Are you looking forward to charging your phone with the different foods and drinks? Have you ever thought of an Apple, Soda, Potato, Ginger, juices and or vegetable’s possibility to charge your smartphone or other chargeable devices? How about reading this article since you may discover something you may have been looking for? Someone asked me a question on how she could power up (charge) her phone using an Apple. At first, I thought that she was joking since I had personally never heard and nor read or seen an electronic device being charged by a vegetable and other foods. And it was only after she insisted which triggered me to Google it up, which showed me more than I had thought of.
Apart from the YouTube videos about the same – how to charge your phone with an apple, soda, coke, pepsi, juice and others, I also stumbled across an article by Matthew on The Telegrap, a UK based Newspaper titled “How to charge your phone with
apples and potatoes” as seen here “www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10988301/How-to-charge-your-phone-with-apples-and-potatoes.html“
In the article, its shared that the test was made after “stringing 800 pieces of fruit and vegetables together with galvanized nails and wire, artist Caleb Charland was able to scale-up the power output so much that it could charge a mobile phone – in this case a Nokia Lumia 930, charged via a wireless mat. The hand-built circuit created an electrical current of an average 20mA and around six volts“.
What does this mean?
With technology being taken onto another level day by day, chances are that many of those things we take to be impossible are being turned possible. That’s why doing a lot of research especially on the internet about the different options, alternatives and possibilities can help you discover the hidden just like I shared how I never knew of foods and drinks being able to charge an electronic device like a phone. Still wondering how these fruits makes power which is able to do the charging? Below is a quotation from the same article on how the entire process works.
“The energy actually originates from the metal connecting the apples and potatoes, rather than the fruits and vegetables themselves. The zinc from the galvanized nails and copper act as electrodes, and the apple or potato acts as an electrolyte. Atoms from the zinc electrode dissolve into the apple or potato as a positively-charged ion (an atom where the number of electrons is not equal to the number of protons), leaving two negatively-charge electrons stranded behind. These electrons pass via the wire connecting the two electrodes in order to join with hydrogen ions from the apple or potato to form hydrogen gas. This flow of electrons is electrical current“.
I have not personally tested this well as reading the above too makes me think that its something which can be possible. Over to you.