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SPOR STORY


Spreading power From West Philly to West Africa

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SPOR STORY


Spreading power From West Philly to West Africa

the spor story

SPOR POWER is a net-positive, renewable energy brand that creates solar powered products and simple energy accessories.

SPOR is open-source, freeing technology from the restraints of intellectual property to attract the minds of passionate makers in collaborative communities across the world.

We believe that disruptive innovation is best achieved by recruiting the most minds possible to solve the problem.

Our vision of making clean energy accessible to anyone, anywhere isn't what makes us different, it's how we're doing it.

Energy Generation

Not only can you hook your SPOR to a friend's to help spread power, but you can also speed up the charging process by daisy chaining your SPOR to larger solar panels (or wind turbines), building a micro-grid of your own.

ENERGY Storage

We've worked hard to source the best Li-Ion batteries on the planet. The Original SPOR comes with 5200mAh of battery life (3.5 iPhone charges), PCB charge protection and minimal self-discharge. Our aim is to eventually allow you to choose the size & type of battery you need for your unique energy-deprived situation, from charging your phone from your motorcycle to powering that motorcycle with electricity. 

ENERGY usage

Currently our SPOR charger is capable of charging any of your devices up to 5V (phone, GPS, tablet). With established relationships with some of the best suppliers from around the world, we're already working on charging devices for 12V (e.g. laptops) and 24V (e.g. power tools) systems. Additionally, we're constantly seeking out innovative USB powered devices to add to our ecosystem of USB-powered LED lights, fans and speakers.

Once you hop on-board the SPOR ship, you instantly have access to our Research & Development Hub.

We realize that a few minds alone can't speak for the thousands of people spreading power with SPOR, which is why we made our entire product open-source.  Not only do we want to hear your feedback, we want you to be able to experiment with and adapt the inner workings of SPOR.

We host the aspects of our products that we can in online communities, and are always happy to chat about the rest. Just shoot us a message to love@sporchargers.com

You're hearing about 3D printing more than ever, but is that actually a good thing?

Currently 3D printed goods range from trinkets to 3D printed prosthetic limbs, but there aren't many items in between that are useful and durable enough to be widely used. 

By offering 3D printed SPORs to the world, we plan on being able to constantly adapt our product to the needs and desires of our users, undercutting the hurdles of mass manufacturing and getting product to those who need (or want) the energy inside.

So why should you buy a 3D printed SPOR?

By joining our exclusive VIP list of 3D Innovators, you'll receive exclusive access to new shell designs, new materials, and open forum of collaboration. Not to mention, it's a great conversation starter. Here's 3 reasons why:

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UNDERSTAND YOUR SPOR

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UNDERSTAND YOUR SPOR

SPOR Overview

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USING SPOR

Use SPOR to unleash your inner-maker in just a few simple steps. You can view all SPOR projects on our SquareKnot account.

Troubleshooting spor

SPOR acting up? We make it easy to find the solution yourself, so you don't have to buy a whole new one.

FAQ's

WHY IS IT CALLED SPOR?

In nature a spore is a single celled organism that gives life to new creations. It can thrive under the harshest conditions, finding a way to support life. SPOR gives power to your mobile life and can be connected with others to grow that power. It's highly durable and gives you power where you need it. It's portable solar energy, just like a spore. 

WHAT MAKES SPOR SO GREAT?

We developed this solution with the user in mind (because we are the users!). We built the product from the ground up, trying to keep it simple and open along the way. We keep on top of the latest innovations (e.g 3D printing, lithium-ion batteries) and using new assembly and packaging practices to make a more adaptable and responsible product. We traveled to the other side of the planet to source the best components because we were tired of over-priced products that break down after only weeks of use. We believe energy should be available when and where you need it, and that's what SPOR is, portable energy, plain and simple.   

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO CHARGE?

The battery inside each SPOR is large. Charging the SPOR from a wall outlet will take between 2-3 hours. Passively charging your SPOR to full from direct sunlight will take several days, so it's better to think in terms of percentages. An hour in the sun will give your SPOR enough juice to power an iPhone about 6%, enough to take that epic selfie.

what does the button Led indicate?

This is your battery life indicator.

Green = >80%

Blue = 20-80%

Red = <20%

No Light = Dead Battery (find some sun ASAP!)

What does the other blue light mean?

The other blue LED indicates when your SPOR is directly harnessing energy from the sun. When it's lit up, it's absorbing rays. When it isn't, you might need to re-position it.

Why did my spor arrive dead?

Although we send out all SPORs with at least 60% charge, there is a chance that during the shipping process, the battery indicator LED button snagged on the packaging and drained the battery. If no light comes on when you press the button, try plugging your SPOR into an outlet via the micro USB port. If you see a red light upon testing the button again, everything's OK, it just needs some time to charge!

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR EXPANSION? 

We are always looking into different distribution strategies and and opportunities. If you are interested in partnering with us, either as a retailer, international organization or individual "Ambassador" please reach out to us at love@sporchargers.com

FAQs


FAQs


FAQ'S

WHY the name "SPOR?"

In nature a spore is a single celled organism that gives life to new creations. It can thrive under the harshest conditions, finding a way to support life. SPOR gives power to your mobile life and can be connected with others to grow that power. It's highly durable and gives you power where you need it. It's portable solar energy, just like a spore. 

WHAT MAKES SPOR SO GREAT?

We developed this solution with the user in mind (because we are the users!). We built the product from the ground up, trying to keep it simple and open along the way. We keep on top of the latest innovations (e.g 3D printing, lithium-ion batteries) and using new assembly and packaging practices to make a more adaptable and responsible product. We traveled to the other side of the planet to source the best components because we were tired of over-priced products that break down after only weeks of use. We believe energy should be available when and where you need it, and that's what SPOR is, portable energy, plain and simple.   

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO CHARGE?

The battery inside each SPOR is large. Charging the SPOR from a wall outlet will take between 2-3 hours. Passively charging your SPOR to full from direct sunlight will take several days, so it's better to think in terms of percentages. An hour in the sun will give your SPOR enough juice to power an iPhone about 6%, enough to take that epic selfie.

WHAT DOES THE BUTTON LED INDICATE?

This is your battery life indicator.

Green = >80%

Blue = 20-80%

Red = <20%

No Light = Dead Battery (find some sun ASAP!)

WHAT DOES THE OTHER BLUE LIGHT MEAN?

The other blue LED indicates when your SPOR is directly harnessing energy from the sun. When it's lit up, it's absorbing rays. When it isn't, you might need to re-position it.

WHY DID MY SPOR ARRIVE DEAD?

Although we send out all SPORs with at least 60% charge, there is a chance that during the shipping process, the battery indicator LED button snagged on the packaging and drained the battery. If no light comes on when you press the button, try plugging your SPOR into an outlet via the micro USB port. If you see a red light upon testing the button again, everything's OK, it just needs some time to charge!

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR EXPANSION? 

We are always looking into different distribution strategies and and opportunities. If you are interested in partnering with us, either as a retailer, international organization or individual "Ambassador" please reach out to us at love@sporchargers.com