Inventor and entrepreneur, Aaron LeMieux, came up with the idea for the nPower® PEG while backpacking 1,500 miles on the Appalachian Trail. As a mechanical and biomedical engineer, Aaron recognized the kinetic energy that was being wasted as his backpack rubbed against his shoulders and hips with every step. He also had to stop at towns along the way to buy disposable batteries to keep his devices running. It was during this trip in 1996 when Aaron began thinking of ways to capture this energy and create usable electricity to charge hand-held electronic devices.
The nPower® PEG is a backup battery charger for hand-held electronics that uses the energy generated while walking, running, or biking. Just place your nPower® PEG in your backpack, briefcase, or purse and go about your daily activities. As you move, your PEG will continuously top-off its internal battery providing you with extra power when you need it. And, if you’re in an emergency situation, shaking your nPower® PEG will give you the ability to call for help or get in touch with a loved one.
This personal generator is the only product of its kind. It’s the world’s first passive kinetic energy charger for hand-held electronics. And, it makes renewable energy generation personal.
Not only is the nPower® PEG made in the USA, but 90% of the product’s components come from the state of Ohio. Located in Cleveland, Tremont Electric is dedicated to building its local economy.