Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies (www.horizonfuelcell.com) presented 'MiniPak', a handheld fuel cell charger, at ‘Clean Energy Expo Asia (CEEA) 2011', which's held in Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, from November 1 to 3.
‘MiniPak’ micro-fuel cell charger and personal center is a pocket-size universal handheld charger and power extender for any USB device. The system extends the off-grid usability of cellphones, MP3/MP4, smartphones, gaming devices, GPS, surveillance cameras, small LCD screens, small lighting devices.
‘MiniPak’ includes cellphone charging adaptors, a small LED light, and 2*AA battery charging case options to support basic user needs.
The fuel cartridge used in the MiniPak called HydroSTIK has a battery-like form factor and contains a special metal alloy that allows hydrogen to be stored in a solid-state, as part of the metal alloy matrix inside the cartridge.
HydroSTIK can store 11Wh of energy, enough for 1-2 charges of a 3G smartphone, or 2-3 charges for average cellphones, which is more than what present primary and rechargeable batteries are able to offer at equivalent cost.
The HydroFILL is a "world-first" small-scale home hydrogen station that allows consumers or retailers/distributors to refill solid state canisters in a simple way, using water and electricity as only input.
By adding water, and plugging the HydroFILL into a electrical wall-socket (or a solar panel), consumers can generate hydrogen and store it in a solid form automatically in HydroSTIK cartrridges. Once full, the battery-like "solid-state"HydroSTIKs can be unplugged from the HydroFILL and placed into the MiniPak (or other fuel cell devices) to deliver power via a USB port.
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