Those in the military already have that rough ‘n tough image about them. Their trained to withstand the toughest conditions with the smallest amount of resources. But in today’s increasingly electronic world, a pack full of gadgets cannot be escaped. So how exactly do you charge all of that mobile electronic gear on the battlefield were the sun, movement, and traditional wall outlets can’t provide any digital relief?
If your battlefield has live power lines, you simply take it! Above you is an image of the RAPS (Remote Auxiliary Power System). It’s evident by the simple shape of this device how it’s used — simply throw it over a power line where the barb pierces the power line’s insulation and the metal design shuttles bajillions of electrons down the wire. At the other end, a DC transformer and insulated adapter ensures all of that raw power is safely converted to something a little more manageable and easily harnessed by smaller electronic as to not fry the hell out of them (or the person standing near). Even cooler however is that the RAPS is supposedly safe to use even in heavy rain. (I’d hate to be the person testing that bullet point…)
It’s beyond cool. Civilians shouldn’t hold their breath for a consumer model anytime soon though. The last thing we need is senseless idiots running around, throwing metallic objects over power lines in efforts to nab a quick recharge.
Hop inside to see the RAPS in action…