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How to Charge Your iPhone With Fire [Video]

How to Charge Your iPhone With Fire [Video]

Posted January 22, 2013 at 5:13am by iClarified
Check out this video that shows a method for charging your iPhone with fire.

The video from kipkay makes use of a Thermoelectric Generator which can generate a voltage from heat or cold.

Take a look below...

[via iPhoneIL]

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Jay - January 24, 2013 at 2:11am
This has already been done in a commercial way. I like the BioLite CampStove. Its design is really efficient, you create alot of heat, real fast, enough to boil water quickly, or cook an egg. And since it produces alot of heat, plenty of energy for those Peltiers to generate electricity. Check out BioLite...
Tim Cook
Tim Cook - January 23, 2013 at 1:39pm
Yeah let's charge your iPhone without any regulated power supply. Good way to blow up your phone...
Zeke - January 23, 2013 at 10:34pm
I doubt it would generate enough power to do that :P
HBomb22 - January 23, 2013 at 5:14am
Nice observation.
Hbomb22 - January 23, 2013 at 5:09am
I noticed that the red terminal wire was soldered on the negative (-) and the black terminal on the positive (+) terminal. As rule of thumb, red must be connected to + terminal, and black to the (-) neg. terminal. This is DC voltage source and it has polarity, how come it's connected like that?
X_range - January 25, 2013 at 5:09pm
In regular DC operation red wire (+) provides the power but when you are charging the battery the process becomes inverted thats why here its like that.
ppad - January 23, 2013 at 1:56am
all the cast on survivor will love this - that is once they get the fire going - oh and keep a hidden cell phone (-:
Iphonedude - January 22, 2013 at 9:29pm
I think i'll pass on this one....lolz
Jing - January 22, 2013 at 6:04pm
Wouldn't it take a day to fully charge it?
justabrake - January 22, 2013 at 10:01am
Great for camping
Sukhpal - January 22, 2013 at 8:30am
U can't just say charge with fire, We also need that fkn expensive thing u used.
iH85CH001 - January 22, 2013 at 7:45am
Thats actually pretty cool!
Hist - January 22, 2013 at 5:57am
This is pretty sweet. Pretty ingenious way to charge your phone.
FirstPostEver - January 22, 2013 at 5:54am
Hey that's pretty cool! They should show this off on an episode of The Walking Dead.
DNA64 - January 22, 2013 at 5:44am
Uhh last time I checked the groundwire aka "-" is BLACK! :P
You don't know what your talking about!!
You don't know what your talking about!! - January 22, 2013 at 5:55am
That would be negative not ground. Ground is green. This is straight of an electrical code book. I'm a union electrician and have NEVER seen black for ground. "Black wires are always used for hot wires. These wires may feed a switch or outlet and are often used as switch legs. Never used a black wire for a neutral or ground connection. Green wires and bare copper wires are used only for grounding."
Peter - January 22, 2013 at 7:44am
Well, in terms of AC current yellow-green wire is ground, but in terms od low voltage Common or "-" is also reffered as ground or simply GND. And yes, it uses a black wire. Always. Check some schematics :)
Peter - January 22, 2013 at 3:55pm
Correct ! Wire codes for a electrical tech is different than wire codes for a electronics tech.
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