Coleman Powermate AirGen Earns UL Listing

January 16, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) announced that the AirGen™ fuel cell generator by Coleman Powermate (Aurora, IL) has been determined to comply with UL 1778, "Standard for Uninterruptible Power Supply Equipment" and UL's Outline of Investigation for Portable Fuel Cell Power Plants, subject 2262.

Using the UL-recognized Nexa™ fuel cell power module by Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Vancouver, BC) as a major component, the AirGen generator converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity and allows the generator to be used as a movable power source and backup power system.

"The AirGen fuel cell generator automatically senses when utility power fails and acts as an uninterruptible power supply, keeping mission-critical computer and phone systems online," said Ken Frank, senior research and development engineer for Coleman Powermate. "It also acts as a surge protector, buffering expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes and regulating voltage."