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    Default Estream portable water generator.

    Looks interesting.....?

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    Interesting, I'd be curious to see some 3rd party reviews though. Rather than a sales video with awful muzak.
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    Why on Earth would anybody buy this?

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    Think I'd go with wind before water

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    Mmmmm tough crowd.
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    Is it for recharging your GPS, cell phone and Kindle while in Nature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Is it for recharging your GPS, cell phone and Kindle while in Nature?
    Yes Janne. It's a power pack, let it spin for a few hours in the river. Take it out then plug in whatever needs charging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Mmmmm tough crowd.
    There's some tough competition. The Blue Freedom system with its ducted turbine allowing operation in shallow streams looks particularly promising.
    It may seem like a good idea at the time but never open a tin of beans with an axe

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    I would be afraid the Estream would hit the bottom and get damaged. Some streams are shallow.
    You get a quicker flow of water in a narrow and shallow part of a normally deep stream. Better charging but risk of damaged?

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    Aye Up,

    At last, I've been waiting for someone to invent the under water light to extend my covert basher up locations!

    Seriously though - a potentially useful piece of kit - arguably in a very select situation though. (Wind turbine better Jared? In Wales I bet it would work in the rain!!! lol).
    Or Manchester.

    Most of the locations that I frequent or at least lay up at don't have a running water course or only one with a weak flow (no info on water current-to-charge-generated detail in video).

    The charging time (4.5hrs) and the size of the unit would have to come down considerably for me to consider carrying it over the equivalent number of pre-charged power banks that I could carry - possibly x 6.

    As Trotski states - 3rd party review required.

    Having had a look at the site it looks like a kickstarter project and the minimum price for one (if I have read correctly?) is $180.

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    I am not so knowledgeable on this modern stuff, but would not a solar charger work better?

    Submerging electronics - sooner or later a seal can fail and the unit is toast.

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    You need one of these in your life Janne.
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    I do not have any streams nearby, be it here or in Norway.....

    Maybe I could place it where one of the water jets exit in the pool and create a 'stream' ......
    But then I do not need one as the electricity works..

    Wind - yes. Solar - lots of sun here.

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    Apologies for the diversion, but. For anyone with a fire, surely

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    50 watts? You'd be lucky to get 3 watts from solar for the same weight.
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    Nice device!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petrochemicals View Post
    Apologies for the diversion, but. For anyone with a fire, surely

    https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Live-St...438?nav=SEARCH

    50 watts? You'd be lucky to get 3 watts from solar for the same weight.
    Aye Up,

    Now that is a gadget!

    Let me see..........

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    I suppose jaeger, not that I have given it much thought but something like this, weight the lid so the seal achieves the right pressure through the hole, i guess you get the rest. All I need now is a 12v battery and something to charge. Then I can justify spending 100 pounds on a very nice shiny toy.
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