Portable power plants

Wednesday, 09 April, 2003

The Mobile Power Box has been developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar energy systems ISE working in cooperation with the firm of Masterflex. It is a membrane fuel cell system supplying mains-free energy in the medium power range.

The unit produces electricity from hydrogen released by replaceable metal-hydride tanks of various sizes. With 300 W-hour hydrogen storage, a laptop can be run for up to ten hours which is five times longer than with a conventional battery. So far, the unit is achieving a continuous power of over 50 W and can handle peaks of over 100 W.

A higher power is planned so that devices such as printers and beamers can be supplied with power for prolonged periods.

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