horizon's hydrofill fuel cell system available now
 
horizon's hydrofill fuel cell system available now horizon's hydrofill fuel cell system available now
jul 22, 2010

horizon's hydrofill fuel cell system available now

in our previous coverage of horizon‘s portable electronic device charger system, this singapore based fuel cell company was said to release the technology at the end of 2010. however, the ‘hydrofill’, ‘hydrostik’ and ‘minipak’ which make up the fuel cell system has now been made available to the public on their website.

‘hydrofill’ converts water into hydrogen gas

‘hydrofill’ is small-scale home hydrogen station. by adding water, and plugging the ‘hydrofill’ into an electrical wall-socket (or a solar panel), consumers can generate hydrogen and store it automatically in a solid state inside ‘hydrostik’ cartridges. taking on a battery like form, these catridges are used with recharging devices such as the ‘minipak’, allowing users to power up smaller mobile devices via USB.

‘hydrostik’ can store 12WH of energy.

in contrast with ordinary compressed hydrogen tanks, the pressure inside the ‘hydrostik’ canister is very low (under 10 bars in normal temperature conditions, and not exceeding 20 to 30 bars at elevated temperatures), making this technology a safer means of retaining hydrogen.

‘minipak’

the ‘minipak’ integrates a passive air-breathing fuel cell and a ‘solid-state’ hydrogen storage unit. the ‘minipak’ DC power output is 2W (5V, 400mA), delivered through a standard micro-USB port and a multi-choice cable.

left: ‘minipak’ portable device charger set right: ‘minipak’  handheld fuel cell device charger

via engadget

  • And now for cars!

    kenneth says:
  • wow the future is now…now only if some other companies can release such cool tech now instead of milking us on the crappy tech.

    gimmy says:
  • yeah, but how much energy is needed to charge the cartridges? And how much does the whole thing cost?
    I mean, if we have to spend a fortune AND keep consuming electricity, these solutions certainly remain pure concepts or prototypes…

    kostas syrtariotis (kdsgn.it) says:
  • LOL its hidrofail!

    sparcx86 says:
  • 400 mA isn’t nearly enough. The iPhone alone needs way more than that.

    realitista says:

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