H-60 PEM Fuel Cell - 60W
60W PEM Fuel Cell Stack Overview
This 60 watt hydrogen fuel cell is part of our H Series line of fuel cell stacks, and it works well for demonstrating fuel cell technology in a prototype product. It can be easily integrated into remote controlled cars and similar small form factors. This fuel cell stack provides 60 watt stack of peak power output at 12V.
Like all other fuel cell stacks in the H-Series, this 60W fuel cell stack is designed to be air cooled.
The H-60 requires hydrogen in gaseous form at a purity level of 99.995% or higher in order to operate. Operating the stack with any other form of hydrogen or at an inferior purity level will void the warranty of the fuel cell stack.
Click here for more information about the basic components of a fuel cell stack and how a fuel cell stack operates.
Fuel Cell Stack 60W
Power an electrical circuit by solar panel or a wind turbine with profiled blades based on NASA aeronautics. Generate hydrogen through water electrolysis and convert it into electricity using a PEM fuel cell. Whichever combination of technologies you want to explore, this science kit is a comprehensive introduction to the principles behind renewable microgrids.
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen
Do not connect or disconnect power cables when the fuel cell stack is engaged. Warranty is void if the fuel cell stack is disassembled or otherwise altered. Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, and flammable substance. Always operate and store the fuel cell stacks and hydrogen storage canisters in an area with ample ventilation. Fuel cell systems should always be equipped with a highly accurate hydrogen sensor to detect any leaking hydrogen within the system or from the hydrogen storage canister. Please refer to the H-60 User Manual to see a complete list of the safety requirements for the product.
Hydrogen Storage Tip
The H-60 is the highest wattage fuel cell stack that can benefit from using hydrogen stored in our Hydrostiks in order to operate, and our Hydrostiks can be filled and refilled many times using our Hydrofill Pro. The Hydrofill Pro is great at turning a small amount of distilled or deionized water into a copious amount of hydrogen!
Fuel Cell Stack 60W Quick Product Facts
Number of Cells
This fuel cell stack is composed of 20 fuel cells.
Hydrogen must be fed into the fuel cell stack at a pressure of 0.45-0.55 Bar.
The fuel cell stack operates best in a temperature ranging from 41 to 86° F / 5-30° C.
This fuel cell stack uses self-humidification.
FC Stack Weight
The stack (including fan and casing) weighs 2lbs / 0.9kg.
The weight of the controller is 0.9lbs / 0.4kg.
At 12 volts the efficiency of the system is 40%.
External Power Supply
Proper operation of the stack requires an external power supply of 13 volts at 5 amperes.
Tell Us About Your Hydrogen Project
We can never get enough e-mails about how our hydrogen fuel cells are being used in the classroom to inspire and teach young minds! If you have a hydrogen success story you would like to share, then please send an e-mail to our team, [obfuscate_1_|98|102|104|107|93|98|107|58|95|107|113|96|116|102|106|100|91|111|90|93|115|96|105|101|93|107|37|93|102|105] We will reach out to you to get some additional details, and then we will publish your success story to our public blog! Learning how zero emission fuel cell technology excites young minds is something we never get enough of!
Hydrogen consumption at rated power: 0.84l/min.
Stack dimensions: 9.4 x 8.4 x 8.5cm
Controller dimensions: 13,4 x 7,5 x 3,9cm.
List of H-60 components:
1 x 60W fuel cell stack (includes supply valve, purge valve, blower)
1 x controller (includes short circuit unit)
1 x silicon tube (OD 4 x ID 2mm), 50cm long
1 x silicon tube (OD 6 x ID 3mm), 50cm long
1 x filter
3 x screw M6
3 x nut M6
6 x washer
2 x outlet gas fitting (M5-4)
2 x inlet gas fitting (M5-6)
1 x LCD Display
Recommended optional items:
Controller adjustment for connection with computer (RS232)
Pressure regulator for stacks 6mm
Battery pack 12V/2.5Ah with charger
8 in 1 connectors for Hydrostik PRO
Hydrostik PRO (8 units)
This product is only on demand. Please contact us.
SCU (Short Circuit Unit) helps to condition the fuel cell for long term good performance.
- During operation with the SCU on, the voltage of the fuel cell will drop for 100ms every 10 secs. - If the fuel cell voltage is not dropping then contact [obfuscate_1_|114|108|106|103|107|113|107|58|95|107|113|96|116|102|106|100|91|111|90|93|115|96|105|101|93|107|37|93|102|105] and in the e-mail title put “SCU not operational” along with the controller number.
The required pressure is 0.45-0.55Bar. Using a different pressure may result in damage to the fuel stack and void the warranty.
Typically, if a H-Series fuel cell stack is not used for more than four weeks, then the performance of the stack will degrade by 50% of the rated power. To rehabilitate the fuel cell stack, please do the following before trying to use the fuel cell stack: by injecting water into the stack before use: - Connect a short section of hosing to the gas port marked “H2 in.” - Fill a syringe with water (distilled or deionized water). Make sure there is no air in the syringe, and then connect it to the hose attached to the “H2 in” port. - Inject the syringe with distilled or purified water into the stack until you see water coming out of the “H2 out” port. Keep the water inside the stack for about 2 minutes. Now disconnect the syringe with the tube, and leave the water in the stack. - Purged the water out of the stack. - Connect a short tube to the "H2 out" port. Connect the H2 supply (0.45-0.55Bar) to the stack without a load attached, to purge the stack as much as possible (i.e., letting hydrogen flow through the stack to remove water and other contaminants). Using the fuel cell stack with too much water inside can irreparably damage it! Please see Storage and Re-use.
If the system shuts down before finishing the startup process, then please refer to the following beeping interpretation: If the system stops during the starting and beeps, then one of the following three things may be occurring. - Low fuel cell open voltage protection i.e., the average cell voltage is less than 0.7V. - High ambient temperature protection, the ambient temperature around the system is >45˚C. - Low external power voltage protection i.e., external power is <12V>If the system shuts down while being operated within the product parameters, then please refer to the following beeping interpretation: 1.High current protection i.e., current is too high For H-100 - H-300 is > 12A set by the controller. For H-500 - H-1000 is > 30A set by the controller. 2. High temperature fuel cell protection i.e., fuel cell is running >65˚C. 3. Low voltage fuel cell protection i.e., the average voltage per cell is <0> Note: If one of the above situations occurs, then the stack will disconnect the load and an alarm will sound. At that point reduce the load on the fuel cell. The system will automatically try to reconnect the load every 10 seconds. If the issue remains unresolved, then the system will again disconnect the load. </0></12V>