fits between your standard charging brick and USB charging cable 

work together to

increase the lifespan of your battery by up to 2x

an app on your phone


a physical device

No more low-battery anxiety

No more wasting your money on a new phone

No more waiting for your phone to charge up​


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too hot to handle, literally

Ever wonder why your phone dies quicker just a few months after you buy it?

The more you charge your phone, the weaker its battery becomes.


You might’ve felt your phone getting hot while charging at some point. Charging your phone overnight or using fast chargers causes your battery to reach temperatures upwards of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which destroys your battery over time.

Designed to fit in with your normal overnight charging habits, the Canal Battery Guard uses an experimentally proven charging algorithm that gives your battery rest periods to minimize overheating - the crucial factor in battery degradation.

The battery guard fits between your standard charging brick and USB charging cable, and communicates with an app on your phone. Simply connect via bluetooth and set the time you’ll be waking up in the morning, and the Battery Guard will do the rest.

Testing has shown the Battery Guard can cut battery decay by up to 50%, effectively doubling the lifespan of your phone.

Frequently asked questions

When can I get mine?

Due to COVID-19, our Kickstarter campaign will be delayed, but we plan to launch as soon as possible. We hope you all stay safe!

Does this prevent the battery from overheating or overcharging?

The Canal Battery Guard extends your battery life by preventing overheating, which is the main reason batteries degrade. It does so by giving your battery rest periods while it’s charging overnight so it can cool down, rather than charge continuously and heat up. The Battery Guard also reduces the time your battery spends at higher capacities, which is another cause of battery degradation. There is a misconception that overcharging (i.e. leaving the phone on the charger past 100%) causes the battery to degrade. This a myth; phones are smart enough to stop charging at 100%.

Will this affect my charging routine?

The Canal Battery Guard is unique because it is designed to be used when charging overnight, which is when most of us charge our phones.

Is the Battery Guard compatible with all chargers?

Currently, the Canal Battery Guard is compatible with USB-A chargers, which are the most common type. A USB-C compatible Battery Guard is in development and will be coming soon.


Latest news

Canal lands 3rd place in the Randall Family Big idea competition - winning $5,000 to use towards product development!

Every year, the Pitt Big Idea center hosts the Randall Family Big Idea Competition. The Canal team was lucky enough to be apart of this competition for the past three years, making connections and honing our business model along the way. This first source of funding provides us the opportunity to invest in product development and launch a kickstarter...

Read the Innovation Institute's article about the winners here!

April 22, 2020

August 26, 2020

pitt students invent canal battery guard, a novel way to keep your phone battery alive longer

"When Mohamed Morsy, Nick Kshatri and Matt Rosenblatt started a first-year engineering class at Pitt called The Art of Making, they had no idea that four years later, they’d still be working together.


The problem they hoped to solve: The more you charge your phone, the weaker the battery becomes..."

Read NEXTPittsburgh's article about the Canal Battery Guard here!


meet the team

Nick kshatri


Nick is a 4th year bioengineering student at the University of Pittsburgh and is the head of marketing and outreach.

Mohamed morsy


Mohamed is a 4th year electrical engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh and is the man behind the idea of the battery guard. He leads product development and testing.

matt rosenblatt


Matt is a 4th year bioengineering student at the University of Pittsburgh and leads app development and IT support.

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