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Collapsible, portable, light-weight wind turbines that go where you go. Great for hiking, camping and more! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on June 7, 2014.

Collapsible, portable, light-weight wind turbines that go where you go. Great for hiking, camping and more!

About this project

The WindPax wind turbine is Collapsible, Durable, Portable, Light-Weight, Adaptable, Affordable. The six criteria that we felt must be met to create game-changing eco-friendly power sources. WindPax meets all of these with features that will provide you with a long-lasting tool for power and light in a multitude of situations and destinations.

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"Considering all the cool features that the system has, it will definitely give you a good run for your money if you decide to invest in it." - The Green Optimistic 

 "...Windpax, a collapsible, portable wind turbine system designed to not take up too much space in a backpack." - Gizmag 

"I would love to see the project succeed and have small scale wind power production be as commonplace as wall chargers." - Engineering.com

"...it has features I haven't seen in similar devices, especially its adaptability to different scenarios." - Treehugger

We LOVE the outdoors, camping, hiking, climbing, everything, but we also love our technology. For most people, staying connected with family and friends is important on outdoor adventures for day to day events and emergencies. However, we weren't always near a car charger or other power source. We stopped and looked and not much existed that was ideal for our use, so we set out to create an on-the-go power source for campers. What we ended up creating was a power station that could be used universally by anyone all over the world.

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The vertical turbine, that we created, is a small scale wind turbine designed specifically for these applications. Our wind turbine “cups” the air using three collapsible fins to spin the turbine and create power using an internal generator.

There is a removable internal battery stick with USB & Mini-USB hookups that easily attaches by sliding it into the turbine shaft. Your devices can be charged straight from the turbine, or you can charge the internal battery and power your devices on the go.

Our wind turbines easily telescope out, can be set up in under 2 minutes, and can generate power on the smallest of breezes 24 hours a day. For safety, our fins are made of flexible plastic that won’t injure someone not looking as they walk by. Also, the fins have a break-away feature that allows them to transition to a flat surface in the event that you encounter dangerously high winds (This keeps your wind turbine from “flying” away).

Check out our image gallery here!

http://windpax.com/outdoor-recreation-power-supply/#jp-carousel-421

All of our WindPax Turbines are fully collapsible and our Wisp model will fit neatly in your hiking pack.

The battery has an LED integrated into it and can act as a flashlight when unplugged or you can use the entire WindPax Turbine as a camp lantern by flipping on the LED and keeping the battery stick installed.

 All WindPax are designed to meet IPX-6 ratings for water and level 5 for dust protection.  They can certainly take on rainy days, snow, etc. 

This is the most compact WindPax turbine, designed to fit neatly in a pack to take with you on the go. Weighs less than 4 pounds.

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This model is great for long stays at a remote cabin or campground. Weighs under 9 pounds and includes a 12V port as well as the USB connectors.

Image Gallery: http://windpax.com/products/the-breeze/#jp-carousel-274

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A great addition to the WindPax system. A dual swivel-head, clamp-on LED system with a 3 foot USB cord. A great way to light up the night!

Sticker - Bumper Sticker with the WindPax logo

T-Shirt - White Cotton Tee with WindPax Logo

Battery Sticks - Specific to the different WindPax models

Both WindPax models have an option of Hunter Green or Sky Blue.

Risks and challenges

We have already built our prototypes and done extensive testing in the wind tunnels at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. The WindPax technology is patent pending. We are fully ready to move into production and look to get WindPax into your hands as soon as possible.

As with all manufactured goods, there is a possibility of delays in the production process. However, we have factored in enough buffer room with our deadline that it should not become an issue. We believe in proper communication, and we will keep everyone updated throughout the entire process.

We have secured a top notch manufacturer that comes highly recommended from multiple contacts in the industry. We have also procured a pack & ship partner that will expedite the fulfillment process. We look to have all orders in our backer’s hands by September 1st, 2014!

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FAQ

  • Provided under each WindPax model are the tested and verified power curves for both the wisp and the breeze. We are giving you data based on common wind speeds of 3-12 m/s. However, most commercial wind turbines are rated at a standard wind speed value of 12 m/s. (This is roughly 26 MPH). This allows the consumer to compare wind turbine power output to one another. Our power output is 25W at 12 m/s for the Wisp and 100W at 12 m/s for the Breeze.

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    1 Clamp LED Light. Great to use with or without a WindPax. Our dual-head LED Clamp-On Light has a 3-foot USB cord.

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    1 Cotton T-Shirt with the WindPax logo. Arm the T-Shirt Cannon!

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    1 WISP WindPax wind turbine in Hunter Green or Sky Blue, 1 Clamp-On LED Light, and 1 WindPax Bumper Sticker.

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    WISP w/ Extra Battery Stick!!! 1 WISP WindPax wind turbine in Hunter Green or Sky Blue, 1 extra LED Battery Stick, 1 Clamp-On LED Light, and 1 WindPax Bumper Sticker.

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    Early Bird - BREEZE!!! 1 BREEZE WindPax wind turbine in Hunter Green or Sky Blue, 1 WindPax T-Shirt, and 1 WindPax Bumper Sticker.

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    1 BREEZE WindPax wind turbine in Hunter Green or Sky Blue, 1 WindPax T-Shirt, and 1 WindPax Bumper Sticker.

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    Breeze w/ Extra Battery Stick!!! 1 Breeze WindPax wind turbine in Hunter Green or Sky Blue, 1 extra LED Battery Stick, 1 Clamp-On LED Light, 1 WindPax T-Shirt, and 1 WindPax Bumper Sticker.

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    MEGA-KIT!!!
    1 WISP WindPax Turbine,
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    2 Clamp On LED Lights (One for each),
    1 WISP Battery Stick,
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    1 WindPax T-Shirt,
    1 WindPax Bumper Sticker

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    Innovator!!!! Get Everything in the MEGA-KIT, PLUS get to test out and provide comments and recommendations on all WindPax accessories for the next 2 years (Ending 12/2016). A great way to get all of the new accessories before anyone else!

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Funding period

- (40 days)