P14418: B9 Power Generation for Better Water Maker
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Customer Needs

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Need Category Importance Engineering Requirements Fulfilling
CN 1 The generator needs to maintain a minimum power to the unit. Efficiency 9 ER 2
CN 2 Use of the generator needs to not tire the user. Ergonomics 9 ER 7
CN 3 The new device can be no heavier than the current device. Portability 9 ER 8, ER 9
CN 4 The generator needs to be easily transportable. Portability 1 ER 8
CN 5 The device needs to stand up to consistent use. Durability 9 ER 11
CN 6 The device needs to be repairable. Simplicity 9 ER 11
CN 7 Manufacture of the device needs to minimize the use of specific tooling. Cost 9 ER 1, ER 5, ER 9, ER 10
CN 8 The generator needs to be inexpensive. Cost 9 ER 1
CN 9 The lifespan of the components needs to exceed that of the UV bulb. Durability 9 ER 11
CN 10 The generator needs to have a user/maintenance manual that is easy to interpret. Simplicity 9 ER 5, ER 9, ER 11
CN 11 The device needs to incorporate polymer components that can be or have been recycled. Sustainability 1 ER 1
CN 12 The generator needs to be safe for women and children to use. Safety 9 ER 7
CN 13 The generator needs to be fun to use. Ergonomics 3 ER 7
CN 14 The generator needs to connect to the existing BWM via common car adapter. Simplicity 9 ER 2
CN 15 The generator needs to protect itself and the BWM components from damage. Durability 9 ER 11
CN 16 The device needs to be easy to set up/install. Simplicity 9 ER 4, ER 5, ER 8, ER 9, ER 11
CN 17 The power generation needs to be reliable. Reliability 9 ER 2

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