About this project
MagnoPlug (Pat. Pending) is the intuitive evolution of the standard power plug – smoothly snaps in place to deliver power and disconnects without effort, turning off immediately.
No more struggling in the winter to plug in your block-heater, no more damage if you pull away without unplugging.
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How does it work?
Take a look below.
The same magnet that attaches the male and female components of the plug together also triggers the MagnoPlug circuit into the power-on position. When the components connect, power flow is initiated by an internal switching mechanism. There are no external moving parts except the protective flap. The components have no friction fitting prongs or openings of any kind where dirt and ice can accumulate
How Do I Install It?
It's super easy to install the MagnoPlug! Just watch the video below.
How Can I Get One?
By pledging to one of our reward tiers below, you'll be helping bring MagnoPlug to full production and availability. If you decide to pledge for a MagnoPlug, you'll be getting it first and below market price.
Under the Hood...
From the beginning, the MagnoPlug has been designed to take a beating. Check out this picture of the main circuit working perfectly at nearly 80 below zero (Celsius)!
The male and female plug electrical contacts are arranged symmetrically and the two components only fit together in one way. This complementary fit allows for intuitive connection without a glance. When the components detach from each other, the system immediately turns off making the plug completely safe to the touch.
The male and female components attach with just enough force to get a solid electrical connection, but they detach easily when a pulling force of 3.5lbs+ is applied. This eliminates any potential damage to any of the plug components or the vehicle.
Since 2011, we've spent countless hours in R&D to crank out the most robust and safety conscious design possible. We’ve developed a system that’s vastly more convenient than the standard plug, but also safer. The MagnoPlug circuit works on 120V +/- 20V with currents up to 15A and both 50Hz and 60Hz systems. For distribution outside of North America, we are working on a minor modification for 220V operation.
Future Residential and Industrial Versions...
While the current embodiment of the MagnoPlug is designed specifically to replace the extension cords used with block-heaters, many residential and industrial safety hazards can be resolved with the MagnoPlug. Because its coupling force is low (3.5 lbs) and temperature independent, tripping hazards are significantly reduced with the MagnoPlug in comparison to traditional 3-pronged plugs.
We're also setting our sights on residential applications. We know that in the home there are certain devices, appliances, tight corners or hard to reach places where having a MagnoPlug snap into place is far safer and more convenient than the current alternative. That's why a down-scaled version of the MagnoPlug for residential use is one of our top development objectives, pending a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Scheduling and planning
Here's a snapshot of where we're headed with your help and support.
Why We Need You...
Plans are good, but without sufficient capital all progress stops. We need your help to:
- Complete regulatory certification (UL and ULc)
- Create molds for plastic injection molding
- Secure first production run costs
We’re committed to seeing MagnoPlug through to production, and we’ve proven our determination throughout its development. When we discovered that patenting through a law firm costs thousands, we learned to do it ourselves. When we realized the level of CAD and manufacturing skills required to interface with manufacturers, we enrolled in courses and became proficient in these areas. When we hit major snags, we found the resources to get back on track and somehow keep pushing forward.
Now we need your help. By backing us, you’ll give us the boost we need to bring MagnoPlug to its full potential, and you’ll receive your own official MagnoPlug months before its first market release.
Risks and challenges
We're a dedicated and tenaciously resourceful team, but some factors are beyond our control. Our multiple design revisions and prototype stages have taken into consideration the relevant safety standards for a product of this nature. But since nothing exactly like the MagnoPlug exists, a comprehensive review and certification process must be completed by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) before production and final sale of the product. With the help of our investors, we've already started the first steps of this process but attaining full certification depends partly on the success of our Kickstarter campaign. Chances are excellent that MagnoPlug will be approved and certified by UL. However, some adjustments may be recommended through the preliminary review of UL and this could result in production delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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