Sam Powersystems for Inverters and Power Backup

From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Nov 19 2012, 06:00:00

From Maker Faire Africa 2012:

There are some pretty serious power issues in Lagos. Power outages happen multiple times per day all over the city, so everyone has a backup generator if they can afford one. What do you do if you can't afford a generator, and/or can't afford even a second of lost power (for your desktop computer, etc)?

Salami Olupeni Samuel (Sam) created Sam Powersystems, a company that uses locally sourced components to create power inverters which connect to car batteries for automatic backup power. Sam fabricates a 1.5kva power inverter from materials bought from local suppliers and markets...[continue reading]

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