Recharge Station

RTB Recharge Station

It’s a bike that charges phones, 8 of them to be precise. This event power station sparks the kinds of informal conversations and networking that draw people to conferences, concerts, and meetings in the first place. The sight of pedaling and the diffuse green glow of the enclosure underneath the wooden desk draw in crowds throughout the day. The system is so easy to set up and use, it can be stationed without an attendant, or as we say, a “coach.” For the best results, a coach will help people feel more relaxed and comfortable, plugging in their phones and adjusting the seat to the right height for new riders. An integrated ‘Pedalometer’, a thermometer style light sequence next to the USB sockets, shows people exactly how hard to pedal to maintain consistent charging. Just keep the Pedalometer in the green and phones will charge as fast as they do from the latest wall-powered chargers.

Recharge Station branded green
With a Recharge Station you’ll have an instant landmark at your event. You’ll hear people say “I’ll meet you at the bikes.” And it’s not just a landmark; it’s a social ice breaker. Phone charging can either be something awkward — seeing your attendees looking around for outlets and dealing with forgotten charge cables — or cool, green and positive with the Recharge Station. By pedaling to charge their phone, they’ll actually get some stress-relief and movement, great for conferences where people are sitting and standing a lot. We consistently hear at events that people are grateful for a place to get their legs moving and get their heart rate up a bit.  As Rock The Bike activities go, this one is on the easy side, meaning people can definitely pedal in business attire without worry. It’s not like the cardio machines at the gym; talking and pedaling is very doable, even while charging 8 phones.

Informal Healthcare and IT presentation taking place on Recharge Station at IBM Insight 2015
Above: Conference attendees exchange information and ideas on the Recharge Stations at IBM’s Insight 2015.

 

For events with a green audience or a techie crowd, they’ll appreciate the chance to convert their muscle power into usable energy for their phones and tablets, something we often take for granted. For those who want to learn more we offer the “What Watt?!” Upgrade, which provides live pedaling statistics including instantaneous Wattage and accumulated energy. Upgrade cost is $180.

Recharge station What Watt Upgrade

 

When we rent the Recharge Station we include a bag of multi-charge cables. But when we sell it, we include eight. You’ll responsible for getting your own. Remember to get a few extra and label them, they are easily lost at events.

The Recharge Station is a match for the Electric Fender Blender Pro or the Generator Pro. On these Generators, installation happens without tools using only Velcro and rubber ‘TwoFish mounts’. To use it with a Roll Up Generator Stand, you’ll need to change out the handlebar and stem. This may be worth it to you if you are on a budget and love the function of the Recharge Desk.

It’s possible to brand the desk with your logo. You can do this on top of the wooden desk to keep some of the wood grain visible, or you can wrap the entire desk. A template is available for your graphic designer. For the best possible brand penetration, brand the wheel, frame, and desk.

Recharge Station Electric FBPro Kaiser desk detail
Above: Wheel branding, frame branding, and Recharge Desk branding.

Features:

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Action happens in front: makes Pedal Power more fun and social. Ensures the best results.

Very friendly to adults and kids (down to approximately 7-year-old kids). Widely adjustable seat height and handle bars offer comfortable and easy grip position. As it is lowered the seat gets closer to the handle bars.

Many good surfaces and options for your branding on the wheel cover, frame, and recharge desk. Please read more about wheel and frame branding options.

Efficient Pedal Power generator and application, so there is less chance of human effort being wasted.

Available in Green, Orange, Blue, Red or in your custom color. Please read more about custom frame colors.

Comes with fully illustrated instructions for setup and use, view and download them here.

Assembled dimensions: 56″ long, 41″ tall, 31″ wide; shipping carton dimensions: 38″ x 34x” 11″.

Weight: 75 pounds assembled, 80 pounds boxed.

Build time: 2 weeks.

  • What kind of devices can I charge with my Recharge Station?

    Q: What kind of devices can I charge with my Recharge Station? A: Anything that can be connected by a USB cable can be charged by the Recharge Station. However, our Recharge Desks don’t support the newer “Smart Charge” technology.

  • Why is it hard to pedal the recharge station at first?

    Q: Why is it hard to pedal the recharge station at first? A: It’s important to note that our generator bikes have some initial resistance when a person begins to pedal. Riders may feel that it’s tough to pedal or requires some effort. The resistance will then subside and pedaling will become easier (ie less [...]

  • Do I need multiple people pedaling to charge a device?

    Q: Do I need multiple people pedaling to charge a device? A: No! One person can easily generate the power to charge up to 8 USB devices using our Pedal Powered Recharge Station. Great for conventions, meetings, music festivals, and all-day events where people need power for their mobile devices but might not have easy [...]

  • How does the Recharge Desk work?

    Q: How does the Recharge Desk work? A: The pedaler generates about 60-80 watts continuously at an easy pace. When the Arbduino computer detects incoming power it starts charging the ultra capacitors which are like batteries, except they’re high current (quick charge and discharge) and can be charge cycled many thousands of times. The Arbduino [...]

  • How fast will my phone charge when it's plugged in to the Recharge Desk?

    Q: How fast will my phone charge when it’s plugged in to the Recharge Desk? If I pedal faster will my device charge faster? A: Pedal power won’t cause your phones to charge any faster than they normally would. This is because you are creating enough electricity to charge an electronic device and nothing more. [...]

  • How many charging units can charge at one time?

    Q: How many charging units can charge at one time? A: Recharge Desks are outfitted with eight USB ports. When you purchase a Recharge Desk from us, they won’t come with any charging cables but when you rent one, we provide you with cables, but please we please ask that you return them! One person [...]