Vishal Arvinda

Vishal Arvinda

Industrial Design & Technology BA

ecoCharge

Charger that uses 0% of electricity when not in use

Research shows that 80% of mobile phone users in the world don't turn off their chargers once their device is charged. This wastes millions of pounds in electricity and produces a staggering amount of CO2 (green house gases). ecoCharge is an environmentally friendly universal adaptor that features an ingenious mechanism which switches off the electricity supply when the phone is removed from the charger. This ensures that the charger is not consuming power when the devices are not plugged in, saving users money as well as helping to reduce carbon emissions. The current design shows the basic product potential; it could be further developed to incorporate into the chargers either for laptop, phone or other power hungry plug-in devices.