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Boating Accessories: SiGNa Chemistry's PowerTrekk

Are you looking for ways to charge your electronic devices while out on the water? There are many ways to do this already but how about a way that is environmentally friendly and only requires you to add water? This is the idea behind SiGNa Chemistry's PowerTrekk - a mini hydrogen fuel cell that can recharge small devices. It works with cell phones, iPods, GPS systems, cameras and PDAs.

The PowerTrekk is about the size of an iPod and has the same recharge power as six AA batteries but without the heavy metals and toxic chemicals. It contains a cartridge called a PowerPukk which is pre-filled with sodium silicide, a powdered substance that has the ability to react with water and form pure hydrogen. All you have to do is add a tablespoon of water to the sodium silicide fuel cartridges after placing them inside the PowerTrekk and it will create electricity! This electricity can then be used to charge your devices via a cable. The PowerPukk fuel cartridges are made with sustainable materials that do not corrode or leak easily and are fully recyclable. The device is designed to last for a minimum of two years.

Since the PowerTrekk is designed to work anywhere, it is great to take along on your boat. If you are busy doing outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking or canoeing and feel your phone might die on you, take the PowerTrekk along! With the strong move towards eco-friendly devices, the PowerTrekk is a green technology that has great potential. The company is looking to expand this technology to charge small-medium sized appliances, tools and gadgets, something that could be very useful in developing countries. The PowerTrekk will be available for shipping internationally in October and will cost ?$200, with a few additional dollars each for the PowerPukk cartridges.

If you know of any other accessories or new technologies that are great for boaters, please let us know and we would be glad to feature them on our blog.

Comments (2)

  1. Ines:
    Jan 14, 2013 at 09:07 PM

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  2. Michelle:
    Apr 25, 2016 at 05:40 AM

    Yes! Finally someone writes about quality equipment.

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