SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 28, 2015) - Tricopian, a San Diego, California-based developer of the innovative FuelRod mobile device charger, announces that Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the latest location to offer the company's innovative FuelRod program to travelers.

Twelve FuelRod "SwapBox™" kiosks are now located throughout the airport and can be found in every terminal as well as the International Arrivals Hall and baggage claim areas. The FuelRod "SwapBox" provides travelers with ready-to-use, mobile chargers that eliminate the need for electrical outlets. 

The rechargeable FuelRods are small portable chargers that deliver up to 8 hours of talk time for an Apple® or Android™ smartphone or nearly 4 hours of usage for a tablet. When power is depleted, the FuelRods can be exchanged free of charge at a FuelRod SwapBox self-serve kiosk for a fresh, fully fueled, ready-to-use charger.

"The FuelRod program is a welcomed option for our busy travelers," said James Tyrrell, Deputy Director of Aviation for PHL. "We're proud to be celebrating Philadelphia's 'History of Innovation' this summer, and the FuelRod automated kiosks help to advance our goal of bringing the latest technology and convenience to the airport."

This year marks the 75th anniversary of commercial service at PHL. In 1940 the airport served 40,000 passengers. Today, more than 30 million passengers travel annually to 131 destinations around the world.

"When we first heard about the FuelRod program, we were instantly interested," said Mel Hannah, Vice President/General Manager of Marketplace Philadelphia. "We have over 170 retail stores and restaurants here at PHL. The FuelRod kiosks throughout the airport give our tech-savvy travelers more time to shop, dine, relax and stay connected with family, friends and the office without the need to be tied to an electrical outlet."

FuelRod chargers are priced at just $20 each with free unlimited exchanges. Each FuelRod Kit includes connectors for both Android and Apple-based devices. Once used, the FuelRod charger can be recharged using any standard USB outlet. It can also be quickly exchanged at any FuelRod SwapBox kiosk for a fresh, fully fueled, ready-to-use charger.

"We're very excited to have our FuelRod kiosks at PHL," said Tricopian co-founder, Joe Yeagley. "We've enjoyed working with PHL and the staff from Marketplace to implement the FuelRod program. As a frequent flyer myself, I was often frustrated trying to find electrical outlets at airports to charge my smartphone. The response to our FuelRod mobile chargers has been remarkable, and we look forward to many more SwapBox installations in airports domestically and abroad."

Travelers can find the FuelRod SwapBox kiosks at a growing number of airports in the U.S. and Europe. FuelRod chargers can also be purchased online at FuelRod can also be found on Twitter @FuelRodPower and on Facebook at FuelRodPower.

About Tricopian, LLC
San Diego, California-based Tricopian LLC develops efficient and environmentally conscious solutions that provide power for portable battery-operated devices. Founded in 2010, the company offers battery solutions servicing a wide range of product applications from cell phones and tablets, to flashlights and remote control toys. FuelRod™ is designed and manufactured by Tricopian LLC as an innovative portable charging program that keeps batteries out of landfills to support a cleaner, more productive planet. For more information visit:

About Philadelphia International Airport
Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The airport is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of local tax dollars. It is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $14.4 billion in spending to the regional economy and accounting for more than 141,000 jobs.

About MarketPlace PHL, LLC
MarketPlace PHL, LLC is the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the management of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A-West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm, and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit

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Company Contact:
Joe Yeagley

Agency Contact:
PJ Jennings
Jennings & Associates