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Horizon Releases Palm-Sized Fuel Cell Power Plant

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 16, 2010 @ 3:15 pm In green gadgets | 3 Comments

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Ever dream of owning a palm-sized fuel cell [1] to juice up your electronic devices on the go? Here’s your chance — Horizon [2] just announced that it has started shipping a “disruptive pocket-size fuel cell power plant” — and it only costs $100 for a unit with two refillable fuel cartridges, each containing the same amount of energy as 1,000 disposable AA batteries.

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A single cartridge placed in Horizon’s MiniPAK works on any electronic device that needs up to 3W of power — that includes cell phones, MP3 players, and GPS devices. Some more technical details: the MiniPAK offers both an air-breathing fuel cell [3] and a “solid-state” hydrogen storage unit, and the device’s DC power output is 2.5W (5V, 400mA).

We’re hard-pressed to see any downsides to the MiniPAK compared to traditional AA batteries. What do you think — would you splurge for one of these?

+ Horizon [4]


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[1] fuel cell: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/19/oorja-unveils-micro-fuel-cell-that-could-power-your-house/

[2] Horizon: http://www.horizonfuelcell.com/

[3] fuel cell: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/04/13/artist-unleashes-fuel-cell-powered-nomad-plants-to-clean-rivers/&sa=X&ei=AhYZTP-GNpGENPSDjMkE&ved=0CBkQzgQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNHJ9SCcK4B1IthECtfPVY1_FfAx9w

[4] + Horizon: http://www.horizonfuelcell.com/store/minipak.htm

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