K-Tor Original Power Box

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The Power Box is a pedal-powered generator that provides consistent electrical power on the go! It is perfect for anyone who needs to charge a portable electronic device immediately, but does not have access to a wall outlet. From the business traveler to outdoor enthusiast, commuting student to emergency personnel, the Power Box is a great eco-friendly source for backup power. Fully functional anytime, anywhere, it lets you charge a wide variety of electronic devices, including, but not limited to, your cell phone, mp3 player, camera, GPS, or tablet.

Product Details and Uses

Universal Pedal Powered Electricity Generator
The Power Box is a pedal generator that can be used with your legs or arms. It generates electricity as you pedal, like on a stationary bicycle. Charge the batteries of a full range of portable electronics. Or, charge external batteries to power laptops and all kinds of appliances — either directly from the batteries or through an inverter. The Power Box has a universal outlet. It allows you to plug in chargers from anywhere in the world to charge your portable electronics. The Original Power Box is a great addition to emergency and survival kits.

Powerful and Versatile
The Original Power Box can produce up to 20 watts. It can directly charge a full range of portable devices. Because it is so powerful, it can charge more than one device at a time — like a smart phone and a tablet. Since it can be cranked for long periods of time comfortably, it can be used for higher power applications that it cannot charge directly. Simply charge an external battery and run your appliances, either directly from the external battery or through an inverter.

Small, Lightweight and Portable
The Original Power Box folds, in seconds, to the size of a shoe box — 12 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches. It weighs just 4 pounds, 11 ounces making it very lightweight and portable. It is smaller and lighter than an exercise bike. It provides similar cardio benefits. And it generates electricity.

Highly Efficient Design
The Original Power Box is designed to be very efficient. It converts the generator output to 120 Volts DC with 85% efficiency. 120 Volts DC is compatible with all switching chargers — the type used with all portable electronics, because they are also very efficient.

Any device with a switching charger of less than 20 watts will work with the Power Box. This includes all modern cell phones, smart phones and all Apple products.

The Original Power Box for Emergency Power & Preppers

The Original Power Box is great for emergency power and should be on your checklist for basic emergency survival kit supplies. For disaster preparedness, it belongs in every bug out bag and 72 hour disaster kit. Survivalists and Disaster/Doomsday/Armageddon Preppers view our pedal generator as a great addition to their survival kits. Add the Power Box to your list of survival supplies. Feel confident that you can charge devices and generate power in emergency situations — from an earthquake to the apocalypse.

When all else fails or disaster strikes — the grid is down, no fuel for gas generators and no sunlight for solar power — the Power Box will always work…at least as long as you do. Use it to charge portable electronics’ batteries for:

  • Cell phones
  • Mobile radios (like hand-held ham and emergency radios)
  • Tablets
  • LED lanterns
  • GPS devices
  • Medical devices
  • MP3 and DVD players (to entertain when the lights go out)

And, you can use these devices while they are being charged.

Charge multiple devices at once — up to the maximum power of the Power Box — with a simple extension cord. See the Power Box Advanced Energy Generating Guide for more information.

The Original Power Box is also a great back up to solar power in case of prolonged periods of cloudy or stormy weather.

The Original Power Box Off-Grid

The Power Box is a pedal-powered generator that provides consistent electrical power on the go! It is perfect for anyone who needs to charge a portable electronic device immediately, but does not have access to a wall outlet. From the business traveler to outdoor enthusiast, commuting student to emergency personnel, the Power Box is a great eco-friendly source for backup power. Fully functional anytime, anywhere, it lets you charge a wide variety of electronic devices, including, but not limited to, your cell phone, mp3 player, camera, GPS, or tablet. The Original Power Box can be used to charge small 12 volt batteries and keep essential electronics and small appliances running. It can also be used on-grid or off-grid as a back up to other sources of power. The Power Box has a keyed steel shaft. It can be powered by other devices like water, wind or any other power source, as long as it is not overloaded and doesn’t exceed 1.5 cycles per second.

The Original Power Box for Camping and Hiking
The Original Power Box is collapsible, compact, and lightweight. And it has a small footprint. It is portable and can be carried anywhere. The size of a shoe box and less than 5 pounds, it can power all of your essential emergency electronics and the Kindle or tablet you’re using to keep a log of your trip.

Boating with the Original Power Box
The Power Box is a handy power source on a boat. It is an emergency power source. And, it will charge batteries for trolling motors or other needs.

Note: Shelter the main unit from water spray. It is totally enclosed, but not waterproof. The plastic and zinc coated steel are resistant, but the internal electronics should not be immersed in water.

The Original Power Box for Exercise

The Power Box converts mechanical effort into electricity. So, it can be used as an arm or leg pedal exerciser that has a practical use as well. Think of it as a small stationary exercise bike with a dual purpose. It’s portable, compact, and folds to the size of a shoe box. You can use it at home, under the desk at the office, and while traveling. And, you can adjust the load to vary the resistance and fine tune your workout.

We tested the Original Power Box at various loads with a healthy male, age 59, with a resting heart rate of 60. These were the results:

Load

Equivalent Device

Heart Rate (BPM)

5 watts

Cell Phone

70

10 watts

Tablet

80

15 watts

Tablet & Cell Phone

90

20 watts

(full power)

100

Remember, the Power Box involves exercise. It is your responsibility to be sure you are healthy enough to use it. If you have any doubt, consult your physician.

K-Tor is not responsible for any injury you sustain from using our devices.

The Original Power Box for Physical Rehabilitation
Many of our customers use K-Tor devices for physical rehabilitation. The hand crank charger, the Pocket Socket, and pedal generator, the Power Box, provide a simple form of exercise for arms or legs. The resistance is adjustable based on the load put on the generator.

Pedal Powered Electricity in Education

Many K-Tor products are used in educational presentations and projects. For example, a comparison using incandescent, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs is quite effective. You can see and feel the resistance and relative efficiency for these different illumination technologies.

Specifications

Weight: 5.4 lbs

Dimensions: 13 x 5.5 x 3.5 in

Size Folded: 12 in by 5.5 in by 3.5 in

Net Weight: 4 lbs 11 oz

Power output: 120 volts DC 20 watts

Compatible with most portable electronics chargers like cell phones, tablets, digital cameras, etc.


Compatibility

The K-TOR Power Box 50 pedal power generator provides 14 volt DC power and has been designed to charge directly 12-volt sealed lead acid batteries. Devices that plug into an automotive 12-volt socket and are within the maximum power range such as USB outlets can be used. Insure devices plugged in are connected securely. Do not use devices that are loose as a poor connection can create arcing and a fire hazard. K-TOR offers accessories for these purposes such as the 12-volt male to alligator clips, included with the unit. Available to purchase from K-TOR are a 12-volt male to dual 12-volt female socket, 12-volt male to USB and 12-volt male to inverter. Or, purchase a third party 12-volt to Anderson Connectors converter. To run devices that exceed the generators maximum power charge a battery with a Power Box 50 and run an inverter off of that battery. Custom versions with different voltage and current regulation, such as charging lithium batteries, are possible within the maximum capibility of the generator.

Warranty

K-TOR provides a one year warranty on all generators starting from the date of purchase. The one year warranty covers defects in material and workmanship only. If a unit is found to be defective, K-TOR will repair, replace or refund the unit. To request a warranty claim, contact K-TOR by emailing info@k-tor.com. Once a return has been authorized, the unit must be returned to the factory postage prepaid. Do not modify or overload K-TOR generators as this can damage the unit and will void the warranty.

Disclaimer

K-TOR accepts no liability from loss of use, injury or direct or consequential damages as a result of the use or inability to use or failure of K-TOR products.

Pedal Power requires physical exercise; ensure you are healthy enough to operate. Consult a physician if you are unsure. Connect only compatible devices. Insure devices plugged in are connected securely. Do not use devices that are loose as a poor connection can create arcing and a fire hazard. Do not stand on generator. Do not overload.

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Helen

I can’t get the foot to fit in the holes they provided. So I’m still trying to assemble it! The instructions said to put dish soap on it to slide it to the base! Lol. No way!

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  • Will it power small countertop appliances like an electric tea kettle, coffee maker, toaster oven and/or single stove burner? Or is it strictly for the electronics mentioned? Basically where can I find a complete list of all it can power?

    Thank you for your question! The Original Power Box has a usb port and should be used with the wall charger provided to charge usb devices at 2 amps. To use small countertop appliances, you would need to charge a battery and then run the appliances with it through an inverter. (Or a small power station which has an inverter built in.) Some of these appliances, especially the stove burner would require a good amount of wattage and for several minutes at least, so would be a lot of pedaling to charge a battery for. But perhaps doable with motivation or for sporatic use during emergency or off-grid living.