K-TOR® Releases Portable Pedal Power Generator

Sep 27, 2013, 14:27 ET from K-TOR, LLC

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- K-TOR, LLC, designer and manufacturer of portable power generators, has released their highly anticipated pedal power generator – The Power Box. Designed for continuous operation, this affordable human powered generator features a universal outlet interface that powers a wide range of electronic devices. 

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More than 1 billion people around the world are without access to electricity and in the US blackouts are an increasingly common event. When power is lost due to natural events like hurricane's, storms, floods, and heat waves, the Power Box provides essential emergency energy.  This alternative power source provides sustained power in almost any environment or condition making it an essential product for people around the world.

"We are pleased to be releasing such a revolutionary product into the marketplace," comments K-TOR founder Ken Torino. "The introduction of our pedal power generator enables individuals and organizations around the world operate a sustainable green energy source that does not require specific weather conditions to produce electricity." From the jungles of the Amazon to the streets of New York City the Power Box supplies critical power to those who need it most.

Producing 20 watts of electricity, the Power Box can directly charge almost any modern electronic device. The DC power supply is compatible with both 110 and 220-volt applications and the universal outlet accepts plugs from all over the world.  A 12-volt charger can additionally be used with the Power Box to charge 12-volt batteries.  These batteries are a useful way of storing energy and when used with an inverter can power appliances that run on AC as well as electronic devices that consume more than 20 watts.

Folded up in storage mode, the generator weighs less than five pounds and is smaller than a shoebox.  In a few quick steps the Power Box can be converted from storage mode to generator mode.  In generator mode, power is delivered via the universal outlet. Simply plug in the device you want to power and start pedaling.

K-TOR believes no one should have to be without access to electricity.  As a result they have developed a patented technology that efficiently converts human biomechanical energy into a standard electrical power source.  Available now, shipping worldwide, the Power Box's retails at $220 and is available for purchase online at www.k-tor.com.