The new charger for gadgets that works through salt water and does not require connecting to electricity. It is a kind of card that with salty water, through chemical reactions, produces energy.
The Swedish start-up, MyCF created a solution to recharge gadgets without the need to access a power grid.
The JAQ charger was presented at the Consumer Electronics Fair (CES for its acronym in English), and is a kind of card that with salt water, through chemical reactions, produces electricity.
This device has two parts. The main one, the size of a cell phone, has a USB input and a slot for the cards, which can be used only once. Each card is capable of producing 1,800 mAH, enough to almost fully recharge an iPhone.
The need to access the cell phone is "critical" for everyone and the demand for solutions to charge the battery of phones, tablets and cameras is increasing -explains Björn Westerholm, executive director of MyFC-. The reduction in size allows this device to be small and can be stored in almost any bag.
The charger works by combining two reagents, in this case it would be hydrogen and oxygen enclosed in a space. Hydrogen atoms from the salt water inside the card enter the power cells, where a chemical reaction captures their electrons, generating electricity.
The product has not yet reached the market, but the start-up says that the launch is planned for this year. The idea is to offer a service for a certain number of cards monthly. EcoPortal.net