Bio Lite Kettle Charge Topf – Testbericht Gear Review
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Bio Lite Kettle Charge Topf – Testbericht Gear Review


Hey Guys, today I introduce you again to something technical. here i have the BioLite KettleCharge. It is a kettle with a power generator and how it works and what it can do you see now in the video. Have fun The Kettle Charge works with a thermoelectric generator which generates electricity by temperature differences. If you want to know more about it, just look below in the description. It generates power for USB loadable small devices with up to 10 watts (5V, 2A). The Kettle Charge can be used of all types of controlled flames. Larger fires that leap up over the edge, can damage the device. The best way to use the kettle is on a gas stove with stable stand. Although he also works on a hobo, a alcohol stove or a smaller fire. However, these variants are not very efficient, and because of uncontrolled flames also not recommended. The operation is quite simple. Bring the power handle in a upright position until the lock engages. Then fill the tank through the filler opening up to the maximum edge with water. (750ml) Fill the Kettle Charge before you place it over a heat source and not vice-versa. In addition, the kettle may only be filled with water. If the kettle is placed on the heat source, he starts to charge the built-in battery (1250mAh / LiFePO4) The charging status can be read right on the power grip. One LED is 25% of charge capacity. For your information with my gas stove, I used about 1 and a half hours for a full battery and about 1.5 liters of water and 250g gas. The left side with flame icon shows the strength of the heat source. Ideally it shows 4 points. To prevent overheating and damage to the electronics. The KettleCharge has a built-in warning system that visual and audible warns you when the unit is too hot. For example, if the upper left LED flashes it means that you nearly reach the upper temperature limit. If the triangular LED starts to blink and you hear a repeating beep, the flame is too hot and the heat source must be down regulated. The beeping should stop within a few seconds. If the triangular LED lights up with a permanent beep, it shows the water is almost vaporized. Right now the water has to be refilled. With the power button you can temporarily disable the audible warning. If you take no action, the KettleCharge can be permanently damaged. When the battery charge capacity gains you can use the supplied fireproof flexible extension cable to charge your device. Simply remove the rubber cover of the USB port and plug the extension. I have used an iphone and ipad and it worked without any problems. The loading speed is identical to an AC outlet. After use, you can use the hot water for your tea, coffee or something similar. BioLite recommends to handle the power grip during use with a glove or similar protection. But the handle has not become very hot. The base plate is very hot after use, however, so watch out where you will set aside the kettle. For faster cool down you can fill it with cold water. To make the KettleCharge ready for transport after cool down, simply release the lock and fold. Is the battery charged, you can load your device on the move without water and fire. Simply connect to the device and press the power button once. Now charging starts. The Kettle Charge weighs 907g and is therefore not a lightweight. The dimensions are not particularly small. He has folded 7.4 cm high and has a diameter of about 19cm. Conclude by the materials. The base plate is made of steel and the kettle is stainless aluminum. The power handle on the other hand is a stable and heat-resistant plastic. Now we come to the conclusion. Dear viewers, I like the Kettle charge very well. Of course, now many think in nature you dont need something like this etc. But for longer trips without electricity or simply to use energy useful. I think the device is really good. Also, I imagine something like this is good in the developing countries, where the electricity grid does not get there everywhere. My iphone 5 I could charge to 80% with a filling in normal operation. This obviously varies depending on the temperature, battery age, etc. Just as a small clue. What I did not like was the sensitivity of the electronics against moisture and wetness according to instructions of the manual. I think when a device is used with water that should not be a problem. The size and the weight I think is not so bad, because such a device is only used stationary or in a group and there everything is well divided. With 150 € of course not favorable as opposed to a battery pack but it is more useful to work with energy. Thats it. I hope you like the Video. Like, comment and subscribe. Until next time. Take Care!

5 Comments

  • Norse Alpine

    Ich mag deine Videos sehr, aber hier muss mal ein bisschen Kritik am Produkt üben. Nachhaltiger als ein Akkupack (vielleicht sogar mit Solarpanel)? Ich denke nicht, denn du wirst jetzt nicht 1,5l Tee getrunken haben und man darf ja nur Wasser einfüllen und somit hast du da Gas nur für den Strom verbrannt, genauso umweltunfreundlich wie in einem Kraftwerk. Auch dass man nur Wasser kochen kann und das nur über einem Kocher finde ich auch zu wenig, vor allem für das Geld, Gewicht und Volumen. Also ich finde ein Solarpanel + Powerbank (wahrscheinlich gleich teuer oder günstiger) viel besser. Aber wie gesagt keine Kritik an deinem Video, deine Art ist immer sehr sympatisch und die Videos informativ. LG David

  • Rico Beier

    Hallo. Du sagst, dass der Kettlecharge über einem kleinen Hobo nicht so effektiv ist. Wieviele LEDs (links) kann man denn auf einem Hobo erwarten? Quasi, wie viel verwertbare Hitze gibt es im Vergleich zum Gasbrenner?

  • Frank von Thienen

    Man könnte den Kettle Charger über den Biolite Campstove 2 erwärmen 🙂
    Dann bleibt es in der Familie.
    Aber mich überzeugt das Teil nicht, das Video schon 🙂
    Und der Campstove 2 sowieso.

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