite XC weighs in at an ultra-portable 13 pounds and features an exchangeable battery. This patented feature allows you to swap-in a freshly charged battery while you recharge the dead one, so you can power unlimited work or play.

GRENGINE™ 1000 Prototype
GRENGINE™ 1000 Prototype

 

 

 

What Makes the UltraLite XC Different?

Power Without a Sound

The UltraLite XC is whisper quiet, which means you can power everything you need without the disruptive hum of a gas engine.

 

No Fumes, No Fuss

This environmentally friendly generator eliminates toxic gas fumes and the need for bulky, messy gas cans.  

 

Go Anywhere, Indoors or Out 

Another benefit of silent, fume- and hassle-free power? You can take the UltraLite XC with you wherever you go — off the grid or on the trail. You can even use it indoors in your home, cabin or tent!

 

Compact and Packed with Power 

The impressively small unit weighs in at 13 pounds and produces 440 watt hours of power.

 

Exchangeable Batteries

Batteries separate from the unit, so you can use one while charging a backup. Plus, when batteries reach the end of their life, they can be recycled while the body remains intact, minimizing unnecessary waste. 

 

Choose How You Charge 

VersaCharge™ engineering means you choose how to repower your batteries — at home in your wall outlet, or, on the go with your vehicle or lightweight solar panels. 

100% Efficiency for Long-Term Savings 

Charging at nearly 100% efficiency, every volt and every solar ray feeds into the UltraLite XC battery pack, optimizing energy usage.

Breaking Down the Numbers

 

How the Grengine™ UltraLite XC Works

UltraLite XC is easy to use and even easier to keep the power going with patented exchangeable batteries.

Charge

The UltraLite XC unit features VersaCharge technology, so you can charge however you choose — wall outlet, solar panel or vehicle.

Power 

Clip the battery onto the unit, press the power button, choose AC or DC power, and plug any chargeable device into the three-prong outlet, USB port or auto accessory socket.

Repeat 

When the battery runs down, swap it out with a charged backup and recharge the original. The patented exchangeable lithium-ion batteries are designed to withstand 5,000-plus charge cycles.

What Will You Power? 

Enjoy the great outdoors without losing touch, breathe easy and power your CPAP machine in temporary outages, power a home improvement project, keep a party going long into the night. The Grengine UltraLite XC powers everything you need to make it happen.

UltraLite Prototype Version 1
UltraLite Prototype Version 1

 

Comparing Gas and Battery Power 

People often ask how the power of a lithium-ion battery compares with the power of a traditional gas generator. The short answer is there’s no difference between the power generated by gas and power generated through a battery. This means, for example, the Grengine 1000 matches the power of a 1000-watt gas generator watt for watt.

 

Estimated UltraLite XC Run Times

Need to keep the power going? Simply swap out the exchangeable or stackable battery with a fully charged backup.

Where Will You Go?

Rugged, lightweight and powered by lithium-ion batteries built to withstand subzero temps, the Grengine UltraLite XC can take you anywhere — on the job or back at home, off the grid or on the beaten path, into the wild or enjoying the great indoors. 

 

The Details

Grengine UltraLite XC and Grengine 1000 Specifications

 

Production Timeline

 

Need More Power? 

As powerful as the UltraLite XC is for its size, 440 watt hours don’t always cut it for the bigger adventures, tougher jobs or longer excursions. For those, there’s the Grengine 1000 with Power Stack™ technology. This patented feature offers the same fume-free, lightweight, silent power of the lithium-ion batteries used in the UltraLite XC, with one notable exception. The Power Stack allows you to stack battery packs – each offering 1200 watt hours with a 1000-watt continuous power inverter – to increase your run time indefinitely. 

Putting Power Stack™ technology to work.
Putting Power Stack™ technology to work.

 

The Rewards

 

Behind the Power

The Grengine UltraLite XC and 1000 were developed by Growing Greener Innovations, an environmentally conscious outdoor technology company that specializes in portable power solutions. We operate under the belief that effective changes are made gradually, so we’ve made it our mission to enact these changes through meaningful and intentional steps that will ultimately lead to a more sustainable future. We deliver on this mission through innovative products that solve your everyday challenges in environmentally friendly ways.

Our Innovation Experience 

Our incredibly driven team brings to our work a combined 60 years of innovation experience spanning across some of the most groundbreaking companies and industries in the world. 

 

  

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Shipping Challenges
Although we have been shipping lithium-ion batteries without issue thus far, regulations on shipping these batteries vary and are constantly changing. We are closely monitoring these changes to stay abreast on the matter. If you have any shipping-related questions, feel free to email us at info@growinggreener.ca and we will do our best to provide you an answer.

Manufacturer/Supplier Delays
While we are highly confident in our manufacturing facility's ability to deliver, the reality is, delays can happen. After discussing production numbers with this manufacturer, we have every reason to believe the Grengine UltraLite, UltraLite XC and 1000 will ship on schedule. If any issues arise, we will let our backers know as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding timelines, please email us at info@growinggreener.ca.  

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    Solar-Charged Camping Lantern

    Long-lasting and environmentally friendly, this lantern can be charged quickly with solar power or a wall outlet. Plus, it does more than light your camping adventures; it also includes a USB port to charge your electronics.

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    UltraLite Basic with Integrated Battery

    Save 30% on the basic UltraLite lithium-ion battery generator. Weighing in at under 13 pounds, this ultra- portable generator produces 440 watt hours, powering everything from your phone to an electric drill without making a sound.

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    UltraLite XC with 2 Batteries

    Get all the silent, portable power of the UltraLite XC with an extra battery you can charge as a backup and swap-in when the other battery runs out of juice. For less than the retail cost of a unit with one battery, you’ll get double the power.

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    UltraLite XC, 2 Batteries + Solar Panel

    Save more than $400 and take full advantage of the VersaCharge technology built into the UltraLite XC. At this pledge level, in addition to getting the unit and two exchangeable batteries, you’ll receive a lightweight, folding solar panel for environmentally friendly charging on the go.

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