Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
The Zephyr Charge project is to design and build a cell phone charger using a small wind turbine generator that can be useful to the fishermen community, namely fishermen of third world countries. The generator will output to USB for ease of charging capability. The size of the whole system should be light enough to move around, and the turbine itself will be mountable onto an edge of a wall. The goal of this project is to design and build a compact and easy to use cell phone charger, which is also efficient.
In order to be a practical product, the cell phone charger must be affordable to the average consumer. Also, the viability of the product relies on the converter being efficient. To meet these requirements, effort will be afforded to using inexpensive components, while also sticking to those which have a higher efficiency.