Mobile phone charging wellies revealed

275x250.jpgA pair of wellington boots which can charge your mobile phone by converting energy from the heat in your feet, have been revealed by boffins.

Makers say the eco 'Power Wellies' use a unique power generating sole which creates a electrical current to charge portable gadgets.

Thermoelectric modules are connected electrically forming an array of multiple thermocouples, which are sandwiched between two thin ceramic wafers.

When the heat from the foot is applied on the top side of the ceramic wafer and cold is applied on the opposite side, from the cold of the ground, electricity is generated.

The charge is stored and at the end of an average day it's said your phone will have an extra hour of talkative… unless you've been dancing, in which case you may have a couple of hours.
275x250.jpg Dave Pain, of designers GotWind, said: "Wellies are now the staple festival footwear, the Orange Power Wellies not only keep you dry but they also provide a crucial eco electricity source."

Andrew Pearcey, from Orange - which commissioned the design to celebrate their sponsorship of the Glastonbury Festival - said: "Power Wellies use clean and renewable energy to create valuable electricity ensuring festival goers can text and phone their mates for the duration of the weekend."

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