Angstrom Power, a leader in micro hydrogen systems for portable power, announced that it has achieved a record in energy density and power for a micro hydrogen fuel cell. Angstrom has demonstrated a fuel cell system that provides 3 watts peak power and 1 watt average power with an energy density of 300 Whr/l in a 25cc form factor. This all inclusive system includes fuel cell, fuel storage, power conditioning and peak power energy storage.
The Angstrom micro hydrogen fuel cell system operatess passively and requires no pumps, valves or heaters. Start-up is instant, requiring no assistance from any auxiliary battery. The system can operate as a complete stand alone power source for portable electronics and is suitable for integration into a variety of portable devices including two-way radios, handheld scanners and lighting.
According to Dr. Ged McLean, founder and Chief Technology Officer of Angstrom Power, "this achievement is only the starting point toward even higher energy densities within smaller form factors that will power cell phones and other handheld digital devices and builds on our vision of providing micro hydrogen fuel cells that are better than batteries."
Angstrom Power's innovative micro hydrogen systems are currently available in a number of portable devices such as flashlights, bike lights and power modules, intended for real-world demonstration projects.