This Device Will Charge Your Phone Using Just a Candle as a Power Source

July 27, 2015

4:00 pm

Whether you’re out camping or simply trying to survive the zombie apocalypse, there will come a time when you need to turn to your mobile device. Maybe you’re trying to reach emergency service when the power is out, or you need Postmates to make an urgent Chipotle delivery out in the woods; regardless, for good and for bad, smartphones have become an essential tool in our everyday lives, and having it die on you when you need it most is a terrible ordeal. Thankfully, thanks to the the Candle Charger by Stower, the world has been gifted with a way to charge our phones with a candle.


Currently a project on Kickstarter, the Candle Charger is the first charger of its kind that transforms thermal energy from a candle into electricity to power your smartphone (or any other USB device). Through the magic of science, all you need to power up the device is a candle and a little bit of water. Simply, all you need to do is fill the water bath with 5 ounces of water, light a candle and place it in the designated area in the Candle Charger, and then plug the USB cord into a device that you want charged – it’s that simple.

According to the Kickstarter page, the Candle Charger is a follow-up project to Stower’s first successful product, the FlameStower, which also utilized the power of fire to charge devices. The Candle Charger, however, is a much needed and more efficient version in that it allows you to use a candle’s flame (an everyday household product) to create the electricity.

To learn more about the Candle Charger by Stower and to support the project, check out the Kickstarter page.


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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.