UltraCell Launches Third-Generation XX55 Portable Military Fuel Cell

26 Sep 2013

UltraCell XX55 Third Gen

UltraCell has announced the introduction of its third-generation XX55 portable reformed methanol fuel cell (RMFC) for military users. The new system features improved core technology and military-grade electronics controls, improving manufacturability and allowing for a more ruggedised system. In addition to the fuel cell, the system includes modular packaging and a micro-manager for operating several devices simultaneously. Refillable fuel cartridges for the system range from 480 Whr up to 12,500 Whr in capacity, allowing for flexible deployment in missions.

UltraCell’s Chief Technical Officer, Ian Kaye, comments “Keeping the dismounted warfighter in mind, we developed RMFC technology which operates in real world conditions without the need for complex hardware and multiple methanol/water blends.”


Reference: UltraCell (emailed press release)

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