EcoMech 1 will keep you powered after an emergency

It’s always wise to be prepared for the worst. If that fateful day ever arrives, the EcoMech 1 generator will produce enough power to keep you warm and fed — no fuel, wind, or sun required.

EcoMech 1 will keep you powered after an emergency
  • Is it possible to generate power with no fuel? Absolutely. Aside from wind and solar power, you can use a wind-up generator to produce power.
  • What is a wind-up generator? It’s a standalone generator that works like a manual winding watch or a wind-up radio. You simply turn the crank to generate electricity.
  • What is the best wind-up generator? EcoMech 1 is about the size of a large cooler, and can produce enough power for a strip of sockets.

The modern wind-up radio was devised back in 1991 by Trevor Baylis, a British inventor. Baylis imagined his radio could help those affected by the HIV/AID crisis at the time, and with other emergency situations. Without any fuel, sun, or wind, people could hear the latest updates with a quick crank of the built-in handle.

EcoMech 1 takes that principle and scales it up. This hefty generator lets you produce 4,000 watts with a little arm strength, meaning you can power a wide range of household appliances. It’s the perfect back-up solution for your garage or basement.

How do you generate power without fuel?

When the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing, a hand-powered generator allows you to turn effort into energy. It’s clean, efficient and reliable.

no fuel - EcoMech 1 will keep you powered after an emergency

EcoMech 1 is the perfect backup generator

EcoMech 1 is one of the most powerful generators of this type ever created. It’s the size of a large cooler, with a crank handle on the side and an AC outlet on the front.

no fuel - EcoMech 1 will keep you powered after an emergency

There’s also a battery inside EcoMech 1

When you need emergency power, you simply turn the crank. This puts potential energy into an industrial-grade spring inside the generator, via a system of high-torque gears.

no fuel - EcoMech 1 will keep you powered after an emergency

EcoMech’s industrial spring holds the energy

Just as a bike turns your legwork into impressive speed, EcoMech 1 upgrades your efforts. You can either use the power instantly or use the built-in battery to store energy.

no fuel - EcoMech 1 will keep you powered after an emergency

These gears provide extra power

There have been many failed attempts over the years to make a hand-powered generator of this size. But the makers of EcoMech 1 are confident in their technology.

Never miss your morning coffee

There are two versions of the EcoMech 1 generator. The larger version can run any 110V appliance — you can even plug in a power strip and use multiple sockets simultaneously.

no fuel - EcoMech 1 will keep you powered after an emergency

You can run nearly any appliance from EcoMech 1

For portable power, there’s the backpack model, EcoPac 1. Although less powerful, this version can still charge a laptop, or a small handheld tool such as a drill.

“If you’re tired of being without energy at the most inconvenient times, then EcoMech 1 will be your new most valuable asset. From emergency preparedness, camping, prepping, or general use. EcoMech 1 will power it all! ” — GenEvolutions

The good stuff

It’s reassuring to have a completely self-sufficient power supply available at all times. EcoMech 1 is also a great option for camping, and for powering tools in remote areas.

Too good to be true?

Trevor Baylis believed that hand-powered generators of this size couldn’t be efficient. Given that the inner workings of EcoMech 1 are currently under wraps, we will have to see the finished article to pass judgement.


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– Price: $4,800 USD

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.
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Trevor Baylis is correct. The average human can produce less than 100 watts of power per hour. An Olympic cyclist can produce 300-400 watts for up to 3 hours.  That’s 1200 watts, max.  That isn’t much power reintroduced into the system. 10 amps at 120v. Can’t stay warm on that. You would generate more heat trying to crank enough energy than what the generator can give you. 

It really doesn’t take more than basic knowledge of electricity or power transmission principles to see through this, educate yourself people!
  • Paul