Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
HYDROFILL is a “hydrogen on demand” desktop refueling station designed for easy and automatic refilling of HYDROSTIK metal hydride cartridges (not included). Add pure water and connect to the AC grid, DC solar or wind power solutions for a completely self-sufficient, renewable hydrogen system. Compatible with fuel cell power devices up to 23W HYDROFILL is particularly suited for domestic portable power requirements and outdoor hobbyists.
Please Note: Hydrofill (black) is only compatible with Hydrostik (black) cartridges. Hydrofill will NOT charge Hydrostik Pro (white) cartridges.
The HYDROFILL system is designed to refill Horizon's HYDROSTIK solid hydrogen cartridges automatically, using a high performance water-based system, from which hydrogen is extracted. 25W DC power is enough to produce 10 liters of hydrogen per hour, or fill one HYDROSTIK cartridge. The HYDROFILL produces and stores hydrogen in a safe, solid form using special metal alloys contained in the HYDROSTIKTM cartridges.
A TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION - The HYDROFILL desktop refueler or portable hydrogen cartridges is the most important innovation produced by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies so far.
The HYDROFILL is the 1st step towards larger scale hydrogen fuel systems for many electric applications - even cars! With HYDROFILL users no longer need to wait for the infrastructure for hydrogen to happen - instead, the users just BECOME the infrastructure!
Model Number: ----------------------- FCH-010
Casing Color: -------------------------- Black
Hydrogen Output: -------------------- 0-2.5MPaG (0-362.59PSI)
Purity: ----------------------------------- 99%
Cartridge: ------------------------------ HYDROSTIK
Compatible: --------------------------- MINIPAK
Wind Turbine No
Solar Panel Yes
Input voltage: DC:10-19V
Rated Power: 23W
Dimensions: (W x D x H) 145x153x208mm (5.7x6x8.2in)
Weight: 1.8Kg ±5% (3.97Lbs±5%)
Water input: De-ionized or distilled water
Water temperature: 10-40°C (50-104°F)
Water consumption: Approx. 20ml/hr (1.2in3 /hr)
Water input: De-ionized or distilled water
Hydrogen generation capacity: Up to 3L/hr (0-183in3 /hr)
Horizon's consumer grade hydrogen storage solution means turning high pressure gas into a solid form at low pressure using metal hydride alloys. Metal hydride alloys absorb hydrogen into their crystalline structure, and can release the hydrogen safely at low pressures. Furthermore, storing hydrogen in metal hydrides creates the highest volumetric energy density of any form of hydrogen storage - even higher than liquid hydrogen!
HYDROSTIK refillable solid-state hydrogen cartridges; The hydrogen cartridge used in the MINIPAK is called HYDROSTIK. It 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. In contrast with ordinary compressed hydrogen tanks, the pressure inside the canister is very low, making this device the safest and most practical means of storing hydrogen. The cartridge has been designed according to international standards (ISO 16111) for transportable gas storage devices (Hydrogen absorbed in reversible metal hydride). The HYDROSTIK is not a one time use, disposable cartridge, and is thus more environmentally friendly. Unlike other fuel cartridges for fuel cells, it has the additional advantages of being refillable (from pressurized gas bottles, or from water-electrolysis based devices), non-toxic, fully recyclable, and competitive on energy storage cost with existing battery devices.
NOTE: 1 HYDROSTIK = 10 disposable AA batteries at 1W continuous power consumption. This is because at 1W power consumption, most AA batteries can last less than one hour, while a HYDROSTIK has enough energy to last 10 hours. Since one HYDROSTIK can be refilled 100 times, the same replaces (10x100) or 1000 disposable AA batteries over its lifetime. Each HYDROSTIK can store 11Wh of energy, which is enough for 1-2 charges of a 3G smartphone or 2-3 charges for the average cellphone. This is more than what present primary and rechargeable batteries are able to offer at the equivalent cost. HYDROSTIKs can be made available in bulk for refill using industrial gas, providing a low-cost portable energy option for users. When using industrial hydrogen gas, the overall energy efficiency of the MINIPAK is higher than batteries being recharged from the power grid (when counting power plant efficiency, power line losses, and typical AC/DC efficiency of chargers).