Micro Fuel Cell Science Kit

Brand: Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Product Code: 810018

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Explore the future of energy storage with Horizon’s Micro Fuel Cell Science Kit (FCJJ-44).  Power a mini turbine by converting solid state hydrogen in the HYDROSTIK PRO metal hydride cartridge into electrical energy via a Horizon PEM fuel cell.  Kids can see the effect as the hydride slowly cools and releases hydrogen into the fuel cell.  The process is a model for all micro fuel cell systems — a working example of solid hydrogen storage that can lead to many interesting and creative application ideas.

Features:

✔ Up to 30 hours of run-time on one full cartridge
✔ Features reversible metal hydride cartridge — discover solid hydrogen storage!
✔ Develop your own micro-fuel cell applications
✔ Easy to integrate and use
✔ Compatible with other Horizon science kits
✔ UPC: 6942503405255

Contents Include:

Micro-fuel cell and base
HYDROSTIK PRO (hydrogen storage) and base
Pressure regulator
Fan module and blade
✔ Fan blade adapter
Wires
Clamp
Silicon tubes

Horizon Micro Fuel Cell Science Kit User Manual

Micro Fuel Cell Science Kit Video

 Generate hydrogen using this kit and once it’s applied to the fuel cell, stand back and watch as electricity is generated using nothing more than oxygen taken directly from the ambient air.
 
• Micro Fuel Cell Base
 HYDROSTIK PRO is a convenient hydrogen storage solution to fuel your hydrogen powered devices. Rather than compressing hydrogen gas, the safe, and reliable HYDROSTIK binds hydrogen with a metal alloy to form a solid metal hydride.
 
• HydroSTIK PRO Base
 Horizon's H-Series Pressure Regulator fits HydroSTIK and HydroSTIK PRO canisters and reduces the Hydrogen outlet pressure down to 0.45 - 0.55 bar suitable for use in most Fuel Cells. Output connector fits 3mm ID x 5mm OD tubing.
 The fan consists of three parts: Motor Base, Propeller Blade and Motor Connection. The motor fan is perfect for demonstrating the consumption of electricity produced by a fuel cell.
 
• Fan blade adapter
 Kit Accessories
 
 
1. The fan does not run after the HYDROSTIK PRO supplies hydrogen to the fuel cell.
 
a. The fan may need to be flicked with your finger to start.
 
b. Recharge the HYDROSTIK PRO fully.
 
c. Open the clamp to purge a little bit amount of hydrogen out of the system.
 
d. Make sure the HYDROSTIK PRO is connected to the pressure regulator tightly.
 
 
2. The fan runs slower than before.
 
a. Recharge the HYDROSTIK PRO fully.
 
b. Open the clamp to purge a little bit amount of hydrogen out of the system.
 
 
5. Does the HYDROSTIK PRO lose its energy content over time, if I don’t use it?
 
Hydrogen remains stored as a hydride in the HYDROSTIK PRO. The cartridge will not lose its energy or latent hydrogen content if the cartridge is not being used.
 
 
6. Can we refill HYDROSTIK PRO with our own electrolyzer?
 
No, the HYDROSTIK PRO can only be recharged using the HYDROFILL or Horizon approved refilling stations.
 
 
7. How many hours of electricity are provided by a HYDROSTIK PRO Metal Hydride Cartridge?
 
The HYDROSTIK PRO Metal Hydride Cartridges contain up to 11Wh of electricity. So if drawing 1W from the fuel cell, it will run for 11 hours.
 
 
8. How can I monitor how much gas is left in a cylinder?
 
This can be measured by weight, measuring the empty weight gives you the benchmark level and then you can work out the total amount of hydrogen by that 11 Liters of Hydrogen = 1 gram so make sure your scales can work in 1/10th of 1/100th of a gram to get accurate readings. Pressure cannot be used as a measurement of the amount of Hydrogen in the canister as the pressure is almost the same between 10% to 90% full.
 
 
9. Can I store HYDROSTIK PRO in cars parked in full sun?
 
HYDROSTIK PRO is advised to be stored in maximum 50C temperatures, but cars parked in full sun can reach inside temperatures which exceed 60C. HYDROSTIK PRO is still safe at these temperatures; however we do not recommend storing HYDROSTIK PRO in such conditions.
 
 
10. Where do I recycle a spent or damaged HYDROSTIK PRO?
 
Contact your local consumer waste recycling center or return the HYDROSTIK PRO to us. Typically, the HYDROSTIK PRO can be recycled where rechargeable batteries are recycled.
 
 
Recycle Procedures
 
The materials in the HYDROSTIK PRO are 100% recyclable, and so in order to get the HYDROSTIK PRO metal hydride cartridges recycled properly, return the cartridges to your local outlet or distributor.
 
 
Normal Disposal Procedures
 
The HYDROSTIK PRO metal hydride cartridges do not contain any dangerous substances for the environment, we would recommend that they still be disposed of in a similar way you would dispose of a standard battery.
 
 
 
Troubleshooting
 
 
1. What are the refill options for HYDROSTIK PRO cartridges?
 
 
b. If needed HYDROSTIK PRO can be disposed after use, they are fully recyclable and do not contain any harmful materials.
 
 
2. I want to purchase more HYDROSTIK PRO Metal Hydride Cartridges, should I have received a (gas pressure) regulator of any kind with it?
 
No, pressure regulators are not included as standard you will need to order those as well. You can purchase them online here.
 
 
3. I would like to exchange my cartridge for a different size, can we do this at any Horizon related outlet?
 
No, for now Horizon only distributes a single size HYDROSTIK PRO Metal Hydride Cartridge.
 
 
4. Can I take the Metal Hydride cartridge HYDROSTIK PRO abroad?
 
No more than two spare metal hydride cartridges may be carried by a passenger in carry on baggage, in checked baggage, or on the person.

 

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