Seattle, WA – Industrial Revolution has partnered with Swedish company myFC to distribute the myFC PowerTrekk™, a cutting-edge portable fuel cell charger, in the US. myFC PowerTrekk charges smart phones, cameras and other USB-compatible devices in minutes through a clean-energy process triggered by ordinary water. Because it never needs to be plugged in to recharge, it’s ideal for use in off-the-grid locations or during power outages or weather emergencies.
The myFC PowerTrekk is fueled with power-generating “pucks.” Water is poured into a section of the puck to activate the clean-energy hydrogen conversion process, which produces no harmful emissions. Within minutes, the unit is ready to produce power for USB-charged devices – smart phones can be powered up from zero to full charge just as quickly as they would be if plugged into an outlet. A single puck charges the myFC PowerTrekk for approximately 2.5-3 hours.
The myFC PowerTrekk also includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which can be initially charged through an outlet, a USB computer port or the unit’s fuel cell with the use of a puck. It comes with cables fitted with three different tips: micro, mini-USB and an Apple compatible tip. myFC PowerTrekk’s MSRP is $229.99. A three-pack of pucks has an MSRP of $12.99.
For those attending the Summer Outdoor Retailer Trade Show, held July 31-August 2 in Salt Lake City, Industrial Revolution will demonstrate the use of the myFC PowerTrekk at booth #40 at 1:00 pm on Days 1, 2 and 3 of the show. A myFC PowerTrekk unit will be given away at each demonstration and participants must be present to win.
“myFC PowerTrekk is really a game changer in the portable charger market,” says Graeme Esarey, Industrial Revolution’s Director of Marketing and Product Development. “Like solar, it actually generates power, yet it does it on demand. This makes myFC PowerTrekk a better fit for emergencies or in locations or times of the day when solar is less than optimal.”
myFC is an innovative fuel cell technology company that develops energy solutions for powering portable electronics. Its product myFC PowerTrekk is a fuel cell charger for small electronics like mobile phones, cameras and GPS devices and it is both a fuel cell and a portable battery pack. The fuel cell enables instant charging from a depleted battery state without ever needing a wall charge. Users simply insert a fuel puck and add water. myFC was founded in 2005, privately owned with headquarters in Stockholm. For more information please visit www.powertrekk.com and www.myfc.se.
About Industrial Revolution
Since its founding in 1971 as UCO, the Original Candle Lantern company, Industrial Revolution has expanded to become a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative products that promote fun, safety, and comfort in the outdoors. In addition to UCO candle lanterns and Stormproof Matches, Industrial Revolution makes YayLabs! Ice Cream Balls, Pedco tripods and clamps, and Grilliput portable grills. Industrial Revolution is the US distributor of cutting-edge product lines from around the world, including Swedish Light My Fire products such as the Spork and FireSteel®, German-based Esbit solid fuel stoves and cookware, myFC PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger and Morakniv® (Mora knives). For more information on Industrial Revolution, see www.industrialrev.com.