Soon, you'll be able to charge cell phones with car batteries

New York, Oct 09 : Engineers have developed a device that could help people easily and safely tap into the energy stored in car batteries to charge up their phones and other appliances.

The Brooklyn-based team has created the gadget, named PowerClip, which recently won New York's Next Top Makers award, a first-time competition from the New York City Economic Development Corp, the New York Daily News reported.

After spending five months participating in a city-sponsored accelerator program, the team won and received a grand prize of 11,000 dollars.

The group decided to create PowerClip when they saw New Yorkers struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy without access to power, even though they were surrounded by a source of electricity, cars.

The device can attach to a car battery anywhere, not just one installed in a car, and users can plug in chargers for cell phones and other appliances into USB slots built into the PowerClip.

The product's co-founder Robin Reid said that their device is easy to use, efficient and designed to prevent the possibility of shorting your battery and creating an explosion.

The product is still in early stages of development.

--ANI (Posted on 10-10-2013)

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