Shine portable wind turbine fits in your backpack, generates power for charging devices

Shine Portable Wind Turbine
Harness the power of wind anywhere with the Shine Turbine, a portable device generating up to 40W and storing energy in a 12,000 mAh battery. Images courtesy Aurea Technologies

In today’s world, where the need for reliable, portable power sources is ever-growing, the Shine Turbine offers a versatile solution. This innovative 3-in-1 device, comprising a mini wind turbine generator, an MPPT charge controller, and a power bank, provides a unique way to harness the power of the wind for off-grid adventures.

Meet the Shine Turbine

The Shine Turbine stands out as the world’s first portable wind turbine that packs the functionality of a full-sized turbine into a compact, backpack-friendly form. Designed to generate power wherever the wind blows, the Shine Turbine is a game-changer for outdoor enthusiasts, campers, and anyone in need of sustainable, mobile energy.

Power generation and capacity

The Shine Turbine operates effectively in wind speeds ranging from 8 to 28 mph (13 to 45 kph), generating up to 40 watts of power. This power is stored in a 12,000 mAh internal battery, which can then be used to charge various handheld electronics via a USB-A connection, outputting 13 watts (5V/2.6A). The power curve of the turbine indicates that the more consistent and stronger the wind, the more efficiently it generates power, making it ideal for windy locales.

Noise levels

Despite its power-generating capabilities, the Shine Turbine operates quietly, with a maximum noise level of just 50 decibels—comparable to the sound of a quiet conversation or a running refrigerator. This ensures that the turbine is not disruptive, blending seamlessly into natural surroundings.

Shine Portable Wind Turbine Power Curve
Shine Power Curve

Compatibility and charging options

The Shine Turbine is primarily designed to power handheld devices such as phones, tablets, eReaders, and USB flashlights. It also offers trickle charging capabilities for some power stations and solar generators equipped with USB-C inputs, using a USB-A to USB-C cable.

One of the standout features of the Shine Turbine is its ability to function even when the wind is not blowing. The internal battery can be pre-charged like a conventional power bank, allowing users to charge up to four USB devices regardless of wind conditions. This dual functionality as both a power generator and a power bank enhances its versatility.

Shine Portable Wind Turbine

Usage considerations

The Shine Turbine is intended for outdoor use on natural, soft terrains such as dirt, grass, and sand. It comes with a mounting system designed for these surfaces and should not be attached to vehicles, boats, or other stationary or moving objects.

Shine Portable Wind Turbine Use Cases
The Shine Turbine provides reliable power for charging phones, tablets, and USB devices, ideal for off-grid adventures, camping, and outdoor activities.

Warranty and support

Aurea Technologies Inc., the company behind the Shine Turbine, offers a one-year limited warranty on the product (excluding the rotor, blades, and blade hinges). This warranty covers defects from the point of shipment and is available to original purchasers who have used the product in accordance with the user manual.

Shine Portable Wind Turbine Camping
The Shine Turbine can be set up on natural soft terrains like dirt, grass, and sand for optimal outdoor use.

Pricing and key features

The Shine Portable Wind Turbine is priced at $399.99. Currently, a promotional offer is available with the code SUMMER30, which provides a 30% discount along with free shipping.

Key features of the Shine Turbine include:

  • 40-watt rated wind turbine
  • USB-A output port (5V/2.6A)
  • 8-28 mph (13-45 kph) wind speed range
  • 12,000 mAh internal battery
  • MPPT charge controller to maximize wind power
  • Compact design, collapses to the size of a 1000 mL water bottle
  • Total weight of 3 lbs
  • Weatherproof with an IP54 rating
  • Patent-pending blade design that folds onto an aerodynamic body
  • LED indicators for battery state, power output, brake, and temperature
  • Automatic yaw to turn the turbine into the wind
  • Dual USB ports for pre-charging the internal battery and charging external devices
  • Heat sink for self-cooling at high RPMs
Shine Portable Wind Turbine In the Rain
With its IP54 weatherproof rating, the Shine Turbine can reportedly operate even in the rain.

Made in Canada, the Shine Turbine comes with a 30-day return policy and free shipping, alongside its one-year limited warranty. Its weatherproof design (IP54 rating) allows it to operate even in the rain, making it a reliable companion for all outdoor adventures.

Conclusion

The Shine Turbine offers a compact, efficient, and portable solution for generating and storing wind power, making it an excellent choice for those who enjoy off-grid activities or need a reliable power source on the go. Its combination of innovative design, practical functionality, and robust features makes it a noteworthy addition to the market for portable power generators.

Shine Portable Wind Turbine Package
Shine Turbine package contents.

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