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POWER PACK: The World’s First Portable Fuel Cell Charger

Posted By Mike Chino On September 17, 2008 @ 5:30 am In green gadgets,Green Products,Renewable Energy | 5 Comments

medis powerpack, fuel cell charger, green gadgets, portable fuel cell, alternative energy, medis powerpack fuel cell, medis portable charger [1]photo by Martin Lamonica/CNET News [2]

Medis Technologies [3] recently revealed working units of the 24-7 Power Pack [4], the world’s first portable fuel cell [5] charger. The pint-sized powerhouse uses “liquid borohydride technology” to give an ipod [6] an extra 60-80 hours of life. Best of all, the Power Pack is recyclable and contains no environmentally hazardous chemicals.



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Although today’s gadgets rarely rely on disposable alkaline batteries [7], their rechargeable lithium counterparts are subject to draining their charge at the worst possible moment. Who hasn’t hit the road only to wind up with a bricked cell phone or laptop because they forgot to bring a wall wart?

The Medis Power pack [8] aims to solve these energy woes with a portable power solution that uses fuel cell technology [9]. The kit comes with a charger, adapters, and a fuel cell composed of recyclable PET. Once the cell is used, it can be recycled by shipping it to one of Medis’ authorized recycling centers. Best Buy [10] recently picked up the Power Pack for its online store, where it will soon be available for about $40.

+ Medis Power Pack [8]

Via VaroLogic [4]

Tip via Jessica Loria


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/17/medis-technology-portable-fuel-cell-charger/

[2] Martin Lamonica/CNET News: http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10039102-54.html

[3] Medis Technologies: http://www.medistechnologies.com/

[4] 24-7 Power Pack: http://www.varologic.com/blog/post/2008/09/Medis-Portable-Fuel-Cell-Charger.aspx

[5] fuel cell: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/27/green-cell-universal-battery-sold-in-vending-machines/

[6] ipod: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/27/apple-files-solar-patent-ipod-going-solar/

[7] batteries: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/05/eco-friendly-usbcell-batteries-charged-via-usb/

[8] Medis Power pack: http://www.poweritanywhere.com/

[9] fuel cell technology: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/17/honda-fcx-clarity-fuel-cell-vehicle-starts-production/

[10] Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/

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