BB. wrote: »
The problem with TEGs (thermal electric genrators) is that they are not terribly efficient... If you go through the specs for the little stove:http://www.biolitestove.com/campstove/camp-overview/tech-specs/#sub
4 watt output / 5.5 kW input (wood) = 0.0007 = 0.07% efficient
Of course, if you want to cook for an hour or two anyway, then the 4 watt output is "free".
In "real" TEGs, they are also not very efficient, but there are no mechanical parts either, so they can get installed on mountain top research stations and such where only a small relatively amount of continuous power is needed. They are around 5% efficient.http://tegpower.com/products.html
"Jeep"--I am truly sorry if I was frustrating you there. It is difficult for us to understand your needs/usage from behind a keyboard. I don't want to waste your money any more than I would want to waste mine.