Proton Power’s Fuel Cell Stack Achieves 10,000 Hours of Start-Stop Operation

17 May 2013

Proton Power Systems has announced that its 7 kW fuel cell stack, the PM200, has successfully achieved 10,000 hours of start-stop operation.

The PM200 has been running in a long-term test since 2008 with daily start and stop operation. Beyond 10,000 hours now, the fuel cell stack continues to perform well and is achieving the predicted low rate of power degradation.

The test proves that the PM200 is a reliable solution for backup power, maritime use, and transportation applications such as buses and light-duty vehicles. Fuel cell based backup power systems can provide power with long runtimes for banks, data centres, hospitals in and other applications.

Source: adapted from Proton Power Systems press release


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