Mobile Charging Stations
Mobile phones become essential for people who are transient. They are critical for support services who want to be able to contact clients, and they help homeless people maintain connections with family and networks. It’s a catch 22 – the people who most need mobile phones have the least access to facilities to charge them.
Substation33’s team of innovative developers have committed to developing a locker-style charging station for supply to homelessness hubs. The stations allow multiple users to leave their phone to charge while they undertake other activities such as see a support worker, have a health check or do their laundry.
The features of the stations include:
– securable with a key or pin pad password – user consultation and testing will guide
us on this;
– multiple connections for different types of phones and devices;
– arrangements with host organisations to clear lockers each day and hold phones
left behind for collection – again further consultation will guide us;
– host organisation supplies one normal single phase power outlet to power the unit.
Substation33 uses recycled and 3D printed materials wherever possible to develop the stations.