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Biolite's upgraded CampStove saves some energy for later

Biolite's upgraded CampStove s...
The CampStove 2 is available now
The CampStove 2 is available now
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The CampStove 2 is priced at US$130
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The CampStove 2 is priced at US$130
The Campstove 2 captures wasted heat energy from the fire and turns it into electricity through a thermoelectric generator
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The Campstove 2 captures wasted heat energy from the fire and turns it into electricity through a thermoelectric generator
The CampStove 2 is available now
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The CampStove 2 is available now
The CampStove 2 costs US$130
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The CampStove 2 costs US$130
Despite the addition of a hefty battery pack, the CampStove 2 weighs the same as its predecessor
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Despite the addition of a hefty battery pack, the CampStove 2 weighs the same as its predecessor
The Campstove 2 captures wasted heat energy from the fire and turns it into electricity through a thermoelectric generator
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The Campstove 2 captures wasted heat energy from the fire and turns it into electricity through a thermoelectric generator
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Almost seven years after introducing a clever wooden stove that generates its own power, BioLite has given its low-emission campsite cooker a makeover. The CampStove 2 also runs purely on wood, but features an onboard battery to save power for a later date and an LED display so you know when to add more fuel to the fire.

Like the original, the Campstove 2 captures wasted heat energy from the fire and turns it into electricity through a thermoelectric generator. The original produced power that could be used on the spot to charge your gadgets, but BioLite is giving users the ability to use this energy after the fire fizzles out by integrating a 2,600 mAh battery.

This can be charged via Micro USB before you head out into the wilderness for a head start, but BioLite says it has also improved the fire-electricity output of the CampStove by upgrading the thermoelectrics to provide 3 W of continuous power.

Despite the addition of a hefty battery pack, the CampStove 2 weighs the same as its predecessor
Despite the addition of a hefty battery pack, the CampStove 2 weighs the same as its predecessor

The company has also added a new LED dashboard that displays the available power, the strength of the fire inside and the internal fan levels in real-time. The number of fan speeds has also doubled from two to four, allowing you to more precisely control your fire.

Despite the addition of a hefty battery pack, the CampStove 2 weighs the same as its predecessor, a very manageable 2.06 lbs (935g). It also carries the same price tag of US$130 and can be hooked up to BioLite's KettlePot and Portable Grill. The CampStove 2 is available now through BioLite's website, and you can check out the promo video below.

Source: BioLite

CampStove 2 Overview | Turn Fire Into Electricity

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1 comment
ljaques
Yet another pretty, hi-tech, feel-good-but-useless product. So, a 2,600mAh battery would take how many weeks of constant fire to charge @3w? Is this whopping 3w with or without the fan running? Just charging your phone from a full Biolite CampStove 2 battery would likely take a week for it to replenish. Cell phones take between 2-6w to run, so many phones couldn't run directly off the stove if the battery was run down or inop. It sounds like a great idea...until you see just how little these things produce, like the palm sized solar panels on power banks.