Fuel Cell Systems, the UK’s leading fuel cell distributor and consultancy, introduces a new addition to the EFOY portfolio of reliable off-grid power generators: The EFOY Pro 12000 Duo, a 500 W fuel cell, delivering reliable, weather independent off grid power in demanding professional and industrial applications. Serial production of the EFOY Pro 12000 will begin at the end of 2015.
The new 12000 Duo can be combined with the new EFOY ProCabinet which integrates proven DMFC fuel cell technology with maximum application flexibility in the most powerful EFOY fuel cell to date: It features a nominal power of 500 W and a power capacity of 12,000 Wh per day. Cabinets can be combined as required to provide additional power.
The EFOY Pro 12000 Duo offers many decisive advantages; it delivers fully automatic, maintenance free power, 24 hours a day, in any weather and season, requiring absolutely no user intervention over extremely long periods of time. The fuel cell has two fuel connectors, allowing two, or up to four, 28L fuel cartridges to be connected. Running off 112 L of fuel, with four batteries included in the cabinet a 500 W application can be run continuously for 10 days fully autonomously.
Like all EFOY fuel cells, the new power generator produces off-grid power on demand: The fuel cell is connected to the batteries and continuously monitors their state of charge. As soon as this drops below a predefined level, the fuel cell automatically switches into operating mode and recharges the batteries. When they are full, the fuel cell returns to its stand-by mode in which no fuel is consumed.
The EFOY ProCabinet 4120S and EFOY Pro 12000 Duo fuel cell were specifically developed as a robust off-grid and back-up power source for industrial applications in demanding environmental scenarios. It is fully automatic, maintenance free, remote-controlled, and will reliably operate at a temperature range between -40 ° C and +40 ° C. The British Geological Survey has recently completed a mission in South Georgia in which an EFOY Pro 2400 ran faultlessly throughout the Antarctic winter.
“The EFOY Pro 12000 Duo provides higher performance, more flexibility and increased user convenience”, says Tom Sperrey, CEO of Fuel Cell Systems Ltd. “Where other remote power sources like solar modules or Diesel generators fail or are too costly in effort and logistics, fuel cells offer a cost-attractive, reliable alternative”.