Twelve Gauge Charger: A 12 Volt Phone Charger – Made From a Shotgun Shell!

   06.09.15

Twelve Gauge Charger: A 12 Volt Phone Charger – Made From a Shotgun Shell!

Richmond, VA – Now here’s something neat. A couple guys from Virginia are making 12 volt chargers from 12 gauge shotgun shells. As Jack Easterly of Easterly & Company says in the video at their Kickstarter page, “A twelve gauge shell fits perfectly into a 12 volt receptacle, and we here at Team Twelve Gauge don’t believe it was just a coincidence. We feel like it was meant to be.”

Once upon a time, they took a cheap 12 volt charger and installed its “guts” into an old 12 gauge shotgun shell, creating their first prototype. From there, they honed their skills and fine-tuned the product until it became what it is today: A charger that lights up when you plug it in and has a short cable dangling from the shell’s primer hole.

Twelve Gauge Charger in a 12 volt socket.
Twelve Gauge Charger in a 12 volt socket. (Photo: Easterly & Company)

Plug your USB cable into the USB outlet on that cord, and charge any device that will benefit from its 1 amp output.

Now, they hand-assemble and test each charger in Richmond, Virginia, in the good ol’ USA. They plan to use their Kickstarter dough to improve components, design, and production.

Some shells are new, and some have been fired (and thoroughly cleaned). They’re currently available in four colors: red, black, blue, and dark green.

12 Gauge chargers are available in four different colors.
12 Gauge chargers are available in four different colors. (Photo: Easterly & Company)

Pretty cool.

Backers can begin by pledging as little as $1 (and receive a blooper video), or as much as $1,000+ (10 chargers, some t-shirts, open invitation to visit the company, and more).

Check out the video below for more info.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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