Urine-Powered Mobile Phone Charger

Urine-powered batteries have been around a long time, but have been lacking in practical applications. But now researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have souped one up enough to get it to charge a mobile phone. Looks a bit big, but if they could shrink it down enough to fit in a briefcase, you'd never run out of juice.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jul 18, 2013
     Category: Inventions | Body Fluids

Maybe they can scale it up and sell it to that magic pee-pee factory in India....
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/18/13 at 11:39 AM
After a promotion, I was once told "Urine charge here."
Posted by BMN on 07/18/13 at 11:49 AM
Urine is only the electrolyte... pretty much any acidic water based solution can function as the electrolyte (lemon juice, tomato juice etcetera).

I, for one, would much prefer to have a lemon juice battery than a pee battery!
Posted by Kyle Morgan on 07/18/13 at 12:02 PM
A new career field opens for diabetics!
Posted by tadchem on 07/18/13 at 01:47 PM
I prefer to use batteries where I don't have to take a leak to use.
Posted by KDP on 07/18/13 at 03:18 PM
I use a simple solar cell panel to charge a battery that can then quick charge all my devices if needed. It even works great under the lights at work. I don't want a pee cell like the rest of you.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 07/18/13 at 04:41 PM
If you are going to use this system then it makes better financial sense to use pee. Other electrolyte fluids must be bought so it would make sense to drink them since we need to drink anyway. The the natural waste we generate would have a use. That said, I'd rather have regular old batteries myself too.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/18/13 at 07:36 PM
Batteries come in several sizes: AAA, AA, A, B, C, D and now P.
Posted by tadchem on 07/19/13 at 05:47 AM
And, don't forget those cute pink ones size T.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/19/13 at 06:42 AM
I don't think this will work. I tested this empirically, by dropping mine in the toilet once, the battery didn't recharge.
Posted by Billy on 07/19/13 at 09:31 AM
we all start some where with all invention i like the concept.keep your goal.
Posted by cecil mcqueen on 10/16/13 at 09:03 PM
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