Zombies And SlimJims wrote:Yeah, that's what it has in it, that's pretty awesome though, what do you plan on using that for?
My TEG just arrived in the mail. So, I have yet to tinker with it and see just what I can do. Though the plan is, using some heat sinks, to generate power by fire either by attaching it to the portable wood stove (see signature link) or by setting it near the camp fire. My friend's been experimenting with his and has been able to run both his radio and a string of LED lights in his Kifaru tipi/stove setup. Ideally it will be able to be used to recharge batteries for the gps and flashlight etc..
There are many videos on you-tube of these things being used to generate power off all sorts of things; some people have them wired into the car's battery charging system as a backup for the alternator.
But I am only at the start of the process and have no working prototype; I suppose I can make a post when I do.
As for these wood gas stoves they are certainly fancy tech but I doubt I would ever use one for I have never had any trouble starting or cooking over a regular fire. I fail to see how there is going to be that great amount of gain in efficacy at such a small scale - though maybe someone with more experience with them can comment. Back in the day I did make some 'hobo stoves' but I generally found them to be a pain in the rump.