Charge your USB devices with Water and Wind

Features

RiverOrWind

River or Wind Powered

The versatile design can be placed in moving water or exposed to wind gusts to effortlessly charge your devices.

TowBehindCanoe

Tow behind watercraft

Get where you're going with a full charge by towing the Waterlily behind any type of boat, canoe, or kayak.

USB

USB Output

Charges all USB-compatible devices.

StrongArm

Manual Charging

Use your own muscle power to generate power with the hand crank accessory.

Powerful Performance

Charge day or night

You need to sleep and your devices can recharge while you do.

Compact

Compact & Durable

Fits in a backpack and weighs around 1 kg

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Water
lily

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    Shipping in October 2017.
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How long will it take to charge my device?

In Water

Speed Smart phone Charge Time Go-Pro Charge Time
m/s km/h Hours Hours
0.7 2.5 ~8 ~4.5
0.9 3.2 ~4 ~2
1.0 3.6 ~2.5 ~1

In Wind

Speed Smart phone Charge Time Go-Pro Charge Time
m/s km/h Hours Hours
6.9 25.0 ~8 ~4.5
8.6 31.0 ~4 ~2
10.0 36.0 ~2.5 ~1
The average human walks at a speed of 1.4 m/s (5 km/h).

Specifications

  In Water

  • Minimum Flow Required = 1 km/h (0.7 mph)
  • Flow for peak power output (25 watts) = 7.2 km/h (4.5 mph)
  • Maximum water speed = 11 km/h (6.8 mph)
  • Maximum immersion time = Unlimited!
  • Minimum Depth = 180 mm (7 in)
  • Maximum Depth = 10994 m (36070 ft)

  In Wind

  • Minimum Wind Speed Required = 10.8 km/h (6.7 mph)
  • Wind speed for peak power output (25 watts) = 72 km/h (45 mph)
  • Maximum wind speed = 90 km/h (55 mph)

  Electrical

  • 5V regulated USB Output - 2 Ports
  • Maximum Power Output = 5A (25 watts)
  • Direct Charging Cord Length = 3.7 m (12 ft)

  Mechanical

  • Diameter = 180mm (7 in)
  • Thickness = 75mm (3 in)
  • Weight ~ 1 kg (2.2 lb)

About us

Waterlily is being developed by a Canadian start-up company, based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, that designs and manufactures power harvesting systems for the ocean monitoring industry. We have miniaturized the technology so that hikers, campers, paddlers and cyclists can utilize our patent-pending, low-speed turbine while enjoying the outdoors. The four founders of the company are engineers who developed the technology as part of a 6 year multi-disciplinary engineering research project at Memorial University. Our technology was designed to work for long periods of time in the harsh ocean environment and our prototypes have been successfully tested for over 1400 days in real world subsea environments. For more information visit our website at www.seaformatics.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions

Technical (9)

What types of devices can I charge?
Any USB device can be charged with the Waterlily!
Can I get other voltage outputs and different connectors?
Yes! 12V is available. Contact us for details.
What if there is no river near by and it isn’t windy?
We will be adding a hand crank accessory on our store soon for emergency use. However, we wouldn’t recommend charging a device fully this way.
Can I mount it on a bike?
Yes! We are working on a bike mount. Available on our store soon.
Can I tow it behind my canoe or kayak?
Yes! We are working on a tow cable kit. Available on our store soon.
How does it compare to a portable solar panel?
The Waterlily is able to charge your devices on cloudy days and overnight. It is capable of charging for 24 hours a day. The power output is comparable to the portable solar panels on the market.
How does it compare to a bio-lite stove?
The biolite stove produces up to a peak of 3 watts of power under ideal conditions. This would be equivalent to a Waterlily in a river running at a speed of 3.4 km/h or in a wind speed of 34 km/h.
Can I use it in the ocean?
Yes. The components are all corrosion resistant!
What are the power output curves?
Click on a Curve to Enlarge

In Water

Power Generation in Water

In Wind

Power Generation in Wind

Pre-Ordering (5)

Why should I pre-order? Why not wait until they’re available?
If you pre-order a Waterlily you:
  • Own a Waterlily as soon as they are available
  • Purchase it at a reduced price (20% off!)
  • Receive an additional year of limited warranty
Why are you doing a pre-order campaign?
As a start-up company developing hardware a pre-order campaign makes sense. The more pre-orders we get will help determine the size of our first batch of units. Also, we’re not taking any money up front but the number of pre-orders will help us finance the first manufacturing run.
Is my credit card information secure?

Our website uses Celery (www.trycelery.com) for your pre-order experience. They have helped thousands of customers, including multinational brands (Timex, Disney), wildly successful crowd-funding projects (Coolest Cooler, Baubax), and innovative start-ups (August, Lockitron, Sphero).

Celery securely stores payment information with Stripe, their payment processor. Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available. Payment information is transmitted using SSL encryption.

If I change my mind when can I cancel my order?
You can cancel your order at any time. No penalty or fee.
Do you ship outside of Canada and the USA?
Yes we do! Your order will be billed in USD.

Miscellaneous (2)

Will you keep me up to date on your progress?
Yes we will start posting regular updates on our website once the pre-order period has expired.
What is the warranty?
We will be offering a 30 day money back guarantee. As well we will be including 2 year limited warranty on defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for pre-order customers.

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